Psychotherapy Benefits

There's good data supporting the use of psychotherapy in the treatment of depression. The vast majority of people who go through therapy shows some improvement in their symptoms of depression. The effects can sometimes be more enduring than the effects of medication and the treatment of depression, meaning that after a person stops therapy or after a person stops medication, it could be that the benefits of the therapy last longer than the benefits of the medication in many individuals. When considering psychotherapy, it is important to keep in mind that the benefits may take some time to reap. A connection has to be established between the patient and the therapist, which takes time. Therapy can be very therapist-dependent, meaning that the therapist has to be a good fit for you as someone who you feel comfortable with and that you feel can help you. A person has to be at the level of being able to engage in therapy. In some instances of depression, the depression may be so severe that the person is not able to talk or to engage in meaningful dialogue, in which case it may be necessary to pursue other avenues of treatment.

Featured Apps for Depression

Pacifica

Pacifica

This highly rated app uses meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy to manage...

Read More...
Stop, Breathe, and Think

Stop, Breathe, and Think

The name summarizes almost everything the app aims to offer you. Stop, Breathe & Think...

Read More...
Calm

Calm

As the name suggests, the Calm app is designed to help the user calm down and relax...

Read More...
Breathe2Relax

Breathe2Relax

Just as illustrated in the name, Breath2Relax teaches you how to use deep breathing exercises to...

Read More...
Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM) encourages you to develop different ways of dealing with...

Read More...
Relax Melodies

Relax Melodies

Sleep deprivation is a major source of stress. Relax Melodies helps you fight stress-related insomnia...

Read More...
MoodKit

MoodKit

MoodKit is based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Users gain access to over...

Read More...
TalkLife

TalkLife

TalkLife is simple to use. It’s basically an online community where members can easily find...

Read More...
Daylio

Daylio

This app’s functionality is simple, fun, and easy to use for people of all ages and...

Read More...
Headspace

Headspace

Headspace is one of the most comprehensive apps available for meditation and mindfulness...

Read More...
7 Cups

7 Cups

If you’re searching for an app that has the numbers to back its claims for assistance with symptoms of depression, look no further than 7 Cups.

Read More...
Moodpath

Moodpath

If you’re concerned about your mental health, download the Moodpath app to test yourself before you acquire a clinical diagnosis.

Read More...
Happify

Happify

Instead of letting your emotions control you, wouldn’t you rather learn to control your emotions? Happify is an app that gives you the essential

Read More...
Moodnotes

Moodnotes

If you find it hard to explain the symptoms you feel when dealing with depression, learn to verbalize your feeling through Moodnotes.

Read More...
SuperBetter

SuperBetter

One way to fight depression is to engage in simple activities to promote healthy habit building. This is the idea behind SuperBetter.

Read More...
The Sims FreePlay

The Sims FreePlay

While many children and adults alike have enjoyed the creative gameplay of The Sims series for years, the new Sims FreePlay has exhibited traits

Read More...
Youper

Youper

On the website, Youper claims that it can help you feel less anxious, less stressed, and less blue. In terms of improvement,the app boasts it can

Read More...
Talkspace

Talkspace

Who better than an Olympian to testify to the benefits of a therapeutic app for depression? That’s right, Michael Phelps admitted to struggling

Read More...
Moment

Moment

If you’re like many, you may find using your phone too often is taking way from your ability to be engaged in the real world. Social media is a

Read More...

Depression Self-Help Books