10 doctors weighed in:
How do I cure major depression without anti-depressants?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Many options
Except for severe major depression, generally, psychotherapy alone is just as effective as antidepressants alone.
Though other non-pharmacological options (e.g. Light therapy, aerobic exercise, epa, etc) have been found to have efficacy, studies that support their use are generally neither as numerous, nor have as many subjects as those regarding psychotherapy.

In brief: Many options
Except for severe major depression, generally, psychotherapy alone is just as effective as antidepressants alone.
Though other non-pharmacological options (e.g. Light therapy, aerobic exercise, epa, etc) have been found to have efficacy, studies that support their use are generally neither as numerous, nor have as many subjects as those regarding psychotherapy.
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Acupuncture is very good for the treatment of depression.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Talk therapy or wait
Not sure why you are so opposed to antidepressants; they can be remarkably effective.
However, several types of talk therapies (cbt, dbt, interpersonal therapy) have been shown to be at least equally as effective. Also, the natural course of depression is that eventually it will go away, although this may take months to years. Doing nothing usually is tempting but not a good idea. Seek help.

In brief: Talk therapy or wait
Not sure why you are so opposed to antidepressants; they can be remarkably effective.
However, several types of talk therapies (cbt, dbt, interpersonal therapy) have been shown to be at least equally as effective. Also, the natural course of depression is that eventually it will go away, although this may take months to years. Doing nothing usually is tempting but not a good idea. Seek help.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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