Even though depression can be a serious and very painful disease, luckily there are a number of effective treatment options. The first step will always be to go to your doctor, who can help you further in the system and suggest the particular treatment that would be best for you.
Amongst the most widespread forms of treatment of depression are psychotherapy, medicine (both older and newer types), light treatment and - in severe cases - electroshock. Additionally, research is constantly carried out into other types of treatment of which TMS (transcranial magnet stimulation) is particularly promising.
You can read about these forms of treatment in this section.