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How to Treat Depression Without The Use of Drugs

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Many people who try antidepressants to relieve their depression find that the antidepressants just don’t work. Living with depression is painful and exhausting, stealing energy and motivation and making people more likely to have physical health disorders that those who do not suffer from depression.

Articles published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and in The New England Journal of Medicine concluded that antidepressants are no more effective than placebos for most depressed patients.

They may even be worse than placebos by the fact that a lot of people taking antidepressants have side effects, including sexual dysfunction, weight gain, fatigue, insomnia and loss of mental abilities.

Overcoming depression is an important step toward long-life health.

Try a few of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do to treat depression without the use of drugs.

1 – Eat healthy food to get rid of food allergens that result into inflammation what has already been connected with mood disorders and depression.

2 – take a supplement of at least 2,000 to 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 a day because its deficiency can lead to depression

3 –  take a supplement of 1,000 to 2,000 mg of purified fish oil a day, this kind of fat is needed by our brains

4 – Take B12 (1,000 micrograms), B6 (25 mg) and folic acid (800 mcg) vitamins that are needed for metabolizing homocysteine, important in depression.

5 – Exercise energetically for 30 minutes, at least five times a week, to augment levels of BDNF, a natural antidepressant in your brain.

6 – examine your thyroid because hypothyroidism is some times a cause of depression.

7 – Get checked for mercury toxicity, also correlated with depression

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