Easing Depression Naturally

Before taking anti-depressant drugs, consider some of these tips for easing depression naturally:
  • If you have only a few symptoms of depression and they aren't interfering with your normal functioning, it might be safe to experiment with natural approaches on your own. However, if you suspect you may have clinical depression, you should discuss your concerns openly with your doctor, who should make sure that your symptoms aren't due to an underlying medical problem, and then refer you to a psychiatric professional if necessary.
  • For people who are diagnosed with mild to moderate clinical depression, it's worth trying the natural approaches below (and having your doctor track your progress) before turning to antidepressant drugs.
  • If you're severely depressed and require antidepressant drugs, try adding the following lifestyle measures to any antidepressant regimen, as well as supplementing with B-complex.
  • Finally, anyone with depression (no matter what the severity) should consider some form of psychotherapy to explore underlying emotional issues.

Some Natural Remedy Suggestions

1.SAM-e (short for S-adenosylmethionine): Consume about 400 mg of SAM-e a day to cure your depression and simultaneously aid your body in the aging process.
2. St. John's wort: An herbal supplement for depression. Folllow the product's recommended dosage and guidelines.
3. Aerobic exercise: Movement can help alleviate the blues. Try simple weight training, swimming or aerobic exercises to reduce stress.
4. Omega-3s: Make sure to eat at least 3 ounces of omega-3 rich fish each week.



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