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Natural Cures for Depression

By Edited Oct 27, 2013 0 1

If you have been diagnosed with depression, you're probably wondering about all the ways that can get rid of it so that you can get rid of it. Natural cures for depression are some of the easiest and healthiest ways to treat depression and its symptoms. Natural cures can mean anything from lifestyle changes to a variety of herbs and supplements that you can take.

Having depression is absolutely no fun but before you're able to start treatment, you need to figure out what is causing your symptoms. Significant changes in your life (death of a loved one), an illness or disease, stress from work or a relationship, can all be causes for depression. Write down all the things that could be currently contributing to your depression. If there are no obvious depression contributors and you seem to be depressed for no reason, you may want to see a psychologist to help find the cause.

Once you've found the cause of your depression, the first step of a cure is to remove or reduce that negative factor from your life. If a death is the cause of your depression symptoms, you cannot stop those types of depression feelings and its best to just let time pass and you will eventually feel better. If work is causing excess stress, you can either take a vacation for a week to get away from it all, or in the case that the work environment is unhealthy; you may want to consider a different job.

Once you've taken some action to what is causing your depression, you should start using various natural cures for treatment. One of the first, and easiest, cure for depression is exercise. While I know it's not always the most fun thing in the world, but exercise on a daily basis can really make you feel better. Grab some of your favorite music, and choose an exercise activity that interests you. There is absolutely no reason why you should have to run if you don't like to run. For example, if you really like nature, why don't you go on a walk at a local park or if you live by mountains, hike and look at the natural plant and wild life. Or, if you like sports, grab a basketball and shoot some hoops, either by yourself or with some friends. Exercise should be one of your best friends while curing your depression naturally.

You should talk out your depression with someone you know and trust. Whether its your mom or dad, best friend from school, or a coworker that cares for you, talk to them about your problems. Vocalizing and forming words attached to your feelings help you see your depression for what it is and helps put it into perspective. Not only can you get your "feelings" especially if they are usually repressed out of your system, but the person you're telling can help give input and maybe give you an extra spark of perspective.

Regardless of what you decide to do for your depression cure, you should start now. Depression is a disorder that many people go through at least once in their lives and with time will go away. But for immediate results you need to start now. Proactive treatment is best kind of treatment for depression.


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Aug 23, 2009 3:50pm
DylanMurphy
Natural "cures" and supplements can make a difference but you must be careful not to mix and match without consulting a medical doctor because herbals like St. John's Wort can interact with a whole variety of other supplements and drugs, and if you're not careful you could end up much worse off than you were in the beginning. Be extremely cautious when treating psych conditions like depression and anxiety yourself with OTC products and if you are wondering about anything don't hesitate to ask your pharmacist or doctor.
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