You stay in control of your own recovery with proven natural or alternative treatments for depression. There are no nasty side-effects from these treatments. To motivate you, do listen to at least the first few minutes of the interview on the video!
It may be that you feel your depression is in part due to relationship problems. By treating your depression naturally you are going to be much more capable of doing something about that too. You'll find plenty resources on my site to help you improve your relationship or marriage.
The great of advantage of using natural treatments for depression is that you make your own choices. That is SO important to look for alternative treatment for depression when you want to beat that horrible condition! I have a whole list on this page to help you cope with all the symptoms on the road to a permanent recovery.
Taking prescribed antidepressants often contributes to you feeling out of control. The drugs are causing whatever is happening to you, not your own efforts. Feeling powerless in the face of life-events may even have caused your poor mental state in the first place.
Unfortunately prescribed antidepressants are also more likely to increase your chances of suffering further episodes of depression. All the more reason to use natural treatments. with herbal remedies, supplements and all the activities in this article.
Your own body is very capable of producing the very best and safest of natural antidepressants. It only needs a bit of encouragement with some alternative treatments and kindness. It’s really important that you start taking care of yourself with the benefit of the best advice available. That’s why I’m here for you now.
When you use natural treatments to beat that depression you want to be able to track your progress and recovery. So, it's important to grade your recovery.
Consider how you are feeling between 0 and 10 before and after any activity, where 0 = suicidal and 10 = ‘deliriously’ happy. You can fill in the 'in-betweens'.
Then do these every day to keep moving forward step-by-step:
Remember that if you are feeling low, you may not necessarily be suffering from depression - you may just be having a lousy day. No natural depression treatments needed for that! Just make sure that your essential emotional needs are met. Check out my page on the Human Givens for further information.
None of the following activities require you to take any medication whatsoever and yet all contribute to you feeling better - much better - very quickly. They may not be the natural cures you are looking for, but a combination of natural remedies and some of the activities below will help to cure you.
I really want you to take action, because you're not going to get better hiding under the duvet or slouched on the couch aimlessly flicking through TV channels.
If by any chance your unfortunate to suffer from anxiety as well, then I recommend you have a look at Panic Miracle formula. It was developed by health researcher and natural health expert Chris Bayliss, who in the past suffered himself badly from anxiety.
Sleep and dreaming are absolutely vital for mental health. Advice on natural depression treatments should always include advice on how to improve sleep.
You can get better - all by yourself, by using natural depression treatments! Look at all the ideas offered here. There must be some that really appeal to you. Don't rely on one or two - decide on several. Keep an eye on your budget of course - I wouldn't want you to add to any money problems you might already have.
Bit by bit you can piece your life back together. The colour will return and you can feel better than ever! 'Trying' is only the start. You just have to believe it and go for it. You deserve to feel happy.
Consider also using self-hypnosis. It will calm, sooth, settle your emotions and lift your mood. It is one of the best alternative treatments for depression. Have a look at it yourself on my page FAQ About Hypnosis.
Watch/listen to find out why you really want to use natural treatments for depression rather than take the 'happy pills' your doctor might prescribe.
We're not done yet! Read on... Part 2: How to Deal with Depression
Depression Warning Signs
Fish Oil and Depression
Your Essential Emotional Needs
Natural Sleep Remedies
Problem Solving Strategies and Techniques
Dealing with Criticism
Adrenal Fatigue Treatment
How to Improve Your Self-Esteem
How to Keep a Journal
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