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Improve Depression Treatment with Talk Therapy

Talk to your doctor about adding talk therapy (counseling) to help treat depression more efficiently in addition to any pharmaceutical intervention you have been given.

Talk therapy may:

  1. help you prevent negative self-talk scripts that are naturally associated with depression, but can make the condition feel worse;
  2. assist you in feeling better faster during the natural delay in the medication’s positive effects;
  3. offer you additional structure and a helping relationship you can look forward to each week; and
  4. add a collaborating professional to work with your doctor to offer feedback on your condition.

UR Medicine EAP is brought to you by Well-U, helping eligible individuals to assess issues, and provide short-term counseling and referrals.

Keith Stein | 5/14/2020

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