Treatments for depression

There are several treatments for depression. Combination of those treatments can prove to be the best way forward.

The treatments available include:

  • Self help
  • Psychological therapies (talking therapies) like CBT
  • Medication that includes antidepressants, anxiolytics, mood stabilisers and sleeping tablets
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Support in the community
  • Hospital admission
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT
  • rTMS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation


  • Sleep and nutrition are very important
  • Investigations for physical health may help to explain some symptoms