Our expert says:
Depresion, when properly diagnosed, includes chemical changes in the brain which can be distinctly helped by medications ; but where there are also real-life problems, of course a medication doesn't sort them out, although it may enable you to do so more effectively. Thart's why I like to see counselling, especially of the CBT format, included in the treatment of Depression, for over-all better results.
I hope, too, your husband isn't "struggling with personal things" alone, rather than with expert counselling help.
SO, do see a good local psychiatrist for a comprehensive assessment, and discuss treatment options which ought to include counselling / psychtherapy as well as medication
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