Ways To Help With Depression

There are many types of depression, some more severe than others.  Sometimes people say, “I’m depressed” when they are really sad or overwhelmed.

There is major depressive disorder, clinical depression, unipolar depression, or just a general ongoing feeling of sadness and apathy-depression.

If you or a loved one is depressed, the first signs may occur as persistent melancholy or a loss of interest in activities usually enjoyed. These symptoms of depression can last days, weeks, months, or years and they interfere with all areas of a person’s life at home, work and play. Depression can be chronic or situational, as in post-partum depression due to a hormone imbalance after giving birth. Severe, chronic depression can become life-threatening as a person can give up all hope of future health and vitality.

If you are experiencing feelings of sadness or depression there are several things you can do that will help with your symptoms.  Even if you are under the care of a medical doctor and/or taking prescription drugs, there are several self-care things that you should do.  Taking personal responsibility for your health Is important if you want to start feeling better.

The following list will help you:

-Get chiropractic adjustments.
-Avoid alcohol and drugs.
-Watch funny shows on television.
-Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
-Hang-out with uplifting, supportive friends only.
-Do something nice for others every day.
-If possible, get outside in the sun each day.
-Write a gratitude list daily.
-Pray and Meditate.
-Eat healthy food.
-Go for a walk.

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