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Remedy for depression?

Remedy for depression?

Correct diagnosis?: Make sure you have the correct diagnosis, since there are many medical conditions that can produce depression. If depressed, it would be a good idea to reduce or quit drinking since alcohol is a CNS depressant. A combination of medication and therapy often works well. Make sure you are eating well, getting enough sleep, and working to make positive changes in work, family, and relationships. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Safe natural remedies for depression?

Safe natural remedies for depression?

Depression: One treatment that may or may not involve medication is cognitive behavioural therapy. Some herbal remedies have in the past been suggested but don't pan out. Talk to your pcp and try to get a referral for cbt. ...Read more

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Tried and true herbal remedies for depression?

Tried and true herbal remedies for depression?

Natural treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and support groups. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If you have severe depression therapy and medication work best. ...Read more

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Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Integrative therapy: Alternative treatments for depression include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. St. John's wort has been shown to improve mild depression. Of course, it is best to see a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative or traditional therapy. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Omega 3 fats: I agree with dr. Tripp about maintaining consistent sleep & wake cycle. Also, omega-3 fats (epa, dha found in fish oil & others) also have a supportive role in bipolar d/o with hypomania. Studies have shown that a daily dose of 1-2 grams epa/day may be protective of neuronal membranes. These are adjuncts to mood stabilizing medications, not stand-alone treatments. http://tinyurl.com/orgyuyl. ...Read more

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Natural home remedy for sleeping disorders besides valerian?

Natural home remedy for sleeping disorders besides valerian?

Melatonin : 1.Keep regular bed & waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep & sex. No work materials, computers, & tv in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hr. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest natural remedies for combating depression and anxiety?

Can anyone suggest natural remedies for combating depression and anxiety?

Options: Natural remedies for depression and anxiety include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements (i.E 5 htp, same and st john's wort), support groups and journaling. Limit caffeine as it can raise anxiety levels. Chamomile tea can help de-stress. For severe symptoms a combination treatment of medication and therapy is beneficial. ...Read more

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Suggest some good homemade remedies for non-allergenic asthma?

Suggest some good homemade remedies for non-allergenic asthma?

Not many: Drinking a lot of coffee appears to improve mild asthma. Ma huang , a chinese herb, is essentially Ephedrine which was extensively used for asthma treatment decades ago. Make sure your serum vitamin d level is optimal since low plasma vitamin d level may render you less response to inhale steroid. You really need to see your family doctor about this since asthma treatment is not for amateurs. ...Read more

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What's good herbal remedy for chronic diarrhea?

What's good herbal remedy for chronic diarrhea?

Diarrhea: The best thing to try initially for chronic diarrhea is psyllium. It can be bought from the natural food store or in the form of products such as Metamucil. Be sure to drink extra liquids with it. If it does not help, I'll be sure to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist for work up of the chronic diarrhea, to determine its source. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's a natural remedy for severe depression?

Not enough: For severe depression usually a combination of therapy and medication work best. Natural methods may help some but usually not enough for severe depression. Natural methods include exercise, support groups, journaling and supplements( vitamin d, b complex, omega3). Best to see a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Natural remedy for heartburn/gerd?

Natural remedy for heartburn/gerd?

Multiple things.: Chewing gum for 30 mins after eating has shown to help. Also taking half a teaspoon of baking soda with water also helps. Avoid the foods that cause it such as coffee, tea, peppermint, high fat foods, chocolate, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any homemade remedies for treating a rash?

Are there any homemade remedies for treating a rash?

Rash: It depends on the rash but a great trick for dry skin is crisco. Works well on dry skin, eczema, and can even be a good barrier cream to treat or prevent diaper rash! ...Read more

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Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

No: All the home remedies will disappoint you. Today all acne is easy to manage using rx's and you have a right to effective treatment even in a horribly dysfunctional health care system. ...Read more

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What herbal remedies are for anxiety?

What herbal remedies are for anxiety?

Talk to dr.first: Kava -- might relax you w/o the feelings of sedation, but in some studies was linked to liver problems. If you have liver problems, don't take it w/o discussing with your doctor first. Vit. B and Folic Acid are believed to affect production of neurotransmitters and thus help with anxiety. Valerian -- helps with sleep and is believed to help with anxiety. ...Read more

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Depression has a cure? natural remedy?

Depression has a cure? natural remedy?

Sometimes/many: Depression can be treated and sometimes cured but sometimes it tends to recur; it depends. There can be physical causes like hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies, gluten sensitivity etc. Natural treatments include tryptophan, SAMe, St. John's Wort, Turmeric, exercise and meditation and often help as well or more than drugs. Classical homeopathy can be very effective. Counseling can help too. ...Read more

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Sir please give some home remedies for sinusitis treatment.

Sir please give some home remedies for sinusitis treatment.

See Sinus Survival: That book is the best reference. Avoid dairy, wheat, sugar. Be sure you are getting enough vit d. The herbs thyme, clove, oregano, ginger, and rosemary are all helpful in food. Vitmain c with bioflavanoids inhibit histamine which is an aggravating factor. Xylitol nasal spray can be helpful. ...Read more

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What natural remedies work well for chronic constipation?

What natural remedies work well for chronic constipation?

High fiber foods: People get confused about fiber, thinking they should just eat more fruit. Study which foods have it. Examples are: bran cereals-read the side of the box for # grams. Try to get 30 grams in a day if your type of constipation responds well to fiber--not all do, though. Tasteadventure.Com is a website that sells great high fiber dry soups you can take to work in a baggy and add water and microwave. ...Read more

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Any proven herbal remedies for the hyper child?

Any proven herbal remedies for the hyper child?

Probably: I have no training in herbs, but i can tell you that hyperactivity is extremely common and is most often due to sugar intake. Stop sugar in all its forms and look at how to initiate a proper diet made up of "god-made" food. There are no short cuts to a proper diet for it is the fuel for which we were designed and the brain of a child requires excellent nutrition. ...Read more

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Are natural remedies for chronic fatigue syndrome safe?

Are natural remedies for chronic fatigue syndrome safe?

Yes but . . .: There are no "natural" treatments for chronic fatigue so what you might have been given is very likely to be safe as most are placebos with no clinical trials or documentation to indicate efficacy. So you will be given potions with few or no side effects, but probably no primary effect except placebo. ...Read more

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What are herbal treatments for fighting depression?

What are herbal treatments for fighting depression?

Herbal tea may relax: You or make you feel good for a short trimester, but it is not a viable treatment for depression. Reach out to a psychologist and/or a psychiatrist and develop a treatment plan. Usually, I would start with psychotherapy and add medication if the depression does not lift after a 10 - 12 sessions. If someone is severely depressed or suicidal, start with medication right away. ...Read more