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Are there ways to overcome depression other than medicine? I

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Are there ways to overcome depression other than medicine? I want to find ways to overcome it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

*This website DOES NOT constitute treatment and only provides information and advice. For treatment (therapy and/or medications) you must go to a licensed professional in your area.

Hello and thank you for your question. You can overcome depressive symptoms through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as this is the most effective form of therapy to date to help treat depression. CBT has a premise that your symptoms are caused by negative thoughts, so if we change your thought process to be more positive and objective, then your symptoms will lessen as well. Here are a couple Free CBT websites if you want to take a look:

https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/cbtstep1.htm

In addition, the book "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy" by Burn is also very effective in teaching CBT techniques

http://islamiconlineuniversity.com/counseling/resources/David%20Burns%20-%20Feeling%20Good.pdf

Lastly, the use of St. Johns Wort and Omega-3 are good natural supplements that can significantly lessen depressive symptoms, so you can try these supplements instead of medications.

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