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How do manas hospital best psychiatrists provide depression treatment?

October 8, 2021

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One of the population-based studies has shown that in India around 57 million (15.1%) people are affected by depression. At Manas Hospital, the best team of Psychiatrists in Ludhiana is helping the patients to deal with depression by giving a customized treatment plan.

Depression: One of the common mental health issue

Depression is a mental health problem in which a person experiences sadness, emptiness, and hopelessness. At our Counselling Centre in Ludhiana, we inform the patient about depression, how it affects their daily life, what approach they can take, and why they should not deal with it alone. It’s important to understand the condition in-depth and point to the exact reason.

What are the medications available for depression?

Depression treatment plans include medications. Well! To make the right choice about the medication different factors are considered and then only the best-suited medication is given. Before the medications are given these factors are considered:

  • Its side-effects, if any

  • Overall health

  • Drug interactions

  • Symptoms

  • Treatment cost

Now, let’s talk about the possible medications available for depression:

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

These medications have fewer side effects. As the state of depression is linked to low levels of serotonin and through these medications the blood is prevented from staying in the brain. This way you get relief from depression.

  • Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors

With these medications, the serotonin level is balanced in the brain which means mood gets better.

  • Tricyclic antidepressants

With these serotonin and norepinephrine stay in the brain which makes the mood better. Although, they lead to side-effects due to which they are not much used.

Which is the therapy available for depression at manas hospital?

Consulting a trusted and experienced therapist is the way to deal with depression. If the condition is so severe that medications alone can’t work then therapy is suggested. Here are some of the best options:

  • Talk therapy

As the name suggests, it’s about discussing what is the issue and the way you feel. When you talk, it helps to form the pattern of your behavior and thoughts.

In such a case, you should journalize your thoughts to understand better what goes in your mind & what triggers it.

  • Cognitive therapy

Cognitive therapy focuses on emotions & thoughts. Through this, those patterns and thoughts are better understood. You need to get cognitive therapy for 6 weeks to 4 months.

  • Behavioral therapy

Behavioral therapy is an effective approach to find the reason for unwanted or self-destructive behavior & how it can be treated. During behavioral therapy, the major concern is out on the current state & what to do to change it. This therapy is known for helping patients.

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

CBT comes under the category of psychotherapy. Through this, the mood and behavior are changed. The person’s negative thoughts and behavior are all because of the present beliefs and situation.

How do I know my depression treatment is working for me?

Within 3 months of taking the medications the improvement is seen. In case, you notice the following symptoms then you need to consult the doctor:

  • Depression state does not get better even after several months

  • Symptoms improve but you don’t feel like normal

  • Symptoms get worse than before

If you are experiencing these signs it tells that your depression treatment is not working the way it should.

Schedule your initial consultation

If you are still having trouble, then book your initial consultation at Manas Hospital to get peace of mind and deal with depression in the right manner.