HOW WELL DO TREATMENTS FOR DEPRESSION WORK?
• Unfortunately, only half of Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment
• However for those who do, 80% -90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication.
Although there are several classes of medications which have shown to be effective for depression, all medications carry potential risks and side effects which should be thoroughly discussed with a physician before starting. Any side effects or problems experienced after starting medication for depression should be discussed with one’s physician immediately. Medications for depression generally should not be stopped abruptly without consulting the prescribing provider as significant withdrawal symptoms could occur.
Local and State Resources:
Pathways Vermont: Wellness Co-op
Pathways Vermont: Support Online
National Alliance on Mental Illness VT (NAMIVT)
University of Vermont
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
National Institute of Mental Health
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Vermont Suicide Prevention Center
UMatter Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255/ TTY: (800) 799-4889
GLBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564 www.glnh.org
GLBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)
Online Peer Support Chat
If US military veteran: (800) 273-8255 and press 1