Treatment options

The good news is that there's a range of treatments, health professionals and services available to help with depression and anxiety. There are also many things you can do yourself to recover and stay well.

The reality is that depression and anxiety are unlikely to simply go away on their own. If ignored and left untreated, depression and anxiety can go on for months, sometimes years, making it hard to cope with day-to-day life.

Different treatments work for different people, and it can take time, strength and patience to find a treatment that's right for you. After seeking appropriate advice, the best approach is to try a treatment you're comfortable with and that works for most people. If you're not seeing much improvement or experience problems with the treatment, talk it through with your health professional and consider trying another option.

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