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Living with depression is challenging. Experts hold theories on the source of the illness, but research offers little certainty about the origin or cause of the condition. A popular theory asserts that life experiences like trauma and grief contribute to the onset of a major depressive disorder. Depression is a complex condition which isn't defined by one aspect of pathology. The treatments for depression are just as complex as the sources of this illness. Medical intervention, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and nutritional psychiatry are all options to combat the disease.

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1. Psychotherapy

Engaging in psychotherapy is an enriching process which is useful for many people with depression and other mental health conditions. However, choosing a mental health professional can be a tricky task. It's vital to choose a trained and licensed therapist that aids you in helping recognize and unfold the components which contribute to your depression. Therapy is about understanding the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors which exacerbate depression while working to build coping techniques and problem-solving skills.

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