Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Battling "The Blues" (Depression)

According to the Alternative Remedy Pro:

Studies have suggested that taking Saint-John's wort, SAM-e and omega-3 fatty acids under a doctor's supervision would help, particularly milder forms of depression. If your sadness starts to interfere with work or relationships, it may be more serious; antidepressants can be a good idea.

According to The Psychiatrist:

First, rule out medical causes such as a drug side effect. Drinking too much can cause depression, as can not being active enough. Exercise is a wonderful treatment that's more effective than some drugs. Negative thoughts can ruin your day, but identifying and correcting them have huge antidepressant qualities.

According to The Nutrition Expert:

The first line of action should be nutrition and light therapy. Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet may lead to a brain prone to depression. Research shows that eating more omega-3 can help treat the problem. It is suggested to get at least 30 minutes of sunlight a day, which could boost your body's production of the feel-good hormone serotonin.

According to The Life Coach:

You can quickly get preoccupied by sad thoughts. When you're brooding about something you may have other, similarly gloomy thoughts, and it's easy to follow them into depression. You may want to push your attention toward the positive. Distract yourself with something amusing or fun to change your mindset. This won't work for serious chemical depression; for that, you should seek professional help.