Treating and eliminating the symptoms of depression is one of the most rewarding, upbeat, and exciting things you’ll ever do for yourself. As you begin your treatment, you will gain more control over your thoughts and emotions, and you will move closer to your most natural self. You will find the strength to enjoy the activities you used to enjoy and to rediscover the support of family and friends. You will think more clearly, solve problems more easily, and begin to undo problems that developed during your depression episode. You will have the wonderful feeling of lifting your emotions from the black pit of depression. We’ll start to examine the solutions for depression in the next chapter.