Results for - Depression: Treatment Options

1,686 voters participated in this survey

It has been said that the end of the busy Christmas season and the ongoing long, cold winter days of January bring loneliness and depression for many people.

1. Have you ever been diagnosed with depression?

Yes
31%
530 votes
No
57%
967 votes
No, but I think I meet the criteria for the diagnosis.
11%
189 votes

2. Was your struggle with depression:

Related to a specific life-event?
17%
294 votes
A one-time incident with no specific trigger?
4%
75 votes
An ongoing condition well-managed with treatment?
14%
232 votes
An ongoing struggle, not responsive to treatment?
12%
202 votes
N/A
58%
983 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
16 votes

3. If you have been diagnosed with depression, which treatment options have you tried?

Medication
27%
448 votes
Counselling
21%
352 votes
Exercise
12%
208 votes
"Alternative Remedies"
8%
141 votes
N/A
62%
1,048 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
16 votes

4. Which treatment option did you find to be most successful?

Medication
14%
236 votes
Counselling
6%
109 votes
Exercise
5%
92 votes
"Alternative Remedies"
4%
60 votes
A combination of the above
6%
100 votes
N/A
63%
1,063 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
26 votes

5. If you have struggled with depression, was this related to alcohol or drug use?

Yes, I believe that my depression was caused by my substance abuse.
3%
44 votes
Yes, substance abuse was one factor that contributed to my depression.
3%
50 votes
No, alcohol or drugs were not a factor in my depression.
27%
457 votes
Yes, I used drugs and/or alcohol to deal with my depressive symptoms.
4%
64 votes
Yes, substance abuse contributed to my depression and then I continued to use to deal with my depressive symptoms, leading to a vicious cycle.
2%
30 votes
N/A
61%
1,035 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
6 votes
01/01/2016 Health & Fitness 1686 31 Anonymous

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