We have all seen commercials that depict depression. They often show a black hole, a mask hiding the person’s real emotions, or an umbrella of sadness. Some even depict a wind-up doll going through the motions.
If you have ever experienced depression-like symptoms, you may relate. In general, the ads that depict depression do a nice job of showing what it is like to live with depression. But, they do a poor job of showing what depression treatment should look like. Most ads are trying to sell you on their drug as the antidote for your depression.
Psychiatric medication can be an excellent way to stabilize and support depression treatment. Yet, it is only one piece of the puzzle. Research shows that medication management alone can leave clients with many symptoms. There is also no evidence that symptoms will stay away if you stop taking medication. That’s why we see the other piece of the puzzle as working with a depression therapist in Cincinnati, OH.