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what's a way to end my depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
By getting Help.: See your physician for assessment of your symptoms. Your doctor will usually evaluate for underlying medical problems and is likely to refer you to a behavioral health counselor for therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be effective. Psychiatric medications are sometimes indicated.

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Is depression my fault?

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NO! NO! NO!: Depression is an illness thought to occur due to a neurochemical imbalance in the brain. It can happen following certain stressful events, like loss of a job, divorce, or death of a loved one, but it is not because of anything you did or did not do. If you feel depressed, please talk to your doctor about your symptoms. Your family doctor can treat depression with medication and therapy.
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What are the natural depression treatment methods?

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Find the cause: Finding the cause of depressed symptoms and fixing them when possible would be the natural approach. Looking for hormone imbalance, hypothyroidism, allergies, nutritional deficiencies and treating what is found can lead to resolution of depressed symptoms. A micro-current devise has been cleared by the fda to treat depression.
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Will my recent job or money loss trigger me depression?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Maybe if prone to it: If one has depression but is in remission, stress such as job loss may trigger a relapse, so one should see his doctor to ask if therapy should be increased during the stressful times. Many unemployed people do not get any psychological problems due to losing jobs. However, "at risk" persons may get significant anxiety or depression symptoms due to feeling hopeless, unappreciated, etc...
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to put an end to my depression without medication?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Treatment options: Alternative treatments for mild depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, support groups, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and light therapy. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If your depression worsens please see a medical professional.

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