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How can I deal with my stress in a healthy manner to avoid clinical depression?

How can I deal with my stress in a healthy manner to avoid clinical depression?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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How can I deal with stress in a healthy manner?

How can I deal with stress in a healthy manner?

Exercise etc: There are a lot of ways we can try to deal with our stress, but regular exercise seems one the best ways to go....A couple of other options : find a hobby, support a successful sports team, attend social functions ( church, etc ) set aside quality time with family and/or loved ones.... ...Read more

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How can you cope with depression in a healthy way?

How can you cope with depression in a healthy way?

Natural treatment: Exercise is a great way to cope with depression. Eating a healthy diet and supplements (i.e. Vitamin d, b complex and omega 3) can be beneficial. Journaling your thoughts and emotions, going to therapy and light therapy in the winter months are other options. You have to find what works for you. It could be a combination of things. For severe depression medication and therapy work best. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate stress in a healthy manner?

How can I eliminate stress in a healthy manner?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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How can I cope with anxiety and depression in a college setting?

How can I cope with anxiety and depression in a college setting?

Seek out a therapist: It's very likely that your university has a counseling center where you can receive therapy for free as part of your tuition. Meeting with a mental health professional to learn better coping skills is usually what is most helpful in dealing with depression and anxiety. If your school does not offer free counseling services, you can probably find a therapist through your health insurance. ...Read more

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How can I cope with the stress of being a new parent?

How can I cope with the stress of being a new parent?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with homework stress and depression?

What is a good way to deal with homework stress and depression?

If you address: Your depression the school work may not seem so overwhelming. If you aren't getting help -please do so. Consider seeing a psychologist for therapy. See your physician who can evaluate to insure that you don't have any underlying medical causes for depression. Sometimes medications may be indicated. Good luck ! ...Read more

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How can I take care of myself nutritionally to help support my mental health and to alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety I have dealt with depression and anxiety most of my life, but was never diagnosed as such until later in life. My depression

How can I take care of myself nutritionally to help support my mental health and to alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety I have dealt with depression and anxiety most of my life, but was never diagnosed as such until later in life.  My depression

Several things: My colleagues have shared great info with you so far -- esp about the omega-3's, magnesium, etc. You do need a psychiatrist who's friendly to the idea that nutrition plays a part in mental health. Along with proper diagnostic assessment, psychotherapy, and medications if needed, you also need to move towards more whole foods in your diet. For integrative psychiatrists -- http://www.Inimh.Org/. ...Read more

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My wife has a history of bulimia and binge eating and confides in me about it. I often struggle with my response. What's the best way to respond here?

My wife has a history of bulimia and binge eating and confides in me about it. I often struggle with my response. What's the best way to respond here?

Wife bulimia: Be supportive, tolerant, empathic, and distract her from focusing on physical appearance to focusing on emotional & support she is receiving while she tries to cope with her illness in therapy. Also, if she is in counseling, be a part of that. ...Read more

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How can I cope with stress in pregnancy?

How can I cope with stress in pregnancy?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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How can I best deal with stress and depression?

How can I best deal with stress and depression?

Stress ; depression: With this combination, it's best to get a professional evaluation from a psychiatrist or a psychologist first. Explore the expressions and causes of your stresses. Search for understanding your triggers, and seek solutions. Psychotherapy can be very helpful for both stress and depression -- and sometimes medications are also needed. Get plenty of sleep, exercise, and healthy meals. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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I need a way out of just drinking.. How do you deal with stress and depression in tough times if no wine?

Drink or treat: As you seem to have realized, using alcohol to cope with depression and stress only provide temporary relief. Not only does the depression and stress not get better, but it gets worse because now you also have to worry about alcohol dependence. See a psychologist or a psychiatrist to treat your symptoms effectively. Self-medication is often not the best way to feel better. ...Read more

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How should I cope with my depression in addition to medication?

How should I cope with my depression in addition to medication?

See a psychologist: Psychologists and other psychotherapists provide treatment that not only helps now and but helps prevent reoccurences. ...Read more

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How do I deal with the emotional and psychological stress of being diagnosed with glaucoma?

How do I deal with the emotional and psychological stress of being diagnosed with glaucoma?

RELAX: Follow your ophthalmologists directions. Youre going to treat it. Very low probability youre about to go blind when you treat it properly. Jumping to the worst possibility is reflex; checking probability is the best way. Then doing whats right makes things work out. ...Read more

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How i can overcome the stress and depression of my life ?! i need general ways

How i can overcome the stress and depression of my life ?! i need general ways

Try : 2 redirect ur attention 2 what is working for u. Example: asking ur question on this forum! just by doing it, u make a step 2 overcome the stress & depression of ur life. It may b a tiny step but 2 start something we have 2 begin 1 step @ a time. So, general ways r 2 continue 1 step at a time & 2 count 1 by 1 those mini improvements till it builds up. A set back? Just a bump on the way! got it? ...Read more

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Don't want to have to take medication or anything so what are some good ways a teenager can deal with depression and feel happier in life?

Teen depression: Non-medical treatments for depression include therapy, support groups, exercise, eating a healthy diet and journaling. Since you are from pennsylvania, seasonal affective disorder may also play a role which can be alleviated with light therapy. Fish oil supplements may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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How can I get help dealing with test anxiety that is negatively impacting all my grades in college?

How can I get help dealing with test anxiety that is negatively impacting all my grades in college?

Test anxiety: If you have a learning disability, documented ADD or severe anxiety disorder, you may qualify for academic accommodations at your school. Look into educational support services at your college to see what is offered. A mental health professional at the student health center may help you better understand why you panic and under perform on tests. See: http://www.studygs.net/tstprp8.htm I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What should I do to cope with the stress and depression of drug abuse?

What should I do to cope with the stress and depression of drug abuse?

Get treatment: If you are experiencing depression and stress while engaging in drug abuse there is no coping, these all run hand in hand. Which comes first is always in question. Important message get help. Call clarity program at 1-248-592-1050. It's confidential, patented, and intensive treatment will held you get your life back. ...Read more

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How can I deal with the depression as a young mom?

How can I deal with the depression as a young mom?

Seek treatment: Many young moms are overwhelmed and develop depression. Often anti-depressant medication is helpful. Ask your doctor about whther you would benefit from medication. Counseling may also be helpful. Getting some help with your children, so you can get some time to relax or extra sleep may also be helpful. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Major Depression (Definition)

A more severe form of depression, also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. It isn't the same as depression caused by a loss, such as the death of a loved one, or a medical condition, such ...Read more