Ludmil Manov, M.D. : Child, Adult, and Adolescent Psychiatrist

depression

Depression

Depression is characterized by feelings of severe despondency and dejection. The type and severity of a depression can vary widely among individuals, depending on neurological and environmental factors. 

Depression is best treated through a combination of talk therapies and medications, depending on your choice.

Dr. Manov is committed to the treatment and success of his patients. He believes that depression can be completely cured in many cases, depending on the commitment of the patient. 

To read more about the symptoms of depression, read here

Treatments

Psychodynamic therapy heals depression by examining unconcious patterns and bringing them to light. By becoming more aware of your thought process, you will be able to overcome self-defeating beliefs and unresolved mental conflicts. This will make your thinking freeer, help you discover your potential, and make life easier to enjoy in the present. 

Psychodynamic Therapy


CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)

The aim of CBT is to help you think more positively about life and free yourself from unhelpful patterns of behaviour. In CBT, goals are set and tasks may be carried out between sessions. A course typically involves around 6 to 15 sessions, which last about an hour each. Generally, CBT deals with current situations more than events in your past or childhood.


Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a brief, attachment-focused psychotherapy that centers on resolvinginterpersonal problems and symptomatic recovery. It is an empirically supported treatment (EST) that follows a highly structured and time-limited approach and is intended to be completed within 12–16 weeks.


Medication

Depression can be treated with a range of medications, depending on your specific condition and needs.