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what is a good way to deal with depression?

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Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Consult with Dr. : You need an evaluation first by a specialist to determine how severe and the best course of action and if meds are indicated. Also to rule out any medical causes.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I have no work motivation toward anything, do you know how to deal with depression?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: I treat depression every day. It is possible, however, that you have some other condition. For example, problems with one's thyroid gland can probably mimic your symptoms. The best thing, i think, might be for you to start by having an evaluation by your local physician, or to try and make an appointment to see a board certified psychiatrist.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can I do if I am depressed, have bad health, no friends, and am falling behind in school?

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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Find a counselor: Find a good counselor, then further answers to each of these questions will be found. You will find ways to cope with school and ways to find new friends. You may or may not need medication for your depression, work with your counselor on this. Health issues you shiould see a medical speicialist but your counselor can help you cope with the treatments.. Good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you recommend a good way to deal with my depression?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Multiple ways: Exercise is a great way to cope with depression. Eating a healthy diet and supplements (i.e. Vitamin d, b complex and omega 3) can be beneficial. Journaling your thoughts and emotions, therapy and light therapy in the winter months are other options. You have to find what works for you. It could be a combination of things. For severe depression medication and therapy work best.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to deal with depression without medication?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: Establish routine, schedule, to make your environment more predictable. Self-care routine -- set a times of the day for exercising, hobbies, reading, (doesn't have to be done all at once, but even 15min.), work on me time. Practice relaxation, positive visualizations -- you can find scripts on line or in the library. If you're being treated, stay compliant with treatment. Good luck!
A 38-year-old member asked:

Please describe a good way to deal with depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depression: Start with a medical evaluation to rule out medical causes of your symptoms. Medications are sometimes indicated. Talking therapy to include Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation & deep breathing

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