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Tips On How To Be Free From Depression

Updated on September 6, 2016

It can be hard to overcome depression, whether or not it is genetic in roots or induced by circumstances. With the right resources and motivation, you can create a happier life for you. This article contains some tips to help you manage, and start to cure your depression.

Stay involved with those activities that will help you. Make sure you keep up with any therapy appointments scheduled, and also consider any suggested activities recommended by your personal therapist. You may also benefit from making a list of topics to discuss with your therapist at your next meeting. This can help you keep track of your session with the therapist.

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Perhaps you should seek professional counseling. The combination of therapy and medication is a highly effective way to treat depression. Using either medication or counseling alone has benefits, but together they are much more effective. Medication can change the biochemistry in your brain, but it doesn't solve the problems behind your depression. If you want to stop feeling depressed, you need to deal with the root causes of your depression. Therapy allows you to face your feelings and resolve them.

Eliminate the words "depression" and "depressive" from your vocabulary. While they are medically accurate terms, describing yourself in that way may actually worsen your feelings of hopelessness or despair. When you are struggling with a spell, consider it a period of low mood instead.

Meditation is a great way to beat depression. Research on meditation has proven that it can really have a positive influence on your mood, as well as decrease your blood pressure.

Go see a professional regardless of how bad your condition is. A professional can give you a specific diagnosis and determine if you are a candidate for prescription medication. In addition, they can inform you of the kind of depression you're suffering from.

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Go for a walk with your dog if you feel down. Studies have shown that people with pets in the home are less depressed than those without. Walking your dog also gets you out in the fresh air, which tends to put you in a more positive frame of mind. If you get out and enjoy yourself you might find that your sadness goes away.

If you have your own home, decorate your home in a way that will make you happy. This will be a natural way to make yourself feel better.

If you are down or depressed, make some big changes in your life. Even small changes could improve your mood if you find yourself bored with your life. Take on a new hobby, or make changes to your daily routine, or even look for a new friend. Changes can be healthy for your body or stimulating for your mind.

As mentioned in the beginning of this article, overcoming depression is a daunting and difficult challenge. Do not let this statement scare you, but make sure you are prepared to deal with it. You now hold the knowledge you need to know in order to get yourself past depression, and back to happiness.

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    • DaytonaWatterson profile image

      Daytona Watterson 6 years ago from South Florida

      It is very real, thanks for the feedback, i really do appreciate it.


    • nishlaverz profile image

      nishlaverz 6 years ago from N.E England

      Thanks for sharing this great hub. Depression is one of those subjects that people don't like talking about but is a very real problem that lots of people including myself face day to day. You give great advice.