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How to Get Out of Depression

Updated on September 16, 2008

Depression is the great disease of our age, our generation with no war to fight, fighting for their will to live. There comes a time that everybody feels like down in the hole. You lose the will to go out, socialize, even to talk with friends. You can't smile you used to do even smile like before.

The most depressing thing about depression is that you get the feeling of it won't ever go away. There are easy ways of getting out of depression like going to a psychiatrists and getting a prescription for anti -depressants. I've had my experience of a depression and I don't like using drugs. So I decided to get out of depression by natural ways or live with it. (It is better to live with your own depression instead of living in a dream offered by a pill.)

I started to read about depression. I looked at every source I could find. Information about depression is good in a way that you start to realize that it is a disease like a flu. It can come and it can go away.(hopefully) Also reading other people's experiences helps in a way because you can find people that has gone the same experiences with you and their experiences can enlighten your path. Talking with other people is also very helpful. If you have very good friends you can depend on who can back you up in that fragile moments talk with them. If you don't want to expose your problems that's okay too. You can talk with a professional psychologist. I didn't go to a psychologists but I shared my feelings with a person I didn't know who had some familiar experiences with me. The fact that I didn't know that person and he didn't know me helps a lot to share your feelings truly.

I also tried to work on a method to overcome my depression. (Maybe there is already a method like that) I sat down with a blank paper and started writing down every little problem that bothers my mind. I wrote like a brainstorming exercise, let all the thoughts go on paper. At last I found my self writing about little memories I had when I was a kid and I had forgot (which actually I didn't forget). When I read all the things I have written I realized how little problems get bigger like a snowflake rolling down the hill.

Working with your chemicals: There is a chemical-biological explanation to everything going on within our bodies. Serotonin is a chemical which is synthesized in our brain, that makes our mood go up. The depression results as (or caused from) serotonin level going down in our brain. The anti-depressants actually deal with taking serotonin level higher. Serotonin chemical can actually be synthesized in our brain so we don't need pills to get our moods up actually. The best way to increase your serotonin levels is sports. Please don't underestimate the effect of sports because it increases your serotonin level and makes you feel good. Instead of standing in your home swallowing pills, going outside and running on your own is a way much better way to feel good about your self.

Don't forget that you can overcome depression.


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