Natural Treatment for Depression - Is There An Alternative?Written by John Maxford
Many people who are suffering from mild to moderate depression, are choosing to either forego drugs entirely, or to supplement minimum dosage their doctor will prescribe, with natural treatment for depression.
This can include a number of lifestyle alterations, and even herbal treatment for depression. The choices are entirely up to patient, who as always, should consult with their physician before undertaking any regimen on their own.
One of first things that Naturopaths will look at for a client suffering from depression, is dietary deficiencies. They may ask you to have blood tests that will measure levels of such things as B complex vitamins in your system. These have been identified as some of vitamins that figure largely in natural treatment for depression.
Of course, a balanced, healthy diet is of prime importance. Next, comes vitamin supplements, with an emphasis on those your body is lacking.
Add to those things, a good exercise program consisting of at least three "aerobic", or concentrated sessions of exercise a week. This can not only reduce stress, but burn off adrenalin that comes with anxiety. Exercise produces natural endorphins as well.
Get Rid Of Depression Once And For AllWritten by John Maxford
Depression is something that will occur in many people's lives, for various reasons. But "normal" occurrence of a plunge in mood due to stressful events in your life, usually doesn't last very long, before a person's natural resilience responds to environment of friends and family.
Treatment for depression and anxiety may be needed if you experience persistent, multiple symptoms for more than two weeks. These may include a combination of half or more of following:
* Sleeplessness, insomnia * Ongoing negative moods for no reason * Lack of energy or ambition * Feeling helpless or worthless * Believing nobody cares * Hyper states like edginess or nervousness * Inability to make decisions or concentrate on things * Physical aches and pains that don't go away * Suicidal thoughts
Depending on condition of a depressed person, they may require admission to a depression treatment center, where they can be monitored while receiving psychological counseling and medication therapy.
Depression is an emotional disorder, and nothing to be ashamed of. But often, people who are depressed are suffering from negative thoughts about themselves, and illness can feed on that.