depression

If you’ve been feeling really down down  for an extended period of time, you may be suffering from depression. Are you or a loved one suffering from constant sadness? Do you have difficulty concentrating or have anxiety disorder? This all links to depression, but you are not alone as millions of people experience depression.

Depression is a common disorder, the good side is, there are a number of lifestyle changes  you can adopt to fight this disorder.

7 steps to help you Cure Depression 

1. Manage Stress

Stress can greatly lead to depression. Engage yourself with a fun and relaxing activity when you notice your stress level is getting too high. Bike rides with loved ones, meditations and a weekend vacation with family members or friends  is greatly needed to reduce stress and stop depression.

 

2. Get Adequate Sleep

Most people suffering from depression have anxiety disorder and the most effective cure to Anxiety is sleep. take your mind away from unseen problems. The amount of sleep for any adult is 7-9 hours a night. Getting enough sleep everyday promotes brain health and sound mind.

 

3. Exercise

Exercise promotes nerve cell growth and makes the body to release Endorphins. Exercising daily can be very effective at relieving symptoms of depression.

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4. Eat Healthy Diets

Stay away from processed and fast foods as this foods contain trans fat, a diet high in trans fat may increase your risk of depression. According to a study, participants with a high consumption of trans-fat had a 48% increase in the risk of depression compared to participants who did not consume the same fat.

Eat foods that are rich in healthy polyunsaturated fats, such as fish and vegetables.

 

5. Speak Out

Don’t keep your feelings inside. Bottled-up anger or grief  can build up until it finally leads to depression. A good cry can be therapeutic, speak with a therapist, write down your thoughts in a journal, talk to a close friend or family member. It is very helpful to put down your worries in black and white, as this can help you get it off your mind and easily find a way to solve it.

You can also See a Specialist.

A psychiatrist,  psychologist, social worker, or therapist can greatly help you to fight depression. Some organizations offer support groups, such as Anxiety and Depression Association of America and Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Your area Community centers may also offer supports. You can check The American Psychological Association website where they offer a psychologist locator.

6. Natural Remedies

There are bucket list of natural health remedies you can take to fight depression. St. John’s wort is a flower extract that can be helpful in relieving mild to moderate depression. It is  available in most pharmacies and health food stores. Dopamine is a good supplement that can help increase your feelings of pleasure and motivation, it promotes good feelings and boost energy level. Supplements, like L-Tyrosine, Rhodiola, and L-theanine, can also help your body to naturally produce dopamine.

Some natural supplements can produce negative side effects, you are advised to Consult your doctor before trying any natural depression remedy.

 

7. Medication.

Sometimes, doctors prescribe medication to overcome depression. These medications are used to adjust the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that causes depression. The most common  medications used to treat depression disorder are Antidepressants.

This medications are broken down into several classes, such as norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), serotonin,  and Norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs). Your doctor will be able to prescribe an antidepressant based on your family history and the symptoms you are experiencing.

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