Don’t Let Depression Keep You Down – Treatment Can Help


Are you depressed? If so, you may have company.
And there are steps you can take to feel better. I’m Erin White with your latest health news. A new report from the CDC found that women,
people living in poverty and middle-aged people were the most likely groups of Americans to
be severely depressed. Most severely depressed people reported having trouble at work, at
home and with social activities. Despite their symptoms, however, few had seen a mental health
professional in the past year. However, there are several steps that patients may be able
to take in order to improve their mental health, according to the authors of this report. They
wrote, quote, “studies have shown that the most effective treatment for depression, especially
for severe depression, is a combination of medication and therapy”. Speak up and seek help if you are feeling
depressed.

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