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When choosing a therapist for the treatment of your depression, make sure it is one who understands the complexity of this mental illness. If you are suffering from Bipolar Disorder, ask for references or do some research online to make sure the therapist you are choosing knows the different options for treatment.
If you think you may need the use of prescription medications, make sure the therapist is an M.D. who can prescribe medicine if they come to the conclusion.