Psychotherapeutic methods like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, or Supportive Counseling are sometimes the best answers for depression management. “CBT refers to a range of different structured approaches that are based on the assumption that the way a person feels is closely related to the way a person thinks and the way they behave. The treatment then uses activities to target both the things people think (their cognitions) and the things they do (their behaviours),” according to clinical psychologist Timothy Carey, Ph.D.
Depression is a condition that can be fully managed by a combination of psychotherapies, group therapy being an important one among them. For many people “Group therapy can be more powerful and mutative than individual therapy,” according to Judye Hess, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist. People who suffer from depression often rely on ‘depression chat rooms’ where they have conversations with people who are in similar situation. This might not be the perfect replacement to speaking with a therapist, but it has proven helpful to an increasing number of people.