Im depressed.. can u h there a remedy other than a philosophical lecture..

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  1. rishworld profile image67
    rishworldposted 12 years ago

    Im depressed..
    can u h there a remedy other than a philosophical lecture..

    I'm so much depressed due to every reason..
    can anybody give some remedy other than philosophical lecture..

  2. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years ago

    I suffer too

    know the remedy

    the only remedy?

    Wait it out

    And I Friggin hate that

    don't you?

  3. WriterDJ profile image61
    WriterDJposted 12 years ago

    Trying a new hobby, a little exercise, and add a friend is a simple way to overcome depression... that's work for me...
    I can be your  friend if you like smile

  4. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    what you should do is remember that there are a lot of people out there who's lives are a living hell in comparison to yours. also look at all the good things in your life and this world . tomorrow when you wake up, you can be really happy because you survived judgement day.
        a lady gets on a bus with her baby. the bus driver says to her "lady, that's the ugliest baby i've ever saw" she stomps to the back of the bus and sits down beside a guy. she says to him " the bus driver was really rude to me" the guy says " that's terrible, you should go up there and give him a piece of your mind", she says " you know what, i think i will " , the guy says " go ahead and i'll hold your monkey for you"

  5. FitnessTom profile image60
    FitnessTomposted 12 years ago

    I actually have a different opinion about depression.

    I think occasionally depression is brought on by various factors like PTSD, but the vast majority of the time it results from nutrition and exercise, or rather the lack of.

    First of all, the thing that nobody realizes, is that the food you eat on a daily basis effects your energy and mood throughout each day more than anything else. I have written so many examples of this if you look into my blog at

    Once you learn about which foods to avoid and which make you feel better, you will see and feel a change almost immediately.

    Next is exercise. Exercise is actually your biggest weapon to fight stress and depression. I would even venture to say it is much more effective than any anti-deppressent. Exercise for a week straight see how you feel.

    Hope this helps. Knowing this has helped me over the years.

  6. junomich profile image62
    junomichposted 12 years ago

    Like Fitness Tom said, excercise is a good way to help fight it, but if you are so depressed that you can not do that.  Try just going out in the sunshine for at least 20 minutes a day. Go places to talk to people even though they might not become friends

    You might consider seeing a professional and get some medication. Medication works for a lot of people.

  7. dkanofsky profile image57
    dkanofskyposted 12 years ago

    Depends on the type of depression you have so I would not presume to even recommend a treatment.  If you are clinically depressed, treatments can include, psychotherapy, medication, required coping skills, and a solid support system.  But you'll need to see a professional for definitive suggestions.

  8. Scottifer profile image61
    Scottiferposted 12 years ago

    Im sorry to say it cuz it's illegal, but marijuana

  9. Mrs. Robin Hood profile image60
    Mrs. Robin Hoodposted 12 years ago

    Some easy ways to help ease depression are getting plenty of exercise (it releases endorphins that will elevate your mood), getting some extra sun (the vitamin D is thought to help your brain "think positively"), eating well (if you don't feel good physically, you probably won't feel good emotionally) and finding an outlet such as journaling that will enable you to get your thoughts and emotions out. This will let you evaluate how you are really feeling without concern for consequences from a biased audience (such as if you talked issues through at length with a friend, partner or family member). Feel better!

  10. Cindy888 profile image60
    Cindy888posted 12 years ago

    If you are still depressed after you've eaten right and exercised a few weeks. See a Dr. I was angry and depressed for years and then I got on antidepressants. It made me feel normal. I wasn't crazy happy all the time, I just felt like I did before the weight of depression. Good luck. It Can get better.

  11. OneFineG467 profile image60
    OneFineG467posted 12 years ago

    Depression happens for many reason to give remedy i should know u first only then i can know the cause of it...go for a good psychologist with whom u can share and come up with solution..

  12. sanathara profile image61
    sanatharaposted 12 years ago

    Yoga is the best remedy for depression.Follow yoga regularly with two main Pranayams - 'Kapalbhati' and 'Anulom Vilom'.You will feel fresh.Do meditation and some easy aasans.All these work like a miracle and you will get rid of depression.

  13. anemometers profile image60
    anemometersposted 12 years ago

    I hope you feel better later. I don't think anyone can really answer this question if they don't know you that well. I find that only good friends will know us really well and good friends are sometimes impossible to find because everyone is so busy doing stuff but if you ever find a person who is caring enough to listen to you without patronizing you but respecting you, then you are really lucky

  14. Rock_nj profile image90
    Rock_njposted 12 years ago

    While the causes and treatments for depression can vary widely, it is very important that you get the proper nutrition, especially Vitamin D.  You won't feel well if your body is starved for nutrients.  Having proper levels of vitamis like D in your blood will help you feel better.  Make sure you get sunshine for Vitamin D or take a supplement.  Also, breaking the humdrum of your life will help.  Take a trip.  Get out in the sun.  Try to look at things differently. 

    If none of that helps, anti-depressants can help.  Just keep in mind that bad times in your life do pass and better days are ahead.

  15. Winflow FG profile image61
    Winflow FGposted 12 years ago

    Write your problems down in a story and it will make you feel better.

  16. LadyFae profile image74
    LadyFaeposted 12 years ago

    Also check your diet. In a lot of food products and drinks Aspartame is added. One of the side effects of Aspartame is depression. Check out my hub about this subject. … -aspartame

    May you and many others who suffer depression Heal.

    Love and hugs

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    joekreydtposted 12 years ago

    having a friend is very important. or even just someone you hang out with and talk to (even if you don't really like them).

    before bed, think of 3 things about your day that you are thankful for. even if it's just the fact that your toilet flushed or that you clipped your finger nails.

    realize you're in complete control of your emotions. you're responsible for how you feel.

    i also have a hub on being happy here:

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    Priya Sivanposted 12 years ago

    Depends in what you mean by depression. If it is just one of your moods,  divert your mind with what interests you most or take a half an hour walk or talk to an optimistic friend. If you are clinically depressed, which is obviously due to chemical imbalance in the brain, you may need to go to a psychiatrist and set it right with appropriate medicines. Good wishes to you.

  19. Jenn Moore profile image60
    Jenn Mooreposted 12 years ago

    I have been there before. I suffered from depression for 7 months before I sought professional help. If you have been depressed for longer than two weeks, I would advise seeing a doctor. My doctor put me on non-addictive sleeping medication and told me I had to change my diet. . . forever. After getting good sleep and good nutrition, I felt like a completely different person.

  20. lea86 profile image60
    lea86posted 12 years ago

    You are good, you are not alone; Life is always be like that, sometimes going good and sometimes just not at our side.I guess you have to let go your ego and forgive those around who had hurt you; you are doing just fine when you think you are a loser.Don't worry, you are going to be alright. (lol)

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    lovazaposted 12 years ago

    Many people suffer with depression.  It would be a good idea to visit a psychologist to determine if the depression is caused by a medical or emotional reason.  Depression can be treated with a good counselor or a psychologist.  If medication is needed, then a psychiatrist would prescribe the medication you need to relieve the depression.  I find that through my experience that keeping moderately busy with something I enjoy and talking with a good friend.  Depression isn't something that can be cured but it can be managed by being aware of the symptoms and do something that can ease those symptoms.   Depression can get quite severe if not being treated properly.  So it's best to visit your doctor to determine what course of action you need to take.

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    lambservantposted 12 years ago

    What you need to do is go to a doctor and/or a mental health professional. The people below who mentioned excercise and diet are right that it is neccessary. But they are not the only treatment if your depression is serious. You may need medication and therapy. Let the professionals help you. They will tell you about excercise and diet too, but they need to evaluate you to see if other treatments are called for too. Good luck.

  23. LouMacabasco profile image60
    LouMacabascoposted 12 years ago

    You should surround yourself with people. Go out with friends, family or any one who's willing to hang out with you.  Don't seclude yourself in this time. You need people the most right now. smile

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    stessilyposted 12 years ago

    There are depressing aspects to life, so depression is not necessarily unusual! And so many anti-depressants seem to have side effects that are worse than the condition, so if it is not a so-called clinical depression, then it is a matter of figuring out the natural remedies that work for you.
    I think that is one of the challenges in our lives:  figuring out our specific expressions of joy and sorrow.
    If you're a creative person, try to make it work for you. It doesn't matter if the artwork is dark or the music is gloomy if it purges the depression.
    Or you could have opposites day:  make yourself take a depressing thought and convert it into something happy.
    If you consume too much sugar in your daily eating, then your system may be going through sugar rises and crashes, which are often expressed as depression. It may sound silly, but please make sure that you are drinking enough water. There are a lot of dehydrated people out there, and dehydration affects thinking and outlook.
    Gentle exercise such as daily walks are good.
    What about meditation? It doesn't have to be spiritual. Meditation is a clearing of the mind.
    Search for ways to counter depression and you will find them.

  25. Pintoman profile image59
    Pintomanposted 12 years ago

    Ok, a short answer with no philosophy. Go eat a steak.

  26. paterson410 profile image52
    paterson410posted 12 years ago

    There is an awesome book that I read when I was looking for answers for depression, to which I have a genetic predisposition. aka a bunch of diagnosed depressed people in my family.

    Anyways a great book is called "The Depression Cure", witten by a psychiatrist that cites peer reviewed medical papers that show certain activities and foods have a stronger positive impact on the chemical imbalances that come with depression than antidepressants do.

    The six steps from the book are...

    1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    2. Engaged Activity
    3. Physical Exercise
    4. Sunlight Exposure
    5. Social Support
    6. Sleep

    On a note from personal experience: the number one behavioral trait of depression is "dwelling" or thinking about something from your past that upsets you on a deep level. Try to avoid dwelling, "distract" yourself with a mentally engaging positive activity.

  27. shailesh549 profile image60
    shailesh549posted 12 years ago

    I should you should join classes, any classes which include learning new music instruments, which you are keen to learn and which interests you, make friendship with your colleagues in those classes, socialize with them and make new friends.  A man is a social animal, if you are feeling lonely and feeling that you don't have any loved ones around you, you make new friends and try and make a bonding with them.

    Our online encouragement here will help you get out of depression a little bit but you actually have to spend time out with people, learn new things, make good friends, don't stay at home, it will make you more depressed, try and stay as active as possible, join gym, or swimming classes, do yoga, do things which interests you most.

  28. Carrie Hollister profile image60
    Carrie Hollisterposted 12 years ago

    Walking!  I find that walking when I am depressed helps.  Even a walk down the block or if you can, a walk to a beautiful park or down a country road.
    Watch an old movie that you know will make you laugh.
    Spend time helping someone less fortunat than you are sometimes takes the focus off of your issues that are causing you to feel depressed.
    Also spend time with more positive, truly happy, upbeat people or friends.
    But the thing that helps me most when I'm depressed is listening to positive encouraging music even when i'm asleep, praying, and reading scriptures.  Psalms are my favorite when I'm feeling low.

  29. Honest2Goodness profile image60
    Honest2Goodnessposted 12 years ago

    I have three little words for you. St. John's Wort. It takes a few months to kick in, (and I know that seems like a lifetime when you're depressed) but looking back on my depression levels, I can really feel the difference. Especially when I stopped taking it. It's not a cure by any means, and the advice I've seen for you is good sound advice. Exercise, eat well, stay away from alocohol, and in the mean time, try The Wort.

  30. profile image49
    sunflower99posted 12 years ago

    Hi Rishworld, I don't know your religion but I believe in god
    and I pray everyday in a sacred place and he always help
    and keep me clear and focused with life and it's challenging
    when I come out I feel I can face anything in this world.
    It's a suggestion people who I have told and helped they
    say they feel much better. think about it

  31. Mommy Monologues profile image60
    Mommy Monologuesposted 12 years ago

    I started suffering from depression after my thyroid began overproducing hormones. Believe it or not, the tiniest problem with your body may throw everything else out of wack. If nothing physical is found to be wrong, I'd suggest some form of professional therapy.
    In the meantime, try to involve yourself with something. A project, if you can, try joining a community service group, I know it sounds corny, but helping other people has always made me happy, even when I'm at my lowest. You just have to start making the first few steps (literal steps, get out of your house and walk somewhere!). You'll find what you need, I promise.

  32. SammySammo profile image60
    SammySammoposted 12 years ago

    Don't give yourself so much time to think about.  Immerse yourself in what life has to offer.  Read a book, go horseback riding, try new foods, try to make something new, bake, cook, write, talk to people who are happy, get a dog.  But find the solution in yourself.  You have to be happy with yourself before you can be happy with other things.  What aren't you happy about?  Find it and fix it, then tell yourself every day that you've done something for yourself and that you're not giving up, ever, because you're worth more than that.

  33. Jennie Demario profile image41
    Jennie Demarioposted 12 years ago

    You need to go do some intense exercise.  Really get your endorphin's flowing.  Then, go out and soak up some sun and fresh air.  The sun will increase your vitamin d and serotonin levels.  You can also try to supplement with Saint John's Wart or some Valerian root.

  34. mmc57 profile image60
    mmc57posted 12 years ago

    Hello Rishworld,
    I am sorry to hear that you are very depressed. I was a psychiatric nurse and I am also a person who suffers from clinical depression for many years now. If you are depressed for many reasons like you have stated, I highly recommend professional help. Talking to someone who is educated in the field of depression can ask the proper questions and have a good conversation with you and see by your replies and actions how badly depressed you are. There are so many different types of depression. Therefore the only way to really get down to what is causing it is talk with the proper person. I agree with what everyone has said because all of these things help but if you are quite depressed cognitive behavioral therapy is excellent and can quite often bring you out of the depression. If this alone does not work there is newer medications now where the side effects are not severe at all. I found myself with about four to five days of some nausea, headache and slight dizziness. Some people do not experience any. One thing to keep in mind if the Dr. or Psychiatrist feels you should be on these meds it is for a good reason. Remember the side effects if any are very short term. You may be in the position where you do not require meds at all. Talk therapy is amazing and having it on an ongoing basis until you feel better is a good thing to do for yourself. Usually  there is a plan to help you understand once you are feeling better if you ever start to feel down again you look for the signs of what is making you feel this way before it gets ahead of you. Go see your Dr. and put your plan into action and nip this in the bud. I have seen many patients with depression and the various treatments for the different types of depression are so good now. Never feel you are along in this because there are many and it sometimes gives you a bit of a lift to know that you are not alone and just reach out and there will always be someone to take your hand. I promise there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You will feel happy again. Hugs and best wishes. You are never alone.

  35. ktrapp profile image93
    ktrappposted 12 years ago

    I see you've gotten a lot of good advice (other than the suggestion of an illegal drug which can actually worsens depression long term).

    I would suggest 2 things that I have previously written about. (1) Avoid aspartame which is in many diet sodas. For some people it seems to cause depression. For me that is the case. But if you drink diet sodas or sugar-free foods you should eliminate them from your diet and see how you feel. There are conflicting studies on this, but no harm in trying. (2) Take a Vitamin B-Complex. There are several reasons the various B vitamins help combat depression and studies have shown this to be the case. Studies have also shown that vitamin B enhances the effects of anti-depressants making them more effective, especially for clinically depressed patients. I think the other suggestions of eating a healthy diet, getting proper sleep, and exercise are also key. But be sure to see a doctor if your feelings don't change soon.

  36. isha gupta profile image58
    isha guptaposted 12 years ago

    just wipe out all the things from ur mind...and destract from that depressing thing...just chillout with friends and feel the beauty of this world....u will relaxed....

  37. LoryRich profile image77
    LoryRichposted 12 years ago

    Philosophy involves thoughts and words. Negative thoughts caused depression. So, stop thinking. Be still and connect to your inner self. Let your inner being take control (not anymore your thoughts and emotions); let your essence/being watch and acknowledge what you are going through at the moment without any judgment and analysis. Then, let the feeling of depression melt away. If there are any trains of thought that come, just watch them, then let them quietly pass you by.

    When you are truly rooted in your inner being, any negative thoughts and feelings like depression cannot survive. Light and darkness cannot coexist simultaneously. It is enough that you do this practice. But if any action is necessary (like talking with someone, doing physical activities, reading, commune with nature, etc.)  to be taken to deal with your life situation,  there is a greater chance that it will be revealed to you in stillness. It may come as a flash of insight.

    You do not need to believe any of these because this is not a belief; this is a practice which I learned from Eckhart Tolle. Do it. This works fine with me; hope it works well for you, too.

  38. selfdefenselesson profile image60
    selfdefenselessonposted 12 years ago

    Go out and Do something!

    Pick up a hobby or something you've always wanted to do.

    - Sport
    - Workout
    - Dancing
    - Art

    What ever you might have an interest in. Do it!
    The first step is to get out of your rut and just do something. The more you procrastinate and think about how much your situation sucks, the worse it gets.

    At the end of the road you also need to stop this self pity or whatever your issue may be and MAN UP.

    When in doubt then action is always the answer.
    Either you go up or down. Go up my friend.

  39. felicitylovespari profile image40
    felicitylovespariposted 12 years ago

    It depends on what kind of depression,there are many kind of depression but if your depression is more than six month you need to seek psychiatric help however if your depression is less than six month, i suggest that you should face things that made you depress and try to solve it and if things wont work just accept it and leave it god it to god so you can have peaceful mind and wont be depressed by things that happened to your life

  40. carriethomson profile image48
    carriethomsonposted 12 years ago

    ya i think if its severe and really serious you need to consult a doc.. else if you are depressed about some things not happening as you want then to or any small reason it will fade away for sure, untill then occupy yourself with work, different hobbies and watch some good movies that will make you laugh and make you happy.

  41. Karen E. Smith profile image66
    Karen E. Smithposted 12 years ago

    Try writing down the things you are grateful for.  Doing this will take your focus off of the negatives in your life and shift them to the positives.  Also, think of a small act of kindness you can do to make someone else happy, and do it..  Give happiness and it shall be given to you.

    There will always be a battle of negative and positive---good and evil---inside of you.  Choose to feed yourself with positives so the "good" will be victorious. 

    Here's a story I always keep in mind:

      A Native American Boy is talking with his
    grandfather, and it goes like this:

    "What do you think about the world situation?" he asked.  The grandfather replied, "I feel like
    wolves are fighting in my heart.  One is full of anger and hatred; the other is full of love, forgiveness and peace."  "Which
    one will win?" asked the boy.  To which the grandfather replied, "The one I feed."

    (Origin Unknown)

  42. hologramchat profile image61
    hologramchatposted 12 years ago

    I'm not a doctor and I don't treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. That said, I would say hard work helps me feel better aka only by working to bring others joy can we really attain joy for ourselves. This was my goal when i chose two names for my upcoming social media sites. One is semisocialmedia because some are anti and some are butterfly while most are semi into it. The other and my favorite is with the goal of building friendships up till everyone felt they had more friends that are quality friends than they could count on two hands and two feet.
          You should seek medical expert like Dr. or a naturalpath MD. Some have success with SAMI at Walgreens and some find vitamin D and B help. Walk with someone, walk while on your cellphone, walk around your house, I find Reishi mushroom to boost my mood, I hope you find your joy and I'm happy to say you have me as a friend, let's connect and skype, I bet we have some cool things in common we could build on. Jah bless you and yours and one of the fastest ways out of a funk is 8 seconds of focusing on gratitude. As you count your blessings, you'll realize that the fact you have access to a computer gives you blessings over many who don't have this wonderful ability. I believe in your power to overcome your obstacle and you asking was the proper first step. Be well my brotha, your friend, Jon

  43. sonia05 profile image60
    sonia05posted 12 years ago

    I think you should start running in the mornings. exercise helps to overcome depression. Further,develop the habit of reading such literature which is motivating or is full of optimism like autobiographies of great men. Watch movies like romantic comedies, motivational movies or any good movie with a good message and happy ending. It will definitely uplift your mood. Apart from these, avoid sitting alone,thinking negative and getting depressed. Seek such friends who are happy go lucky and cheerful rather than ones who are fussy,crib all the time and negative personalities!

  44. Frank Shields profile image61
    Frank Shieldsposted 12 years ago

    I understand that your problem is atypical depression but the solution to the problem, the method of successfully dealing with a problem or difficulty is to seek the most high physcial which is your Lord and Saviour which is Christ Jesus, He can fit any philosophical lecture because He instructional speech, because Jesus can speech in to your depression and you can be hearl forever my friend. the word of God tell us to speech those things though they be not but though they were. If any sick among you call for the elder of the church. God greater then asthma syrup of lichen islandicus, sage. God is all these things that man are because he is the creator.

  45. profile image0
    jasper420posted 12 years ago

    exersize works great so dose having fun and listing to music writting is a good release there are many ways to release your feelings in a healthy way I hope you find one

  46. courtlneygdtm profile image71
    courtlneygdtmposted 12 years ago

    I recommend you see a doctor to find out exactly what type of depression you are suffering from.  He or she, as a professional, should be able to help you, or refer you to  a doctor who can.  Take care.

  47. yusefblack profile image58
    yusefblackposted 12 years ago

    A few:

    2-take multi-vitamin/mineral, with iron
    3-have your thyroid checked

  48. alphagirl profile image76
    alphagirlposted 12 years ago

    Are you chemically or situational depressd? Most of us lack votamin D. take 2000 mg daily. That helps with feeling bad.

  49. profile image0
    Vanessa McKayposted 12 years ago

    Smile.  Take a walk and smile.  Smile at everyone you pass, not in scary serial killer way of course just a gentle upturn of the lips.  It will soften your face, relax your frown and invites others to smile in return.  It works, well it does for me.

    Another thing is to start a gratitude journal listing one thing every day that you are grateful for even if it is just the air you breath, sit and think on it awhile and life will seem less hopeless.

  50. DavidOValentin profile image61
    DavidOValentinposted 12 years ago

    There are things you can do to that help combat depression other than prescription drugs. I am not a doctor, so if you have a doctor you may want to ask them for help. You may also want to check out some natural, over the counter products that people use.

    One is an herb called St. Johns Wort. This herb has been around a long time and there are various opinions on it results. Check with your doctor on its use.

    Another product is SAM-e. This product seems to offer multiple benefits including easing depression. Check out this article in the New York Times: … epression/

    Don't discount the power of your own mind in overcoming depression. Your mind very powerful. With practice, you can overcome the negative thoughts that often accompany depression.

    I recently four the book "The Four Agreements" very helpful. It's a short book and you can read it quickly.

    There may not be "one" solution for you, but by combining a number of things including supplements, physical activity, doctors advice, and taking charge of your own thoughts, you may find the relief you are looking for.

    I wish you well on your journey.


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