Los Angeles, CA
A 38-year-old female asked:
If told am clinically depressed but don't want to take antidepressants, is there something else i can do to increase dopamine & serotonin ?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Exercise, good nutrition, fish oil supplements [omega fatty acids], and s-adenosyl methionine supplements [sam] are all natural ways that can help mild to moderate depression. Psychotherapy is also affect for depression, and a discussion with a mental health professional can help guide you in this direction. Hope this answer helps.
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