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I suffer from major depression. Anti depressants make them

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I suffer from major depression. Anti depressants make them unacceptable. I have used natural medications with some success, but I have no real knowledge of dosage. Can you help me?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Heidi LPC replied 4 years ago.

Heidi LPC :

Hi there!! Hoping to be of some assistance to you this evening; have you spoken with the person who you purchased these specific items from? Wondering if you have spoken with someone in a natural foods/health type store for any suggestions on dosage?


 

Heidi LPC :

5HTP is one natural supplement that is intended to help with sleep problems, depression, anxiety, etc.... and has had some success. Dosage depends on weight, basically...


 

Heidi LPC :

Otherwise, I am wondering if you have ever had any success with any relaxation exercises--- I am attaching two separate links of great information: http://helpguide.org/mental/stress_relief_meditation_yoga_relaxation.htm and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dk2157JYfA&feature=related


 

Heidi LPC :

Also, exercise is the best natural anti-depressant available; it releases endorphins, dopamine and serotonin into the bloodstream, all natural calming, feel good chemicals available to us naturally. So, remember to exercise as often as you can!


 

Heidi LPC :

I will await any further questions or information; otherwise I hope you find the information somewhat helpful in the meantime!


 

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