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Can you tell me how i can overcome depression and move on with life?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Commit to Change.: Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can overcome depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Some tips: Start with talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy). Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Psyche meds are sometimes indicated.

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