what is a natural remedy for depression?

im suffering with depression. i dont want to go to my gp and be put on to pills. im getting to the point where im slowly losing control. ive heard that st johns wart helps, but i have tried this and i dont feel any different.

i just want a natural remedy to help with depression.

please help – im starting to scare myself

5 comments

  • I am not a link. Leave me alone

    One of the most promising alternative treatments for depression is not a herb, hormone or vitamin.
    Relaxation can provide relief from depressive symptoms. It can also help you cope with some of the causes of depression, such as grief, anxiety, changing roles, and even physical pain. If you have depression and are considering using an alternative form of therapy, it is important to seek the advice of your health care provider. Talk to friends or anyone who will give you support. If you’re feeling really down, have them make a list of your best qualities. Other people who have gone through a similar experience are also good to talk with since they’ll have first hand experience of something that is difficult for some people to imagine.
    good luck.

  • matkaantytto

    go jogging and don’t isolate yourself

  • Raccoon

    i agree. seeing friends and having a laugh is a great remedy. don’t stay cooped up at home 🙂

  • Mad Mac

    Pills or teas will not cure depression because it is a natural emotion, one of 6-8 basic emotions you are born with. Look up "emotions" in a Yahoo! web search; wikipedia has a good summary. If depression becomes extreme and constant it is called "clinical depression" (which you can look up) and may need psychotherapy ( this cure is fraught with land mines as there are thousands of schools of psychology) to get out of it. Negative thinking causes depression and depression causes negative thinking in a cyclic self-reinforcing pit. Think positive! Try "techniques for positive thinking" in a Yahoo! web search or better get a copy of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s book, "The Power of Positive Thinking" from your public library or amazon.com, read it and apply the principles given. Good Luck!

  • Thessdian

    Depression is caused by chemical imbalances of serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and other important neurotranmitters in the brain which stabilize emotions. Psychologists state that depression is a unhealthy state which we ‘can’ work through in order to experience greater levels of happiness. Some who daily experience deep chronic depression may require both medication prescribed by a Psychiatrist along with ‘Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy {M.B.C.T.’) provided by a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapist and there are some who experience chronic-but not deeply chronic depression who work well with M.B.C.T. alone. Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD along with Psychologists Mark Williams, John Teasdale, and Zindel Segal have authored an ‘excellent’ self-help book called: "The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness". Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all, that you may experience greater levels of happiness. In ‘The Mindful Way through Depression’, it is explained why our usual attempts to "think" our way out of a bad mood or "just snap out of it" leads us deeper into the downward spiral of depression. Through very insightful lessons-drawn from both Mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy – Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD and Psychologists- Mark Williams, John Teasdale, and Zindel Segal demonstrate how to sidestep the negative habits that lead to unhappiness and despair, including self-blame and rumination so you can effectively face life’s challenges with much resilience.

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