I went to the doctors on Tuesday and I have depression. He is referring me to a counsellor, I know it can seem lame the idea of going to talking about your feelings with a stranger. But I really think it is going to help me instead of telling friends, partner etc how I'm feeling. I also find it is helpful to write how I feel down, not everyday, I might to it once to four times a week, it depends on how my mood has changed. But even writing it down helps me, it makes me feel slightly less weighed down by everything. Going for a walk has also made me feel slightly better, because depression makes me feel achey all over I sometimes have to take a break but I know it is a lot better than keeping myself away indoors all the time.Try and set yourself little goals, it can be something so small like just cooking something, the more you do the more it will help to feeling better.
Of course. Depression has been around far longer than traditional talk therapy. There's medications. There's herbal supplements (not something I personally recommend as there's been no testing and a random study once found that because there's no regulation, different brands of pills all have different levels of supplements in them). There's exercise, dietary changes and getting a healthy amount of sleep, along with making lifestyle changes (setting goals and achieving them, living up to your responsibilities and learn ways to relax). All that will help. I don't know if it will fix the problem. Do your parents not want to take you to a therapist, or are you having a hard time requesting a therapist?
I don't think so I see a doctor and he prescribe me pills to take, he also tells me to get a journal and write in it everyday and then also depending why you are depressed then he gives me other writing things to do for homework. Also to get out of the house and take up some hobbies, see friends. It really depends why your depressed then they can better help you and tell you what to do or help in your case. It's def been helping me I'm glad i didn't put it off any longer and went.
You can try to do what stephanie suggested but that doesn't always help. Not that I think that talking isn't good. Talking is normally a great way to help you feel better but you also have to understand read depression (and not just feeling sad a lot) is a chemical unballance and it's really hard to get over it without the medication that the therapist gives you.
You can 1. figure out what is causing the depression, and change it. 2. Use a vitamin called Sam-E. It's sold at Wal-mart, and costs around 15.00 for a box. It's actually sold for joint pain, and the side effect is mood enhancement. The major thing though, is finding out what is causing the depression. If you don't find the cause, you can't find a cure.
Emotional guidance is also one of the best options. Having your loved ones take care of you and give you motivations could be a big help. You might also consider going to an insurance company to help you because there might be other health problems involved. You can visit http://funadvice.com/r/bjkou4o2itr for more info
It's not me it's my best guy friend. His parents are strict Catholics and they don't believe in things like therapist, doctors, and other things like that. When his older sister went to a clinic to the doctors to get vaccinations for STD's his parents were pissed.
Talking about it. I know that sounds really lame and cheesey, but in all honesty, it's a great way. Writing in a diary, doing things that make you happy, and spending time with people who make you feel good are all great ways as well.
Best of luck,
Or if you read the research, you see that therapy has similar success rates to antidepressants, and actually is more effective in the long run (patients who only take antidepressants are more likely to relapse). Not everyone needs medication.
Yeah meds, but they can mess you up. See a therapist for a while before deciding on whether or not to take meds, because for some people a therapist can really help.
Ummm u cud try and do it on ur own but I wudnt suggest it