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Natural cures for depression anxiety

Updated on January 13, 2012

Depression and anxiety are symptoms of the high pace of modern life. It comes then as no surprise that the levels of depression have risen to epidemic proportions. For very severe cases of depression you should go to your doctor and work out a plan to manage it. In this article we will discuss some of the natural cures for depression and anxiety, which can make a real difference in milder cases.

Talk about it
Talking to someone about your problems can make a big difference. Unloading your worries will make you feel better. But don’t just stop there. Try to get to the root of your depression and anxiety. Putting your problems into words can help you get a handle on it. If you feel the need to cry don’t fight it, cry. Crying releases a cocktail of chemicals into your body that will fight depression and anxiety.

Supplements

Doctors tell us that diet is the most important factor in managing depression and anxiety. What I recommend is that if you wake up feeling down in the morning you take amino acid L-tyrosine on an empty stomach. Then 30 minutes later you take a B-complex vitamin with breakfast. The L-tyrosine converts into a chemical in your brain which promotes positive moods and helps with motivation. The vitamin B improves your metabolism. The combination of the 2 works in almost all mild cases of depress

Thinking about happiness in the right way
The entertainment companies have sold people on the idea that perfect happiness and the perfect life is something to be pursued and if you aren’t able to achieve it, then there is something wrong with you. They have done this not by conscious means but more by more subtle ones. So even if you don’t think that way, you feel it on a subconscious level.

Now, I want you to imagine that you have had the absolute perfect life, no pain, all the money, love and good fortune imaginable. But, if you lived this perfect life, you would never have felt real pain or loss. For that matter you would have no idea what happiness really meant, because you would never have experienced depression or anxiety.
My point is that depression is a natural part of the human condition and that without it you cannot know real happiness.

Repeat a boring task
What I like to do is to take a leaf then look it over, again and again. The repetition calms you down, quieting an over stimulated mind.

Natural cures for depression anxiety
Natural cures for depression anxiety

Panic attacks
If you suffer from anxiety, try the combination of chamomile tea and running or walking. If you can’t run where you are, do some push-ups and sit-ups.

Hopefully some of the natural cures for depression anxiety discussed here can help you. Experiment a little with the different combinations to find what works best for you.

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      man 

      8 years ago

      cool story bro

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      dohn121 

      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I enjoyed reading this hub, jGaunt. My favorite line is:

      Crying releases a cocktail of chemicals into your body that will fight depression and anxiety.

      Great line. Once when I was in college, this girl I was close to saw in my dorm a Zoloft stress-reliever which was a rubber ball with clay or something or other inside. You squeeze it to relieve tension. When she saw it, she started playing with it and then said to me in a serious tone:

      "Are you depressed? Do you have stress anxiety?" I told her I didn't (which was the truth, I got the darn thing from someone who SOLD Zoloft) I told her I didn't but she didn't believe me. "It's okay if you do, you know," she said.

      After that incident, I threw the ball out. She was so sure that I really did suffer from depression!

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