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How to prevent depression?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Barbuto
Neurology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Good, tough question

"Depression" is only a word, used variably, without confirmed, specific biology.
So, discussion starts there. However, depression is typically "constitutional" (genetics or early trauma) or "acquired" (life circumstances). Treatment of former is long term and cure rare. Treatment of latter >> fix how you approach the disparity between what you believe your life should be v. what it is.

In brief: Good, tough question

"Depression" is only a word, used variably, without confirmed, specific biology.
So, discussion starts there. However, depression is typically "constitutional" (genetics or early trauma) or "acquired" (life circumstances). Treatment of former is long term and cure rare. Treatment of latter >> fix how you approach the disparity between what you believe your life should be v. what it is.
Dr. John Barbuto
Dr. John Barbuto
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: From reading this

it looks like you are suffering from depression and take fluoxentine & Clonzepam. Are you receiving any talking therapy in addition to your medication management? If no, I believe that is essential for your wellbeing.
Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get >

In brief: From reading this

it looks like you are suffering from depression and take fluoxentine & Clonzepam. Are you receiving any talking therapy in addition to your medication management? If no, I believe that is essential for your wellbeing.
Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation.
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