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How to effectively deal with Depression?

  1. GoldenBird profile image61
    GoldenBirdposted 4 years ago

    Have you any magic bullet against the blue?

    1. im28beyond profile image83
      im28beyondposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      yes. several times. especially when I got fired from my last job. life sucks but you have to move on constantly. Moving on is the hard part coz you end up thinking nothing but the past because you try to analyze what went wrong.

    2. vox vocis profile image92
      vox vocisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I can't say that I have a magic bullet against the blue smile but there are quite a few things that might help in dealing with depression effectively. Here I'm referring to the "usual" depression and not clinical depression, bipolar or other kinds of depression that need medical attention.

      Reading is normally difficult for depression sufferers because of lack of concentration, but writing can be very helpful. The most famous poets and writers suffered depression and nowadays poems, metaphors and allegories are used as effective therapy elements. Workout, long walks in the nature, watching comedy movies, playing social games with friends, listening to positive music, meditation, prayer, cleaning up and painting are just a few things that may be helpful.

  2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago

    Whenever I've suffered from depression, acutely, I've not been able to play games or motivate myself to shake it off. In fact, getting out of bed in the mornings was a major hurdle. I did, because of my kids. My last serious bout of this debilitating illness was after my father died, and it was devastating.

    In the end, I think you just have to come out of it on your own, when you're ready and cannot sink any lower. For me, that took four years and a realisation that I could not continue to live the way I had been. I'm better now. smile

  3. JKenny profile image95
    JKennyposted 4 years ago

    I suffer from bouts of depression regularly, and am always tempted to isolate myself, and just lock myself away from the world. But I often find the keys to dealing with depression are to keep talking about your problems, especially to the people you know care about you. Also take some time to step outside the hustle and bustle of everyday life and go for a walk in the country, especially at this time of year with all the new life springing up, it'll remind you of what life is truly all about. It'll help to clear your mind and enrich your soul.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I can see where you're coming from. However, my last bout was so debilitating that I could not function at the level of going for a walk. I just couldn't. Today, I took my dog for the same walk I used to take her before my dad died, the walk we used to do every morning, and it was beautiful. I took my camera, and shot some  trees, bear, but sprouting.

      The only people I could have really spoke to were my kids, and they are teenagers now, but so young then. I would have burdened them, it wouldn'  t have been fair. I did lock myself away from the world, but I kind of think I needed to. It's as if lately I've awoken, noticed that my dog was piling on as much weight as me, the house needs decorating. I need to be active and do that two mile walk every day with my dog, the way I used to. Sorry, but I've had to include today's pictures. smile

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Now I'm struggling to upload my pictures. :0

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    AbbeyQposted 4 years ago

    Both exercise and Holy Basil (also known as tulsi) are said to cure mild depression. I imagine they would be able to at least alleviate moderate to severe depression as well, to some extent. Holy basil can be found in capsule form or in tea. Be careful though: it's also known to interfere with antidepressant medication!

    1. DAWNEMARS profile image74
      DAWNEMARSposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I hate seeing people suffer and I know this is a sensitive topic but I think life is too short. If it goes on too long then best to try something strong from the doc. No point suffering . Not everyone can take pills though. or they are not right for them. If there are new pills all the time then I suppose it is worth trying them out. I know it is not all about meds. Healthy living is good too