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Depression: Depression & Related Conditions

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Psychotherapy and Mental Health Questions

Depressed Husband

Several months ago, my husband took a emotional breakdown. This happened just before Christmas time & during work. Since then, he's been in counseling with a registered psychotherapist. He was diagnosed with depression with anxiety disorders. He's been improving thanks to psychotherapy. I was told by a colleague of mine who is a former addiction counselor that normally a spouse would also be asked to join in therapy. I have not as of yet been asked. In light of this, what advice can you give me that will enable me to support my husband on his road to recovery? And to understand his depression and anxiety disorder? He has not disclosed a lot of details to me as to why this happened? Thank you for your time.

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