The most effective way to cure depression is to know exactly what type of depression a patient has because there are about 5 types. They are:
Major Depression Manic Depression (Also known as Bipolar Disorder) Dysthymia Postpartum Depression Seasonal Affective Disorder
Major depression has symptoms that are severe enough to last six months or longer if left untreated. If left untreated, it can have a major impact on the life of the sufferer.
Manic Depression also known as bipolar disorder can cause a sufferer to experience extremes that can range between a prolonged period of intense hyperactivity and devastating lows of inactivity.
Dysthymia is not as bad as major depression but it does have symptoms that can make it difficult for a sufferer to function normally.
Postpartum Depression is a debilitating emotional condition that affects many mothers after they give birth. It is a type of depression that is caused due to the lack of sunlight during autumn and winter. Sufferer normally feels better by spring and summer.
All the 5 types can be cured and many sufferers have overcome then, even major depression. Remember that any type of medical approach to depression has to depend on what type of depression a person is suffering from.
One example is if a person has a seasonal affective disorder, obviously then, the approach to curing that will be different to how to cure major depression. If a person does have seasonal affective disorder, it may simply require that the person get more exercise and remain outdoor for a little while longer than normal.
But whatever the case, you can overcome depression and get your life back.