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53 Home Remedies for Depression


make some kind of mint tea (ex,peppermint,spearmint). then breath in the vapors. and drink it of course! :)


For Depression that is related to Seasonal Affective Disorder, or S.A.D, trying taking 400 ui of vitamin D everyday. Vitamin D defficiency can lead to depression espcially when the sun is not out (when we can't produce our own vitamin D), which is why you may find yourself becoming more depressed when it's dark and dreary outside.

Jon Read

Most anti depression remedies are taken orally and will contain some sort of artificial seretoning replacement.
Seretoning being the substance naturally produced by our bodies from the natural daylight our eyes retina receives.
Lack of daylight through shortening daylight hours or peoples work enviroments causes our bodies to produce too much Melatoning,the substance responsible for making us feel run down and lethargic.Now because of the fact that Melatoning uses Seretoning as part of its own production is it any wonder there are so many of us run down, fed up and depressed.The name given to this condition is SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (S.A.D).
Some of the simptoms include;
Interupted sleep patterns ie waking up in the middle of the night with your mind racing so not being able to go back to sleep easily.
Feeling excessively tied during the day.
Feeling run down and lathargic.
Finding it hard to consentrate.
Eating more carbohydrates and so putting on more weight.
The natural cure for this condition that most of us suffer with is to purchase a natural daylight lightbox.Theres a few on the market but becarefull some of them dont ommit the relevent level of light required to benifit.
I would recomend the BRITEBOX ENERGISE,
its been reduced from £210 to £169 and is classed as a medical devise so is vat exempt.
Next day delivery also included.


Meditation. You have to find a good teacher. I learn meditation in Bali..if you have the time and money to go there, please do ('ll transform your life! If not, try to find a good teacher somewhere else..


SSRI + NDRI + good quality Multivitamin. Some mind tools - (there are also many others) distraction, visualization, emotion replacement, hobbies. Everyone is different, but for me personally this combination has worked awesomely after an 8 year ashen struggle (which went up/down like a stock chart, depending on the treatments). Good luck, and remember, just as hell has an entrance, it has an exit, too.


music. music is a powerful weapon against depression. it can be fast or slow, whatever goes with you. I personally listen to Evanescence, its dark, deep and mostly morbid, but the music is talking about what i'm going through and it helps to relate. try it


Meditate, I cannot stress this enough. I was depressed after a girl incident. I tried (Sheep) meds, excercising, etc. Nothing seemed to go 100%, I was extremely desperate for a cure. Then I though of meditating , I did this twice a day it helped a lot. It may not work for all but it worked for me and a few of my friends. Peace /


Hi! A good remedy for depression is if you have an instrument improvise and play some blues. If you need to go cry go right ahead but keep plaing the blues till you feel at least slighty better. It works for me.


I have been depressed for 2 years, how ever i'm over coming it now. Take a good look at you're life style in every aspect, and make a good change! take out the negative people in your life, put the focus on yourself, stay busy, and find out what motivates you. Focus on your health as well, you'll feel better about yourself guaranteed! This is just a first step! I hope this will help.

RN who has been there

Most of the suggestions are wonderful. I just want to put some education and food for thought out there, because so many of us have been there! I have tried many different antidepressants, SSRI's and currently taking a combo of a cyclic Trazadone and Prestiq(yeah a new guinea pig approved FDA drug). After being on 8 different antidepressants i the last 10 years. I have found that they can be life savers for severe depression. I am 37 and have been practiced on for the last 10 yrs! Remember the medical field Practices medicine, none of it is exact!!I am convinced that they change your brain chemistry so that you cannot get over your next bout of depression without an antidepressant. I am angry about these meds and some of there nasty side effects HOWEVER I am also thankful for them, When you start thinking the ones you love may be better off with you dead, or anything even close to this, Please seek professional help! It is a dark lonely SCARY place to be. Be patient they take time and when you feel a little better you will have your own work to do. Be proactive and educate yourself about depression side effects of drugs that you are asked to take, the including signs and symptoms of mania, or bi polar disorder. It is possible for them to cause (my observation only)manic like symptoms that can cause you to be labelled bipolar. Exercise is the BEST antidepressant of all in my experience. But if you are suffering a moderate to severe depression and someone tells you take a 10 minute walk around the block when you feel like your lucky to have the energy to take a shower in the morning you need help!! This would not be the time to reach for unstudied remedies for depression if for no other reason than you need a doctor monitoring your depression, an ally to help you beat this gripping illness! I obviously believe in herbs and alternative therapies or I would not be on this site, but we are talking about a potentially fatal illness I cannot in good concious recommend anything else. What works for one may not work for another. Some depressed people exhibit symptoms that are vague and even opposite of what may come to mind when you think about depression.I have seen many pts have excellent results with the same meds and dosages that I felt made me much worse. Develop a pratnership with a doctor that is comfortable treating you at your level of depression. This advice( which I am much better at giving than recieving) may save a life. PLEASE TAKE CARE YOU ARE WORTH IT!! I am a hospice nurse, all of us eventually have our time to pass on, nothing is sadder to me than when we pass before GOD was ready to take us to our eternal home. LIVE WELL AND SEEK HAPPINESS FROM WITHIN!!

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