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The Stages of Depression Treatment

If at First You Don't Succeed:

About half of people with depression feel much better after the first treatment they try. And of that group, about two-thirds become symptom-free. But if you're one of the others, don't despair. With your doctor's help, you can gradually step up the intensity of your treatment until you find the approach that works for you. Here's how the process works.

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Medically Reviewed By: Williams, Robert, MD

Last Annual Review Date: Dec. 14, 2011

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What to Ask Your Doctor About Depression

Be prepared to ask the right questions at your next doctor's appointment for depression.