A Guide to What Works for Depression – The Treatments

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Treatments:
– Psychological interventions
– Medical interventions
– Complementary and lifestyle interventions (self-help)
– research-only trialled interventions

Psychological interventions (the evidence)
– ACT – some research study support
– behavioural activation – many/most research study evidence
– CBT – many/most research study evidence
– MBCT – many/most research study evidence
– computer-assistance – number of studies support use
– IPT – many/most research study evidence
– music therapy – some research study support
– psychoeducation – some research study support
– supportive therapy – some research study support

Medical interventions
– antidepressant medication – many/most research study evidence [but with side-effects]

Complementary and lifestyle interventions
– bibliotherapy with a therapist – number of studies support use
– exercise – number of studies support use

Source: https://www.bspg.com.au/dam/bsg/product?client=BEYONDBLUE&prodid=BL/0556&type=file

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