1 of 10 No-Cost Strategies to Fight Depression

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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Don't blame yourself

This is the simplest, cheapest, and most important thing you can do to beat depression. The stigma of depression, plus feelings of guilt and inadequacy, can get in the way of recovery. Managing the symptoms of depression requires a practical, proactive approach—and patience.

“You need to be able to own the reality that depression is a physical illness like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer,” says Richard Raskin, PhD, a clinical psychologist in New York City and Litchfield, Conn. “You can’t get over it by ‘trying harder’ or adjusting your attitude. It requires acceptance that you have a physical illness that requires attention, and that it makes no sense to blame yourself for it.”

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by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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lizzig
by Ruby Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 5:04 PM

 good advice, sometimes hard to do but non-the-less it's good advice

lyrick24
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:58 PM

 i suffer from depression but i dont blame myself at all.

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Jun. 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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angieluvsolivia
by Angie on Jun. 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Good advice, for me though, medication is the biggest help.  I'm bipolar though.

SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Jun. 17, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Yeah, I think this is dead on... It's one of those "easier said than done" things, but it's all part of changing unhealthy thought patterns to get there.

Quoting lizzig:

 good advice, sometimes hard to do but non-the-less it's good advice



mereinhart28
by Michelle on Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:12 AM

good advice

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