I think all of us get depressed in some time in our life. Just some are more severe for others. How do we deal with it?

CAUSES

12 Surprising Causes of Depression
http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20515167,00.html
In truth, there may not be a concrete reason for your depression. But here are some little-known causes to consider.

PREVENTIVE

The 5 Best Ways To Prevent Depression Naturally
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12914/the-5-best-ways-to-prevent-depression-naturally.html
Believe it or not, the best antidepressants on Earth don’t come from a pill bottle. From getting more sleep to taking up a hobby, making these simple changes in your life can help boost your mood and prevent depression.

TREATMENT

The Best Natural Treatments for Depression
By Chris Iliades, MD | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH
http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/treating/alternative-treatments.aspx
As a group, these forms of therapy for depression are called psychotherapy. Other types of natural treatments for depression that are frequently used include dietary supplements, exercise, meditation, and acupuncture.

-Seasonal Affective Disorder

  • Winter Can Cause Depression — Here’s How To Combat It newsy.com
    “…Winter doesn’t officially begin until Dec. 21.

    But with daylight saving time and the crazy weather we’ve seen lately, it sure feels like the old man has arrived. The shorter days and freezing temps can make it fairly easy to start feeling a little blue. (Video via NBC)

    That feeling is often referred to as the winter blues, but you should also be on the look out for more serious conditions like Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD….

    If you do catch a sunny day, go outside and soak up some rays. But there are options for the gloomy days too, including something called light therapy.

    Light therapy devices including boxes and visors mimic natural light and can help boost your mood. (Video via YumaLite)

    “I get up in the morning, I sit down at a table and use my light box while I read the morning paper. Twenty minutes in the morning is just enough to get me going each day. Light therapy really, really made a huge difference.” (Video via Discovery)

    Exercise is also a good tool. Just an hour of exercise outside can heat up the body and help boost your mood. That hour has about the same effects as two hours of light therapy. (Video via YouTube / Lisa Andrews)

    Also, don’t forget to take your vitamins. Multivitamins are good because they include needed nutrients and supplement the missed vitamin D.

    Other than a lack of sunlight, the temps can often keep us from wanting to go out and socialize. Being around loved ones can really help improve your mood. ..”

  • 9 Ways to Treat Seasonal Depression By Beth W. Orenstein | Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD everydayhealth.com
    7 / 10 Let the Sunshine In

    If you have seasonal depression or wintertime seasonal affective disorder, you’ll want to get outside as much as you can during the day and take advantage of what sunlight there is. If you live where it is cold, be sure to bundle up, but take a stroll around the block at noon or soon after when the sun is its brightest.

    Also, when you’re indoors, keep your blinds open to let as much natural light in as you can. …”

    Natural Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Treatment


    “Uploaded on Feb 11, 2009

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art… Find out what the Mercola.com founder, Dr. Joseph Mercola, recommends for naturally treating seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and why he uses full spectrum light bulbs.

    To know more about Full Spectrum Light Bulbs, visit http://products.mercola.com/light-bulbs/

    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product….”
    *reccomended this book -> Book Review: Sugar Blues, from youtube.com

    Medications?

    Apo-Citalopram medbroadcast.com
    “…
    diarrhea
    drowsiness
    dry mouth
    fatigue
    increased sweating
    ..”

    -Supplements

    Simple, Inexpensive Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder
    February 14, 2015 |articles.mercola.com
    Maintaining Mental Wellness During Winter Months

    Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder3 (SAD), as well as more chronic depression.4 For example, one double-blind randomized trial5 published in 2008 concluded that:

    “It appears to be a relation between serum levels of 25(OH)D and symptoms of depression. Supplementation with high doses of vitamin D seems to ameliorate these symptoms indicating a possible causal relationship.”

    Light can be shed on this connection when you consider that vitamin D receptors appear in a wide variety of brain tissue, and activated vitamin D receptors increase nerve growth in your brain. It’s therefore important for all-around brain function and mental health.

    Sara Hayden, a mental health therapist at TFP Therapeutic Services in Ontario, Canada, recommends the following vitamin D-boosting strategies to address the wintertime blues:6

    Vitamin D3 supplements (avoid vitamin D2, which is what most doctors still prescribe, as it might do more harm than good in the long term)
    Full-spectrum light bulbs and/or light box
    Get outdoors as much as possible whenever the sun is out
    ..”

    HEALING

    http://www.christianity.com/christian-life/discipleship/how-can-we-best-help-people-who-struggle-with-depression.html

    Miraculously Healed While Reading the Bible
    http://www.cbn.com/tv/2233983845001

    Depressed & Christian? Practical & Biblical Help…Here!

    Jesus heals a woman with depression, stress and a severe toothache! , from youtube.com
    “Jesus heals a woman with depression, strees and a severe toothache! THANK YOU JESUS! Her friend shut off the video camera but she received her healing too! God is eager and willing to heal you right now just speak it and believe it in the name of Jesus.”

    What’s the cause of your depression? Feel free to share your on-going journey or even how you defeated your “depression” down below…

    http://www.openbible.info/topics/self_confidence

    Any suggestions, comments, feedback, etc.. on any what was share or not shared above? Would love to hear your tips too on how “we” can all help each other on this health “challenge”…

    Good News Mind
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/556119821134734/

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