Men's Depression, for information about depression in males and those looking for a counselor, psychologist or psychotherapist, and counseling and psychotherapy services for depression in Oakland, Berkeley and the East Bay
Dr. Will Courtenay, The Men's Doc, of Men's Depression offers psychotherapy and counseling to treat depression in Oakland, Berkeley and the East Bay

Should I Use Antidepressants or Other Medications For Depression?

Antidepressant medications can be effective in treating depression, but some men prefer alternatives for eliminating depression, including psychotherapy or counselingMany men are reluctant to use antidepressants. They want to soldier on without the help of pharmaceutical drugs. Soldiering on isn’t a bad idea, if it includes some effective self-help strategies.

The truth is, there are many effective strategies for eliminating depression and improving mental health. This is very good news – especially for men who are concerned about the side-effects of medications, not the least of which is erectile dysfunction frequently associated with antidepressant use.

There is a wide array of options for reducing and eliminating depression. And before you reach for some fashionable designer drug, there are a number of simple things that you can do to relieve your symptoms of depression and to feel better.

“Talk therapy” – or psychotherapy or counseling – is a proven effective way to reduce depression, and to feel better about yourself and your life.