Home > Medical > Depression > Overview 06 February 2013 How is depression treated? The first aim of treatment is to ensure the safety of the patient for whom hospitalisation may be required. Secondly, a complete diagnostic evaluation must be carried out. Thirdly, a treatment plan has to be formulated which would include medication, psychotherapy, life-style changes and the addressing of stressors. 0 Pin It Talk Man Talk forum » Quiz Could you be bipolar? » Ask CyberShrink » Quiz Are you depressed? » Climate change hit list 10 salty food culprits More in Medical How is depression diagnosed? More: DepressionOverview advertisement Get a quote Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover Frank.Net - save on life insurance! advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Acne pill benefits outweigh blood clot risk: EU agency Fitness Doping in professional sport Lifestyle Scientists say humans are causing global climate change Medical Nanotechnology to help fight diabetes Diet and nutrition Living near fast-food outlets ups obesity risk Mental health 1 in 5 teens have a mental disorder From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Keep your bones healthy » Osteoporosis risk The beauty of bones Ask the expert Osteoporosis facts Here are some interesting facts about the condition that you might not have known: Fight cold and flu » Myths and facts Cold or flu? Where germs hide 15 tips to stay healthy in winter Don't let colds and flu stop you this winter.