Depression - is it possible to fight WITHOUT drugs?

@Krupik (95)
Poland
August 14, 2009 5:20am CST
Hi, Did anybody of you try fighting with depression (clinical one - I don't mean sadness or general bad mood) without drugs? Is it possible? Or it is road to hell?
3 responses
• United States
14 Aug 09
Some people may tell you that you can. I personally needed the medication. Some people who take the medication may need it forever. I did not. After The medication brought my depression under controll I was able to stop taking it. ***WARNING*** do not stop taking antidepresants without instructions from your doctor. I found that a combination of the medication and reading my Bible helped more than anything else. Now that I am not on the meds I can tell if I have been slacking on my reading because I can feel the darkness of depression sneaking back in. I am a Christian and I belive that the medications are there to help us, but that the word of God does heal.
• United States
14 Aug 09
The thing is that you will know when you do not need them anymore, and even then you could be wrong. Talk to your doctor and talk to God, because it really is a chemical imbalance that needs to be fixed. And remember that babies do not happen when we want them to happen. You may want to get pregnant then but there is no garuntee that it will happen. Heal your brain then worry about children because going into a pregnancy with a mental issue means that you will still have it after the birth but post partum depression may be added to it.
@meapas (2435)
• India
15 Aug 09
By right counselling it can be got rid of. Your depression should not be a cause for others depression.
@dlr297 (5267)
• United States
14 Aug 09
for any medical problem that i have had i always search out a natural way to try to fix it, and it does work out better than taking prescription medications. I always read a newsletter by Dr. Mercola, he also has a clinic. He was a medical doctor that has turned to a more natural approach to medical problems. Here are some links to some of his articles about depression they might help. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/11/30/depression-part-nine.aspx http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/01/29/10-antidepressant-alternatives-proven-to-work.aspx http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2005/02/12/treating-depression.aspx You can also search the archives for other articles. he also has a lot of information about all kinds of other medical problems, and discusses alternative methods of helping them. he only sends out his newsletter about 3 or 4 times a month, so your e-mail will not get clogged with unwanted mail. It is interesting reading, and i have used his information for a number of things.