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help please! is depression an illness that you need medicine to get rid of?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes yes & : Sometimes no. Psychiatric meds are often needed, but not always. There are many things you can do to help your depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t allow yourself to stagnate at home. Work to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night & eat as healthfully as possible. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. A medical eval is prudent.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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