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Is depression an illness that can be treated successfully?

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    momof6boysposted 7 years ago

    Is depression an illness that can be treated successfully?

  2. selfbetter profile image56
    selfbetterposted 7 years ago

    My good friend has depression. He's learned to deal with it and has agreed to live with it for the rest of his life. At the same time, he hasn't lost hope that his depression will end. Some people suffer from depression for years, even decades and somehow their depression ends.

    This is kind of funny, but true: He was hit by a car a few years ago and his depression was almost totally gone for almost a year. We often joke that I should hit his head really hard once a year and that should do the trick. But seriously. He was hoping it would never come back. Unfortunately it did, but that experience gave him more hope that there must be something that will eventually help him for good.

  3. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 7 years ago

    No. The key word is 'successfully'. And just like insulin  for diabetes does NOT cure but merely controls the symptoms - the medicines for depression merely ease the symptoms.

    Talking from personal experience. If born with a chemical imbalance - then that's part of who you are.

    Chronic depression is not like regular blues from losing your job or have someone die. Those things just make it worse.

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    jasper420posted 7 years ago

    yes it is deppreshion can be treated however medication is only part of the treatment it will onley take you so far you have to work on your issues and have a postive attuide in oder to get better healing from deppreshion starts with you wanting to get better

  5. Chupp22 profile image80
    Chupp22posted 7 years ago

    It can be treated successfully. It is a mental illness, and their are solutions both medications and life style changes that you can do to overcome depression. The problem is if you fall back into previous life styles depression will come back, or if you stop taking medication for it. So the answer actually is yes it can be treated successfully!