Treatments for Depression
There is also a range of natural and other treatments as well as tools and techniques, that many people have found very useful in treating and/or managing their depression.
We aim to provide a comprehensive information source for the different treatments, techniques and tools others have found helpful. However this is for general information purposes only.
There are different approaches to psychological therapy and all, regardless of the particular philosophy, aim to help people overcome emotional and behavioural problems.
Contemporary research suggests that the two most effective psychological approaches for depression and anxiety are cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), also known as interpersonal relationship therapy.
Both these approaches have been found to be very effective and usually require no more than about 10 sessions with an appropriately trained and qualified psychologist.
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT or RET)
Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has produced a Literature Review of evidence-based psychological treatments that you may find helpful.
Online Treatments & Trials
There are now quite a few places that offer online ‘treatments’ for depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. Many of these are opportunitites for us to participate in research projects that will help us all understand more about depression and the treatment options available.