Depression is indeed a complex disease which needs to be treated without delay, or else it becomes very difficult for the person to cope up with the chronic pain. Usually certain medicines and therapies, like psychotherapy, are used to treat this problem.
The Psychotherapy or talk therapy plays an important role in reducing stress and teaches one to cope up with the side effects of medications given to treat depression. These medications work very well to lift the mood of the patient and help them to cope up with their mental state. Some of the medicines used for this condition are anti-depressants and mood stabilizers. These medicines help to ease the distress and desperation that a person may be facing during this illness.