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How do I treat my depression without meds?

Anonymous
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Recently, I have been feeling incredibley depressed. I have a high amount of stress in my life and have been having a hard time keeping a handle on things lately. I notice myself withdrawling socially, and spending more and more time at home.

I am a full time college student and am on summer break currently. I just found a full time job and will be starting on Tuesday. Right now, I am getting used to being a single parent and living with my 16 month old DS in our apartment. I find myself becoming really lonely and missing my SO. I have been feeling some rejection from him lately and am beginning to wonder what is wrong with me. 

I try so hard to do it all, and to be perfect. I always seem to fall flat and just do not feel good enough. I have tried talk therapy in the past, and have found it helpful. I have been diagnosed as having depression but am not currently on meds. I really do not like how I become while I am on them. Is there anything I can do to help to stabilize my moods without taking meds? Therapy is an option, but not for at least another few weeks until I get back onto my feet. Once I start making more money with that job it will be an option. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:25 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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Exercise. It's a great antidepressant
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Seriously? Something that simple?

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Exercise. It's a great antidepressant


method209
by Silver Member on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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Take vit D

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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I can't speak for everyone, but exercise has kept my depression at bay
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:28 PM

That's a good idea, thank you.

Quoting method209:

Take vit D


Koltie6
by on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Have your vitamin D levels checked. Low levels can lead to depression.
elitish
by on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:29 PM
30 minutes of anaerobic exercise a day has shown to work just as good as antidepressants. Also, Chinese herbs are a great thing to add on.


Quoting Anonymous:

Seriously? Something that simple?

Quoting Anonymous:

Exercise. It's a great antidepressant



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by Platinum Member on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:30 PM

definitely.

a good diet helps too. healthy habits in general do a lot to combat depression naturally.

Quoting Anonymous:

Seriously? Something that simple?

Quoting Anonymous:

Exercise. It's a great antidepressant



Osstie
by Gold Member on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Absolutely!

Quoting Anonymous:

Seriously? Something that simple?

Quoting Anonymous:

Exercise. It's a great antidepressant


ShadesofGrey
by Member on Jul. 6, 2013 at 11:30 PM
exercise Releases A Certain Hormone That Makes You Feel Happy And Less Stressed. I'mMobile And My Phone Won't type Out My Posts the Way I Want It To. Sorry For The Incorrect Capitalizations.
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