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  1. #1
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    Anti-Depression Tips

    1. First, see a counselor. Don't be afraid or ashamed! A counselor will be able to tell you if you need more serious medical help. It's amazing how quickly talking about your depression with someone else (a professional counselor, not just a friend) can uncover things that afterwards might seem obvious but in the moment of darkness are impossible to see.
    2. Let the sun warm your skin. A few years ago, vitamin D supplements were being touted as super-pills that could protect you from depression and other ailments. Well, it turns out that's not really true. The truth is that people who spend time outside and eat plenty of fatty fish, such as wild salmon, have higher vitamin D levels and less depression. Is it the vitamin D or the lifestyle? I say, skip the pills and go outside and get your sun on!
    3. Read a book. I recommend "The Mind-Body Mood Solution," by Dr. Jeffrey Rossman, because he has helped me many times with my depressive bouts. As the behavioral health specialist at Canyon Ranch, he has taught me how to get to the real issue quickly and change my perspective on my problems. It really works!
    4. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine, says Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA. Depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track.
    5. Set goals. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small," says Cook. "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day." As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals.
    6. Exercise. Exercise temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people with depression. Regular physical activity seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways.
    7. Eat healthy. There is no magic diet that fixes depression, but watching what you eat is a good idea. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better.
    8. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep, and not getting enough sleep can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves.
    9. Fall in love. With yourself, first! Treat yourself as you would a precious lover whom you adore, flaws and all. Pamper yourself with baths, naps, flowers, massages. Write love letters to yourself. Tell the voice in your head that says you are not good enough or pretty enough or smart enough to shut up and hit the road, Jack.
    10. Laugh. Studies have shown that laughter does really make you feel better. Watch some silly comedies!
    11. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain," says Cook. "Trying something new alters the levels of dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning."
    12. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression," says Cook. You have to keep trying anyway.

  2. #2
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    Depression is very serious matter in our life because In the depression period our mind's capacity is blunder. In the depression period human mind creates negative thoughts. Some tips to resolve your problem-

    1) Create your daily routine time table.

    2) Early morning going to gardens, running or walked.

    3) Half an hour normal exercise at home.

    4) Listening music, It is very effective to divert your mind.

    5) Spa and massage therapy is very effective to reduce stress and depression level.
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  3. #3
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    Depression is a negative mental and emotional experience and we can control it. Of course everyone is prone to depression but we should not be defeated and overruled by it. Here are some tips how I cope with my own depression:
    -Prayer and meditation
    -Exercise- it releases endorphins
    - Listening to Godly music ( it soothes your spirit and the body follows)
    - Eat banana, apple or papaya
    - Drink green tea
    - Talk to a friend or relative ( a confidante)

  4. #4
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    Depression is a serious killing disease I suppose which needs to controlled in time otherwise it may lead to serious mental imbalance.Thanks for your tips...

  5. #5
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    I like listing the positives in my life. Each day I remind myself of at least one positive thing that has either happened or that I did.

  6. #6
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    I thought it would be useful to put together a list of things you can do to help you overcome depression and improve the quality of your life. This is a list of the top 10 tips for leaving depression behind.

    1. Develop Interests
    2. Keep Positive
    3. Fix your Personal problems
    4. Create a Positive Social Life
    5. Stop Bad Behavior
    6. Be Realistic
    7. Make Changes
    8. Become active
    9. Fix your diet
    10. Control your thinking

  7. #7
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    Many people suffers from depression problem in their life. To avoid depression you must do regular exercise every. Get out of the house every day for a walk in the morning and evening. It's important to do that. Also, find some activity to get involved in, whether it's an art class or something else. Have a nice cup of coffee which is also very effective to reduce depression.

  8. #8
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    " What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression," says Cook. You have to keep trying anyway. "

    nice post. This really help. There are a lot of reasons to be happy

  9. #9
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    Spend time with people who care for you, make you feel loved and are cheerful in nature.
    Help others who are dealing with depression. Encourage them and this will work for you as well.
    get involved in activities that excite you and make you happy.
    Practice relaxation techniques and try meditation.
    In worst cases, a professional help is suggested.

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