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How Best To Cure My Depression Without Seeing A Counselor Or Taking Medication
Exercise: Exercise 30min /day, clean up your diet-whole food mostly plant-organic diet. Take some fish oil , make sure you are getting a high quality nutritional support or multivitamin. Spend time with positive friends. Get a massage, use essential oils-lavender maybe. Develop your spirituality, meditate, develop a mindfulness practice.Sing. Make a gratefulness list every day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Sometimes you can't: Severe depression requires professional help. However, if your depression is mild, try treating yourself well (healthy food, sleep, light-mod exercise), socialize, keep busy with achievable tasks, challenge your negative thoughts & self-criticisms. Maybe also try omega-3 supplements, st john's wort, mindfulness meditation, self-help books, talk to a trusted relative/friend/clergy. Many options. ...Read more
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Of course: If someone is suicidal, psychotic, or unable to care for self, s/he might be admitted even having had no prior psychiatric treatment. Many people avoid seeing psychiatrists until they can avoid it no longer because they're so sick. Managed care can make getting inpatient beds hard sometimes, though. As a psychiatrist i've often been on the phone "in queue" for hours with insurance companies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am currently taking medication for depression and anxiety and i wanted to now what can help me loose weight? I've been gaining lots of weight
Eat Less Move More: Weight gain is primarily a function of calories consumed versus calories burned. Certain medications can cause changes in the way the body metabolizes the calories, but the same principle applies. When taking certain medications one must closely monitor caloric intake and exercise levels making adjustments to avoid weight gain. Using a food journal to record all intake can be an eye opener! ...Read more
I had severe depression and now i'm taking medication and feel better but i feel sedated and i'd rather feel sad than feel just safe what can I do?
Symptom management: Talk to your prescribing physician about how you feel. Antidepressants can help manage symptoms, but they cannot fix ongoing situations or conflicts beneath. It could be that your medication needs adjusting, but you also need to be working with a therapist to address your feelings. Life does bring pain sometimes, but we can also find fulfilling ways to share our gifts and love with others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everytime i eat. I keep needing to poo. Happening the past 3 weeks now. I suffer with bulimia and taking medication for depression.
I suffer from depression im not taking medication at the is time becaue my doctor percribed me everything she could and nothing worked I need help?
Do not delay: Depression is a serious illness. It takes more than pills to make you better. If your primary care physician has reached the point that any medication she prescribed is not working PLEASE do not hesitate to have her refer you to a psychiatrist. Alcohol even in a social setting is definitely contraindicated as it can not only make you more depressed but will interfere with medication.. ...Read more
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