Depression Treatment Online: Therapy and Medication Management

Get Online Help for Depression

…and see how bright your life can be.
You might be going through difficult times now but they don’t have to last forever.
Let MEDvidi doctors help you find the way to remission.

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How We Work

Based on the symptoms and health history, our online doctors offer the best treatment for depression to every patient.

Take three simple steps to feel better!

one
SmartCare Assessment
Start depression treatment by answering questions in the SmartCare checker. A doctor who specializes in adult depression treatment will analyze your symptoms before the appointment
two
First Consultation
Have a video visit with a therapist to know whether you have moderate or severe depression, major depressive disorder, chronic depression, or another condition.
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Ongoing Therapy and Prescription Management
The most effective treatment for depression contains therapy, prescription management, or their mix. At MEDvidi, you can get medications and prescription refills online.
1
SmartCare Assessment

Start depression treatment by answering questions in the SmartCare checker. A doctor who specializes in adult depression treatment will analyze your symptoms before the appointment.
2
First Consultation

Have a video visit with a therapist to know whether you have moderate or severe depression, major depressive disorder, chronic depression, or another condition.
3
Ongoing Therapy and Prescription Management

The most effective treatment for depression contains therapy, prescription management, or their mix. At MEDvidi, you can get medications and prescription refills online..
prescription management

We choose board-certified professionals and use modern technologies to provide depression treatment that will work best.

Why Choose MEDvidi?

licensed

Mental health experts licensed to work in your state and available online

two-stage

Overall assessment of symptoms by the doctor and a SmartCare checker

personalized

Evidence-based treatment for depression tailored to your symptoms and needs

multimodal

An opportunity to book the same-day appointment at an affordable price

extensive

Follow-ups and mental health support during the whole treatment process

convenient

Online medications management: obtain prescriptions and refills quickly

We monitor the latest advances in depression treatment to offer effective strategies and help you achieve the desired relief.

Get Help for Depression Online

Initial Visit

Follow-ups

Initial Visit

From $25 to $195

  • An online 45-minute visit
  • Depression assessment
  • Identifying treatment goals
  • Developing a treatment plan
  • Prescribing medications if required

Follow-ups

Therapy

From $95 to $159

  • Regular 60-minute visits
  • Symptoms monitoring
  • Recommendations on coping techniques, lifestyle, and thinking and behavioral changes

Prescription Management

From $95 to $159

  • Regular 15-minute visits
  • Symptoms monitoring
  • Prescription refills
  • Treatment adjustments

We Know How to Effectively Treat:

Major depressive disorder (MDD)

Major depressive disorder (MDD)

Major depressive disorder (MDD)

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is described as a persistently low mood that influences one’s day-to-day life. Its common symptoms are loss of pleasure in activities, apathy, anxiety, sleep problems, ruminations, etc. Major depressive disorder treatments include talk therapy sessions, medications, or their combination.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder (or manic depression) treatment is focused on eliminating mood swings in the form of manic and depressive episodes. The first ones appear as euphoria, risky behaviors, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. During depressive episodes, one has a low motivation, lack of concentration, sadness, etc.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

SAD occurs during a specific time of the year. Lack of sunlight and other climatic factors may cause hopelessness, irritability, sleepiness, social isolation, and fatigue. Apart from standard medications and talk therapy, light therapy may be prescribed.
Persistent depressive disorder

Persistent depressive disorder

Persistent depressive disorder

This condition is also called dysthymia, it is a long-term form of mild depression. Treatment options involve medications and psychotherapy aiming to manage the symptoms like hopelessness, guilt, fatigue, low energy, irritability, and sleep changes.
Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression

New mothers have a risk of experiencing postpartum depression. It might develop after childbirth and grow into a major depressive disorder if left untreated. Key symptoms include fatigue, fears, restlessness, difficulty bonding with the baby, irritability, and repetitive irrational thoughts.
Major depressive disorder (MDD)

MDD is described as a persistently low mood that influences one’s day-to-day life. Its common symptoms are loss of pleasure in activities, apathy, anxiety, sleep problems, ruminations, etc. Major depressive disorder treatments include talk therapy sessions, medications, or their combination.
Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder (or manic depression) treatment is focused on eliminating mood swings in the form of manic and depressive episodes. The first ones appear as euphoria, risky behaviors, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. During depressive episodes, one has a low motivation, lack of concentration, sadness, etc.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

SAD occurs during a specific time of the year. Lack of sunlight and other climatic factors may cause hopelessness, irritability, sleepiness, social isolation, and fatigue. Apart from standard medications and talk therapy, light therapy may be prescribed.
Persistent depressive disorder

This condition is also called dysthymia, it is a long-term form of mild depression. Treatment options involve medications and psychotherapy aiming to manage the symptoms like hopelessness, guilt, fatigue, low energy, irritability, and sleep changes.
Postpartum depression

New mothers have a risk of experiencing postpartum depression. It might develop after childbirth and grow into a major depressive disorder if left untreated. Key symptoms include fatigue, fears, restlessness, difficulty bonding with the baby, irritability, and repetitive irrational thoughts.

The most common treatment for depression includes talk therapy sessions and medication management. Often, these two elements are combined to help the client achieve stable results faster.

The treatment plans slightly vary in the case of mild, moderate, and severe depression. The difference may be in the number of counseling sessions, the choice of a suitable drug and its dosage, and the necessity to combine these approaches

The effectiveness of different treatment plans and interventions for depression depends on the severity of symptoms, medication history, and overall health history. In severe cases, meds are the first-line treatment, while many patients notice improvements and long-lasting effects from online therapy for depression alone.
With the development of telemedicine, now you have an opportunity to get help for depression online: attend therapy sessions and get the best medicine for clinical depression prescribed. Numerous studies showed that the effectiveness of online treatment is equal to offline services.
The management of severe depression requires more frequent symptoms monitoring and often includes more sessions with a therapist or/and a prescription provider. The standard guidelines related to severe depression treatment involve talk therapy, medications, or their mix. In extreme cases that do not respond to therapy and medication, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may be considered an option.

Diagnosing Depression Online

Know the Results in Two Minutes with SmartCare

SmartCare symptoms checker:

  • An evidence-based online depression screening tool
  • Contains science-backed clinically tested questions
  • Conducts an accurate evaluation of symptoms
  • Shows the results immediately after the completion

SmartCare checks common medical symptoms of depression, it cannot replace a consultation with a doctor. Only a certified mental health professional is able to rule out other disorders, make a proper diagnosis, and tell you more about the causes of depression and treatment options suitable for your situation.

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Depression Symptoms

The signs may vary from mild to severe depression symptoms in different people, mainly including the following:

  • Hopelessness and sadness
  • Apathy and anhedonia
  • Low energy levels and low motivation
  • An irrational feeling of worthlessness
  • Anxiety and difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems and slowed thinking
  • Anger and irritability
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Weight gain or loss of appetite
  • A lack of sleep or oversleeping
  • Suicidal thoughts in extreme cases

Try online depression counseling to know how to manage your symptoms properly.

depression symptoms

Why Depression Treatment Is Vital?

Diagnosing the symptoms of depression and starting treatment early raises the chances to overcome the condition faster.

Without proper medications or therapy, depression may become severe and cause physical illnesses, drug abuse, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

MEDvidi Is Here to Help

Contact our specialists to eliminate the effects of chronic depression, receive appropriate medicine, and learn useful coping techniques.
Why Depression Treatment Is Vital_

Major causes of depression include bereavement and other stressful events, loneliness, substance abuse, physical illnesses, and certain personality traits. In some cases, climatic changes (seasonal affective disorder) or giving birth (postpartum depression) may lead to the development of symptoms.

Early diagnosis and proper depression treatment raise the patient’s chances to get in remission and prevent relapse. If left untreated, this disorder may result in challenges at work and in relationships, physical illnesses, risky behavior, and addictions.

Depression detection requires a comprehensive psychological or psychiatric evaluation held by a certified professional. During such screening, the patient’s symptoms, duration, and mix are analyzed and compared to the criteria mentioned in the DSM-5. You may also be asked to go through physical exams and lab tests to rule out other conditions. When it comes to treatment, the combination of psychotherapy and medications proved to be the best treatment for clinical depression.

Your Own Treatment Plan for Depression

Core depression treatment guidelines are the same for all patients. But they are flexible enough to be tailored to your specific symptoms and treatment goals.

How We Create Personalized Depression Treatment Programs

Making a Diagnosis

A doctor analyzes the SmartCare results, examines your symptoms, and asks you about your mental health history and external factors that are known to cause depression.

Choosing Depression Treatment Options

The most effective types of treatment for depression include talk therapy and medication management. These elements are often combined to achieve better results faster.

Handling Follow-ups

To ensure the potency of the chosen treatment plan for depression, follow-up sessions take place. During video visits, you tell the doctor about your progress, side effects, or concerns and get the needed adjustments.

89% of our clients achieve clinically significant results in 12 weeks. Explore their feedback on the online depression treatment at MEDvidi.

Online Therapy for Depression

Therapy is the first-line treatment for depression, along with antidepressants. Its advantage is in the long-term effect.

The knowledge about managing symptoms, healthy coping skills, and the ability to adapt to the environment remain even after completing the treatment program.

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The Best Types of Therapy for Depression

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT proved to be the best therapy for major depressive disorder and in some cases, it is as effective as medications. Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on helping the patient to get rid of irrational beliefs, and ruminations, and address negative thinking. Working on thoughts and emotional responses also allow the patients to enhance behavior patterns.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a typical element of the holistic approach to depression treatment. It emphasizes the patient’s ability to identify, analyze, accept, and manage their emotions. It has a lot of techniques similar to those in CBT and is characterized by the four major aspects one works on: regulating emotions, raising distress tolerance, improving interpersonal effectiveness, and practicing mindfulness.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

IPT is a common therapy treatment for depression and is often used to manage mild and moderate symptoms. Such a type of counseling usually has a time limit of about 20 sessions. The main approaches of interpersonal therapy include analyzing the patient’s significant relationships and how they affect their mental state and learning skills to improve those relationships.

Problem-Solving Therapy (PST)

The main goal of problem-solving therapy is to assist the patient in learning how to manage stressors effectively. It focuses on mastering the skill of adaptive problem-solving and healthy coping techniques. PST also includes working on emotional regulation, especially those caused by challenging situations and events.

Connect with a depression consultant online to know which type of therapy will suit you best.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT proved to be the best therapy for major depressive disorder and in some cases, it is as effective as medications. Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on helping the patient to get rid of irrational beliefs, and ruminations, and address negative thinking. Working on thoughts and emotional responses also allow the patients to enhance behavior patterns.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a typical element of the holistic approach to depression treatment. It emphasizes the patient’s ability to identify, analyze, accept, and manage their emotions. It has a lot of techniques similar to those in CBT and is characterized by the four major aspects one works on: regulating emotions, raising distress tolerance, improving interpersonal effectiveness, and practicing mindfulness.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

IPT is a common therapy treatment for depression and is often used to manage mild and moderate symptoms. Such a type of counseling usually has a time limit of about 20 sessions. The main approaches of interpersonal therapy include analyzing the patient’s significant relationships and how they affect their mental state and learning skills to improve those relationships.
Problem-Solving Therapy (PST)

The main goal of problem-solving therapy is to assist the patient in learning how to manage stressors effectively. It focuses on mastering the skill of adaptive problem-solving and healthy coping techniques. PST also includes working on emotional regulation, especially those caused by challenging situations and events.
Depending on the chosen type of therapy, the approaches and results may vary. Still, the majority of therapies used as depression treatment focus on emotions and behavior regulation, thought patterns, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, etc.

The initial treatment for mild depression is psychotherapy. In the case of moderate depression treatment, SSRIs and SNRIs can be prescribed as first-line meds.

Medical Treatment for Depression

Patients with a major depressive disorder and those who experience intense and severe
symptoms can be recommended to try a pharmacologic treatment of depression.
There are different types of antidepressants, so the doctors choose the most suitable
option according to the symptoms and health history.

Medications Taken for the Treatment of Depression

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)

  • Cymbalta
  • Effexor
  • Pristiq

Noradrenaline and specific serotonergic antidepressants (NaSSAs)

  • Remeron

Serotonin antagonists and reuptake inhibitors (SARIs)

  • Oleptro
  • Brintellix

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

  • Marplan
  • Nardil
  • Emsam

Tricyclic antidepressants
(TCAs)

  • Pamelor
  • Vivactil
  • Norpramin
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

  • Prozac
  • Zoloft
  • Lexapro
  • Celexa
Serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)

  • Cymbalta
  • Effexor
  • Pristiq
Noradrenaline and specific serotonergic antidepressants (NaSSAs)

  • Remeron
Serotonin antagonists and reuptake inhibitors (SARIs)

  • Oleptro
  • Brintellix
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

  • Marplan
  • Nardil
  • Emsam
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)

  • Pamelor
  • Vivactil
  • Norpramin
Contact online doctors at MEDvidi to get the best antidepressant medications prescribed.

Advantages of Online Prescriptions

No long lines and waiting hours—everything is done from the comfort of your home.

Useful Materials

Self-diagnosis is not an option when it comes to depression. Only a certified mental health professional will make a correct diagnosis after a thorough assessment and analyzing your health history.

Still, knowing the warning symptoms that indicate the need to seek help and mastering supportive self-help techniques is beneficial. Use trusted resources to learn more about depression symptoms and treatment.

Depression Can Be Treated

Personalized depression treatment is just one step away.
You may feel hopeless now but you can overcome depression with proper treatment.

Start with a free assessment

FAQ
Persistent low mood and a feeling of worthlessness, anhedonia, lack of energy and concentration, sleep problems, and suicidal ideation are the key symptoms of depression.

Depression can develop as a response to persistent stress, major life changes, taking certain medications, or medical conditions. This mental disorder affects one’s way of thinking, behavior patterns, self-image and self-esteem, and even leads to experiencing unexplained pains and other physical symptoms.

Depression is characterized by increased fatigue and low energy level, feelings of guilt and hopelessness, difficulty concentrating, and loss of pleasure in the activities a person enjoys. This condition affects one’s thoughts, emotions, and behavior, and might influence the body in severe cases. The good news is that there are many effective depression treatment options.

Depression may affect different organs and systems of the body, including the central nervous system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, and others. It is also described by tiredness, insomnia or excessive sleeping, significant weight loss or weight gain, headaches, and pains that are not eliminated by medications.

There are cases when people get depressed because of relationship problems. Consequently, the condition can impact the relationships negatively too, hence the need to consult with a doctor or visit a family therapist to resolve the problems and avoid complications.