Recovery from moderately severe depression is more than just being on the right pills. Having the right medication will help on the journey of recovery. So it is important to work together to find a treatment that works for you.
But recovery in depression is not just about medication. You can do a lot for your self around your physical well-being, your diet and exercise, your sleep pattern and there are a range of psychological and therapeutic strategies that can help.
A long period of depression not only drags you down but also impacts the quality of relationship with people close to you. So in recovery issues of personal and family relationships are important to consider. Some times it is helpful to bring others into the therapeutic work in recovery from depression.