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How can I prevent myself from depression?

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Dr. Stephen Perret
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lifestyle helps

It's debatable whether someone who has a high risk of depression can completely prevent it but there are things that would likely help.
Consider: regular exercise, healthy eating, connecting socially to family and friends, finding creative outlets e.g. Art, spirituality, and finding a rewarding job. An interesting, easy to read book on this may be the how of happiness by sonja lyubomirsky.

In brief: Lifestyle helps

It's debatable whether someone who has a high risk of depression can completely prevent it but there are things that would likely help.
Consider: regular exercise, healthy eating, connecting socially to family and friends, finding creative outlets e.g. Art, spirituality, and finding a rewarding job. An interesting, easy to read book on this may be the how of happiness by sonja lyubomirsky.
Dr. Stephen Perret
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can't prevent

You can't completely prevent depression, but you can get diagnosed early and initiate treatment to help relieve symptoms and promote improvement.
If there is concern, seek a counselor or psychiatrist for further evaluation and treatment planning.

In brief: Can't prevent

You can't completely prevent depression, but you can get diagnosed early and initiate treatment to help relieve symptoms and promote improvement.
If there is concern, seek a counselor or psychiatrist for further evaluation and treatment planning.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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