It’s a good idea to know something about how to treat depression whether on not you are doctor. The knowledge can assist you if you are depressed and it can be useful when helping someone with depression. There is one question to ask that functions like a handle on a fairly complex subject. A key question is,” How severe is the clinical depression?” This question has to be answered by a trained professional after thoroughly evaluating the depression. But you must understand the importance of this key question because your decisions regarding how to treat depression will yours to live with.
Knowing how to treat depression, for example, with or without medication often depends on the severity. If a depression is truly beatable without medication it is often a good idea to make the necessary life changes without medication. If it is more severe, then avoiding medication can be a bad idea because without it a person may not have the “umph” to make the real and lasting life changes that they need to make. I find that when people consider how to treat depression as a strategy, they most often underestimate the extent to which the depression is impacting every area of life and relationships.