Adjunctive non-pharmacologic treatment of depression
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  1. Psychotherapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has evidence for mood and anxiety and is considered first-line treatment. Acceptance and Committment therapy can also be of benefit. Supportive counselling can also be helpful.
  2. Investigations of possible contributory medical conditions: CBC, TSH, ferritin, folate and B12. Deficiencies can mimic signs and symptoms of depression or anxiety.
  3. Lifestyle: Discuss routine exercise, healthy diet, mindfullness, meditation, and yoga.
  4. Resources: Community supports, support groups, and apps.
  5. Follow-up: A plan to ensure reliable follow-up of all aspects of the condition.