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How can I cure my depression without consulting a counselor or taking medication?

How can I cure my depression without consulting a counselor or taking medication?

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

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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How might I cure my depression without consulting a counselor or taking medication?

How might I cure my depression without consulting a counselor or taking medication?

Exercise : Try getting regular exercise, work up to an hour a day, every day. This could help as much as anything. Make sure you have a proper balanced diet and that you are getting an adequate amount of sleep. Good luck. ...Read more

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How best to cure my depression without seeing a counselor or taking medication?

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 more

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Without help of any Psychiatrist or medication how can I cure my OCD?

OCD: First of all I would not use the word "cure" when dealing with any psychological problem. To answer your question - it is possible for people to reduce OCD symptoms so they do not significantly interfere in their life. There are some good resources on the internet to help you understand some basic principles and tools. Seek professional help if you can't resolve the problem by yourself . ...Read more

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How can I deal with my depression in pregnancy without taking any medications?

How can I deal with my depression in pregnancy without taking any medications?

Stay Safe: If you are depressed, make sure you have a therapist and hopefully also a psychiatrist. You may be able to handle your depression with therapy, exercise and a healthy diet, but it is important to have support around you. Depression can be as serious and as deadly as heart disease and you need to make sure you have the right team. ...Read more

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Can i get rid of depression without medication or counseling?

Can i get rid of depression without medication or counseling?

Sometimes: Start with talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy). 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 +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga >. ...Read more

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I have anxity can I use gaba... Without consulting a doctor?

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I have anxity can I use gaba... Without consulting a doctor?

Consult: Best to consult first, to determine if it is anxiety disorder, effect of medications, what type of anxiety, and what the best treatment would be. ...Read more

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My long term girlfriend is taking meds for depression and anxiety, how can I help her?

Support: Support from loved ones is crucial to managing depression. Help her cope with the highs and lows of her symptoms. Be patient with her. Your support may help her more than any pill. ...Read more

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Can I get an emotional therapy dog to help my anxiety and stress? How would I go about requesting a prescription for this?

Can I get an emotional therapy dog to help my anxiety and stress? How would I go about requesting a prescription for this?

Therapy Dog: can be helpful when appropriate. Start by searching organizations that train and provide them. They will guide you through the process. One organization is called Canine companions for Independence. Here's a link http://www.cci.org/site/c.cdKGIRNqEmG/b.3978475/k.3F1C/Canine_Companions_for_Independence.htm Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Under constant stress and anxiety. What can I do without seeing a specialist or taking meds?

Under constant stress and anxiety. What can I do without seeing a specialist or taking meds?

Multiple ways: Deep breathing exercises and progressive relaxation help - google. Yoga, meditation, long walks, are all ways that help most people. There are books on amazon which can help you to learn coping with anxiety, there are meds that help and can help control your anxiety. Seeing a therapist is helpful in learning to deal with and cope with anxiety as well. There is help out there if you ask for it. ...Read more

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How can a psychiatrist treat depression without giving any medications?

How can  a psychiatrist treat depression without giving any medications?

Depression treatment: Therapy is a valid treatment for depression. Psychiatrists are trained in psychotherapy as well as medication. Many psychiatrists do less therapy because there is such a need for medication treatment, and insurance makes it harder for them to get reimbursement for therapy versus medication treatment. You are very close to musc which has a great psychiatry department. Contact them! good luck! ...Read more

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How can I treat or handle sequel performance anxiety without a therapist or prescription medication?

How can I treat or handle sequel performance anxiety without a therapist or prescription medication?

Its possible : But having the right coach, usually a therapist who employs cbt may be very beneficial. Can try support groups if its been an ongoing problem. Read self-help books. Sometimes just relaxing, closing your eyes, and playing the scene in your brain over and over the way you want it to pan out will do the job. Yoga and thai chi may also be beneficial. ...Read more

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How can you deal with a panic attack without taking medication?

How can you deal with a panic attack without taking medication?

CBT: Cognitive behavior therapy or cbt has been shown in some studies to be as effective as medication management. Cbt involves exposure and response prevention techniques whereby one can become desensitized and stop having the panic attacks. One has to face their fears head on for it to work. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a generic form of Paxil (paroxetine) (pexeva) to help with my anxiety and depression. did it help you or make you worse?

What to do if I had a generic form of Paxil (paroxetine) (pexeva) to help with my anxiety and depression. did it help you or make you worse?

Although I: have not personally taken paxil, (paroxetine) it has been helpful in patients I have treated who have depression & anxiety disorders. However, there are potential side effects. ...Read more

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How can I fix my ADHD , emotional detachment, manic depressive and insomnia without meds? Cant see a psychiatrist for months and i need help .

How can I fix my ADHD , emotional detachment, manic depressive and insomnia without meds? Cant see a psychiatrist for months and i need help .

Keep asking us: to narrow best answer. If no psychiatrist, will need referral to one from primacy care physician first based on in person visit to rule out medical causes. If do have psychiatrist, u can always call them to manage your medications over the phone; also add refills if ok. They key is to say that it is urgent. If no help there, you must go to urgent care. If any harm thoughts- call to ER/911. ...Read more

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Need help with how much of my first suboxone dose i should take having such a low tolerance to any type of medication. Please help!

Need help with how much of my first suboxone dose i should take having such a low tolerance to any type of medication. Please help!

Seems odd: if someone is on suboxone, they have had an addiction history with taking narcotics. Can the person have a "low tolerance" to the abused medication? The standard dosing is about one TENTH the average final dose of suboxone (2 mg versus 16). So, going with teh standard dose of 2 and rapidly increasing would be quite safe (except for possible withdrawal from prev narcotics). ...Read more

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Can I get a pill to treat nervousness without a prescription?

Can I get a pill to treat nervousness without a prescription?

NOT BY THE USUAL : Legal means. Anti anxiety meds require a licensed physician. There may be some homeopathic treatments available at your local health food store though, non prescription. ...Read more

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How can I treat clinical depression without taking any medication?

How can I treat clinical depression without taking any medication?

See a therapist: Psychotherapy can be very helpful with depression, and the results can be more long-lasting than medication. Also you can make sure you're getting enough rest, exercise, and healthy diet -- staying away from alcohol and other mood and sleep-disruptive substances. Your family doctor can check for general health conditions too. Get yourself a good psychologist and work with him or her. Be well. ...Read more

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Counselors (Definition)

Counselors/therapists are health professionals who usually specialize in a particular mode of therapy such as psychotherapy (counseling) or art therapy to help patients tackle various issues. Such issues may be phobias (fears) of the patient, mental health ...Read more