Major depression is never ‘cured’ but it does become less of a bother with time. You will find, after exploration, different therapies do help you better than others.
It is fine to try different therapies, sometimes combining a few can also be beneficial. CBT, counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, reiki, massage, EFT, mindfulness are all proven to help with depression.
But it is a case of continually managing it successfully and therefore you need very good life and relationship skills and a great deal of understanding of depression and how it specifically impacts you as an individual, what your triggers are, how to identify them, learning how to anticipate which situations in your life could potentially cause you hardship and a return of depressive symptoms and the ability to recognise that you are getting depressed again and putting your strategies in place to get you back on track.
As you can see alot of the work comes from you, in fact 100% of the work comes from you. Your therapist is there to guide, teach and support you in your journey and hopefully get you to a point where your understanding and application of the skills are at a point where you know what you are doing and you can do it on your own.When you feel like crying for no apparent reason.
When you think your expression of sorrow is disproportional to the circumstances involved.
When there are significant involuntary changes in your sleeping or/and eating pattern.
When you do not enjoy activities you previously were passionate about.
When you have involuntary thoughts of suicide.
When you feel you’d be better of being dead.
When mundane daily routine seems like an effort.
When it takes an effort to get up from bed each day.
Depressed mood most the day
Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all activities
Insomnia or hypersomnia [excess sleep]
Significant weight loss or weight gain (eg, 5 percent within a month) or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day
Psychomotor retardation slowing of though processing or agitation nearly every day that is observable can be seen by others
Fatigue or low energy
Decreased ability to concentrate, think, or make decisions
Thoughts of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicidal ideation [thoughts], or a suicide attempt
Depression can be treated. Depression is common – almost 7% of American adults during 2015.