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A 74-year-old female asked:

Can a person who has a mood & a premenstraul dysphoric disorder and add besides proper meds can anything natural doing help? thanks

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes: There are many natural things one can do for oneself to help with mood and focus. There are many books and workbooks out there now on meditation, "mindfulness meditation", relaxation tapes and cds to help one learn to relax one's physical body and one's mind to help with focusing, etc. A cognitive behavioral therapist could teach you many of these things as well, many alternative therapies too.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
There a # of ways to: Address your mood: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation (to mention a few).
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
a few things: A full, good night's sleep is essential. Check your sleep hygiene: excellent bed, cool room, minimal nighttime stimulation. Gentle, regular exercise, if you can manage while depressed, may be very helpful. For both depression and adhd, various psychotherapies have shown to be helpful when done by experienced therapists. That's about it. Quality, careful medication treatment is the foundation.

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