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Feel that i am significantly depressed. what are some alternative ways to deal with depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ways to deal: There are many things you can do to help your depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Having a support system is very important. 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 +. Highly recommend the “feeling good book' by dr. David burns. Don't just read it -.
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing and committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, and talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional.

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