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DEPRESSION: Out of the Shadows
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DEPRESSION: Out of the Shadows + TAKE ONE STEP: Caring for Depression, with Jane Pauley  

Ask an Expert: Depression Treatments
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Learn more about depression treatments:

Depression Fact Sheet: English version (PDF, 748k) Spanish version (PDF, 796k)
National Institute of Mental Health "Finding Help": nimh.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ getting-help-locate-services/
NAMI page on finding support: nami.org/ Template.cfm?section=Find_Support
Dr.Peter Kramer, author of Listening to Prozac, blog: blogs.psychologytoday.com/ blog/ in-practice

Transcript

Is depression treatable?

DR. THOMAS INSEL: Getting there early's important. And in this case, it's important because we can treat this illness. This is an illness in which we have both medications and targeted psychotherapies that really work. Now, they don't work in everybody, but they work in most people. And they don't work necessarily quickly. But if someone can get the appropriate treatment and stay with it, the prognosis is actually very, very good. So there's every reason to start early and to continue treatment, to make sure that you get the best outcome--

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