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Monday, March 30, 2015

10 Ways to Treat Depression Without Antidepressants by Sarah Landrum

"You’ve probably been told that antidepressants correct the chemical imbalance in your brain. As it turns out, that’s not quite true. In fact, antidepressants might be doing you more harm than good.

Even if antidepressants do work, the fact remains that they’re insanely expensive. Considering how depression treatments can last a lifetime, it’s impractical to spend something like $21 to $1,000 a month just to keep the blues under control. Depression is already a burden enough by itself, without all the financial consequences that come with it.

It’s better to view antidepressants as a last resort, and try some – or all – of these alternative treatments first.

1. Practice Mindfulness
2. Laugh
3. Don’t Isolate Yourself
4. Cut Toxic People Out of Your Life
5. Consider Alternative Drugs
6. Eat the Right Foods
7. Consider Acupuncture
8. Get Up and About
9. Grow a Garden
10. Volunteer for a Cause You Believe in
Bonus: Don’t Stop Fighting

See entire article @ The Mind Unleashed