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Depression Treatment Video Interviews

Videos on different aspects of depression treatment - from where to get help for your depression to handling antidepressant side-effects and coping with suicidal thoughts. HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, provides answers. These videos on depression accompany the special section on HealthyPlace.com entitled "The Gold Standard of Treating Depression" written by Ms. Fast.

1. Getting Help for Depression 

Where do you get help for your depression? HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, has 3 steps to get the correct help for depression.

2. Depression Treatment Team

Depression responds to many different treatments which is why HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, says you need a depression treatment team.

3. What is the Right Treatment for Depression?

The "right" depression treatment is very individualized. And it's not only treatment you need to be concerned about, but have you been diagnosed with the correct type of depression. Here's HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, to explain.

4. What is the Right Treatment for Depression?

If you suffer from depression, HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, says it's important to understand your options for treating depression symptoms.

5. Depression Triggers

If you suffer with depression, it's important to know your depression triggers so it doesn't get worse. HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, explains the concept of depression triggers and gives a few examples of things that can worsen your depression symptoms.

6. Too Depressed to Get Help

You may feel too depressed to do anything, but HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, says there are things you can do to help your depression even when you're feeling down.

7. Treatment of Depression: Antidepressants vs Therapy

There's been a long-time debate in the professional community about which treatment is best for depression - antidepressant medication or therapy. HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, says it really comes down to how serious your depression is.

8. Treatment of Depression: Are Antidepressants Enough?

Are antidepressants enough to end depression? HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, says it depends on the individual patient.

9. Summary of Star-D Depression Study

In Nov. 2006, results from the Star D Study were published. The nation's largest real-world study of treatment-resistant depression suggests that a patient with persistent depression can get well after trying several treatment strategies, but his or her odds of beating the depression diminish as additional treatment strategies are needed.

The analysis also found two important indicators of treatment success. Those who become symptom-free have a better chance of remaining well, as measured in the follow-up period, than those who experience only symptom improvement. Those who need to undergo several treatment steps before they become symptom-free are more likely to experience a relapse during the one-year follow-up phase, reminding clinicians that even if a patient overcomes the depression, he or she still needs attention.

HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, provides an easy-to-understand summary of the Star D Study and you can read her "The Gold Standard of Treating Depression" section on HealthyPlace.com

10. Getting Star-D Results to Your Doctor

The overall goal of the STAR*D trial was to assess the effectiveness of depression treatments in patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder. It is the largest and longest study ever conducted to evaluate depression treatment and the results could prove very helpful to your depression treatment. Yet many doctors don't know what those results were. HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, says you might have to educate your doctor. Star D clinical trial results here.

11. Antidepressant Side-Effects

All antidepressants come with side-effects, but the question, says HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, is whether you can learn to tolerate those antidepressant medication side-effects or do you need to switch antidepressants or try some other depression treatment.

12. Quitting Your Antidepressant Medication

Suddenly stopping your antidepressant medication can produce horrible side-effects. HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, discusses antidepressant withdrawal symptoms and how doctors usually help a patient off their antidepressant.

13. Changing Those Depressing Thoughts

When you suffer from depression, it's easy to succumb to those depressing thoughts. HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, explains how to deal with those negative thoughts when you are depressed.

14. Depression and Scary Thoughts

Where do the scary thoughts associated with depression come from? HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, discusses that and shares how to deal with those terrible depressing thoughts.

16. Types of Suicidal Thoughts

There are different types of suicidal thoughts. HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, explains and provides some examples.

 

17. Suicidal Thoughts Are Dangerous

What do thoughts of suicide sound like and what makes suicidal thoughts so dangerous? HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, also has some suggestions for dealing with thoughts of killing yourself.

18. Coping with Suicidal Thoughts

Thoughts of killing yourself can be tough to handle. HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, talks about how to deal with suicidal thoughts.

19. Stigma of Depression

HealthyPlace.com Expert Depression Patient and author, Julie Fast, discusses what's behind the stigma of depression and the impact of stigma.



 

APA Reference
Tracy, N. (2009, January 12). Depression Treatment Video Interviews, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 25 from https://www.healthyplace.com/depression/depression-treatment/depression-treatment-videos

Last Updated: May 17, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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