Natural Treatments for Depression

“A lot of people die at the age of 25 but didn’t get buried until the age of 80”

Depression is one of the deadliest condition that people can experience. It is not easy to detect and to cure. There’s no guarantee that the needed treatment will only last for a few months for it can take years before someone can really overcome depression.

One of the common way to treat depression is through counseling and anti- depressants prescriptions but not everyone can have access to these making it more difficult for them to manage their depression.

In this article, we will discuss about the natural treatments for depression if you will not be able to get access with the usual treatments.

Identify the root cause first

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The first thing that you need to know is the possible reasons why you feel depressed. Knowing the real reason or the root cause of what you’re feeling will point you to the right next step to address what you’re feeling.

Stay active

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Exercising or maintaining an active lifestyle makes our brain release endorphin or what we call feel- good hormones. It also lowers your serotonin levels; the hormone being released when a person is under stress. Moving around can also make your blood pumping and circulating normally which can make you feel good over- all.

Set mini- goals

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When you’re depressed, one of the things that can be affected is your everyday life. You lose the motivation to move or do anything. By setting mini- goals, it’ll be easier for you to feel good as these goals are easy to achieve and still give that sense of fulfillment making you happy and motivated.

Healthy food can help

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Consuming healthy food gives the right nutrition for our bodies which can help to alleviate depression. When you’re suffering from this condition, you tend to eat more than usual as this serve as your comfort zone. This is the reason why you have to monitor what or how much are you putting in your mouth. Omega- 3 fatty acids and folic acids from food are believed to help in treating depression.

Introduce yourself to new things

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Being able to experience new things will help you widen your horizons and eventually find your next motivation. You can go to new places, take different classes that interest you; the most important thing is to never let yourself skulk in one corner of your room day after day. It will only make you sadder and lose more motivation to go on.

I know all of these steps are easier said than done but the first step to fully recovering is to actually take that step. Little by little you’ll see yourself happier and have a fuller life. Depression is hard to keep at bay but sooner or later, we will be able to live without it and we can finally say to ourselves that we are more than just a mental condition. Sooner or later, we can finally say, ‘I’m okay.’