Depression Therapies

Updated 23 July 2024

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You can make an informed choice of treatment based on its advantages and disadvantages, its availability, and your preferences. In treatment, you can review progress and decide to increase, reduce or stop sessions, or change therapist. For mild depression, nice.org.uk recommend a talking therapy and/or an antidepressant. For moderate and severe depression, a talking therapy and an antidepressant is recommended.
nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for mild, moderate and severe
depression

More certain effectiveness
For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 16-20 sessions
Therapists

97 therapists
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23/07/2024
nice.org.uk recommends
Behavioural Activation
for mild and moderate
depression

More certain effectiveness
For negative behavioursFocus on the presentAdults 16-20 sessions

Currently unavailable
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23/07/2024
nice.org.uk recommends
Interpersonal Therapy
for mild, moderate and severe
depression

More certain effectiveness
For life eventsFocus on the past or presentAdults 16-20 sessions

Currently unavailable
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23/07/2024
nice.org.uk recommends
Counselling
for mild and moderate
depression

Less certain effectiveness
For life eventsFocus on the past or presentAdults 6-10 sessions
Therapists

337 therapists
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23/07/2024
nice.org.uk recommends
Psychodynamic Therapy
for mild and moderate
depression

Less certain effectiveness
For personal dynamicsFocus on the past or presentAdults 16-20 sessions
Therapists

63 therapists
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23/07/2024
nice.org.uk recommends
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
for depression

More certain effectiveness
Focus on the pastFor Adults
Therapists

1 therapist
findatherapist.co.uk
23/07/2024
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