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  • Natural techniques for depression
    By Health Blog on April 20, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    Some people absolutely refuse to take prescriptions medications unless it’s a matter of life and death. Instead, they prefer to try a natural cure for depression. There are many natural treatments that people have tried in an attempt to deal with depression. Whether they work has not been scientifically documented in some cases, while others are known to be beneficial. A natural cure for depression is one that doesn’t rely on prescription medications as a solution. Instead, you may decide to try an herb or supplement or make dietary changes. Other natural cures involve learning relaxation techniques or massages to relieve stress. Whatever natural cure for depression you decide to use, it’s still important to keep your doctor informed. Depression is a serious illness and nothing to take lightly. Your doctor can help you monitor your progress while using natural treatment alternatives.

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    natural treatment using herbs

    You have a choice for a natural cure for depression. Actually, most people use more than one method. One of the commonly used treatments is herbs and supplements. St. John’s wort is considered to work as a natural antidepressant in cases of mild depression. It’s an ancient perennial that’s been used for centuries in alternative medicine treatments. One thing to always keep in mind is that herbs can interact with prescription medicines. That’s a good reason why you should always make sure your doctor knows what you are taking as supplements.

    Another natural cure for depression people try is taking vitamins and minerals. One of the symptoms of depression is a radical change in weight. When you aren’t getting proper nutrition, the problem only worsens. Also depression affects concentration and some vitamins and minerals are considered to be mental aids. These include vitamin B and folic acid.

    Yet another natural cure for depression is changing dietary habits. Turkey, for example, has an amino acid which assists the production of serotonin. Other foods include milk and potatoes. You can also eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids such as soybeans and fish. All of these foods can aid with the brain’s chemical production, insure you are getting proper nutrition and hopefully decrease depression.

    There are lots of other natural treatments for depression that people have tired including nerve stimulation. But one of the most popular is learning relaxation techniques which also may include massages. One of the causes of depression is an overload of stress. Relaxation methods teach you how to take control of anxious thoughts and turn them around. People who are anxious and depressed often make their situation worse just because they don’t know how to calm themselves. There’s no proof this is true, but it certainly cannot hurt.

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  • Causes of Anxiety Depression
    By Health Blog on April 5, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    So many people put an extra strain on themselves by getting into tasks that they take upon themselves, and this naturally leads to stress. It is not only a strain on the body but it affects the mind as well – in severe cases it could lead to a nervous breakdown. Again, there are others who are hyper active and feel the need to get things done on time and this takes a toll on their health, both mentally and physically. For such people, there is help that they can seek and they can avail of this treatment for anxiety depression.

    People who are stressed out because of undertaking a whole bunch of activities which they find difficult to cope with display certain nervousness and behavior that is erratic – they indulge in mood swings as pressure builds up. They need to relax more frequently and face things in a composed manner in order to retain their sanity.

    In order to treat yourself, you need to make a self analysis of your thoughts and behavior, so that you can consult with a therapist and get yourself the right cure.

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    Different Types of Depression

    There are various types of depression – Manic and Cyclothemia are similar because the person has mood swings – they can experience highs and lows frequently. Dysthimia is not as severe, but needs to be treated as soon as possible. Then there is postpartum depression which involves extreme stress during childbirth and the fear of taking care of a new baby – this also needs to be taken care of at once. There is a depression that occurs during the change of seasons, particularly in winter – moods change and become melancholy and feelings of irritation and anger are known to haunt a person.

    The most common type of depression is Anxiety Depression. While it is normal to worry about every day things, to be continually worrying over anything that happens needs to be dealt with by visiting a therapist.

    GAD is known as a Generalized Anxiety Disorder where a person displays a greater sense of paranoia and is greatly stressed out for no known cause – there are also symptoms that occur like sleeplessness, inability to concentrate and focus, inertia, but the good news is that there is treatment available and when you recognize these symptoms, you should visit a therapist who will diagnose your symptoms and treat it accordingly. Medication may be prescribed, which will help to calm your nerves, so with the right therapist and medication you will be on the road to recovery.

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  • Maniac depression
    By Health Blog on April 5, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    Symptoms of Manic Depression

    An extremely common and unfortunately the worst type of depression is the manic form. A person suffers from repeated mood swings and has frequent highs and lows. Behavior takes on an erratic form, and moods can change from happy to sad within seconds. Some people think that Pre menstrual syndrome could be the cause or even stress, but this is not so.

    A person can get annoyed over the slightest incident and sometimes it could be something quite unimportant like the flavor of ice cream. Anger and irritability ensue leading to an unpleasant display of words. All this can be a symptom of manic depression. Unfortunately, it could last for a week, and is not limited to just one day.

    When a person is experiencing a low feeling, it could be equated with real depression. There are so many negative feelings that go through a person’s mind like the inability to enjoy life and people, feelings of hopelessness and guilt, feelings that no one cares for them, panic attacks and acute negativism. Therapists feel that if this persists for over a week, a person can be labeled as manic depressive.

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    Treatment for Manic Depression

    Manic depression is very common and can be severe, but the good news is that it can be treated. It is not necessary to worry about it, but see that the person is in touch with the therapist who can guide him with correct treatment and medication in the right amount. Regular visits are a must, so the person can interact and discuss all his feelings which he may not be able to do with family and friends.

    It is possible to get good relief through natural forms of treatment, and this can be looked into as possible help for the individual, but for permanent relief, it is best to consult a cognitive behavior therapist who has the experience in dealing with manic depression and all problems related to the mind. He will be able to diagnose your condition and go deeply into your past and present behavior and find the necessary link to your actions and behavior. He is better equipped to deal with the situation, and will prescribe the necessary medication if he feels you need it – regular visits to him will give you a confidence boost and enable you to open up. With his experience in dealing with cases like yours, he will be able to give you the pros and cons of the treatment and advise you on what treatment is best for you. You need to remember that each individual is different, and what may be suitable for someone else may not be suitable for you. So, all you need to do is seek the best therapist in the field and get the help you need.

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  • Get out of depression now
    By Health Blog on July 5, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    We usually get depressed very much when we don’t get or achieve what we want and we don’t want to anything, try out again the same opportunity and think that we are useless. We get very sad feeling of this kind when we fail in our exams or rejected by a person or company or by lover. This first affects our self-esteem, health and makes our life very disparaging. Getting immediately out of depression is difficult but I follow some tips whenever I get depressed very much.
    I usually take a break by listening to music or watching a movie or series or any amusement park which reduces my grief and soothes my depression. I usually don’t do any other work on that day and I try to divert my concentration on other things. I try to go to massage center to get massaged to get the relief.
    After that I take a review of my defects and what are the qualities that I am lacking and I think of the for those faults. I will list out the remedies and try to follow them daily along with my work strictly.
    I will go to one of my best friend and get the moral support from my friend and get involved in talking with him my past golden moments. I feel very comfortable to share even my faults so I talk with them very freely and I also get some suggestions from them. I sometimes had group support from my friends and felt very confident then. My family never scolds me whenever I lost but they asked me to know my faults and try to get out of them. They give me a hug that gives me half of my confidence back and I feel very comfortable to get the support from them.
    Finally, I never live or go into a dark room or closed area when I am depressed. If I go into that kind of places I get depressed very much and I feel very bad, so I usually go to an open area like a hillside which makes me cool and relieves me. Generally I will prefer to go to a temple and prays to the god to forgive my faults and give me a new life and successful life.

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