Anti-Depressants

@icequeen (2842)
Canada
December 14, 2006 1:32pm CST
Does anyone know any alternatives to anti-depressant medicaton...alternative or natural ..etc....
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@jcvelina (1256)
• Philippines
14 Dec 06
I got this usefulbit of info from ivillgae.co.uk... The usual natural alternative to anti-depressants is St John's Wort, but it can take several weeks to start helping. In the short term the anti-depressants will probably help no end, but current medical opinion is that you shouldn't really take them for longer than a few months. The most natural anti-depressant of all is laughter, and the more you can laugh the better you will feel about yourself and the situations around you. Scientifically, laughter releases all sorts of endorphins that contribute to feelings of well-being.
• United States
15 Dec 06
You are right about both the things you said. St.Johns Wort is a very good natural anti-depressant and like the old saying goes laughter is the best medicine.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
19 Dec 06
god provided us many natural medicines
@icequeen (2842)
• Canada
29 Dec 06
Thank you...
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
19 Dec 06
You need to get a natural herbal remedy book
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@icequeen (2842)
• Canada
29 Dec 06
Thank you...
• India
16 Dec 06
meditation is the best remedy for depression or any kind of mental disorder...try deep breathing like inhaling with stomach full and expanding like a baloon and inhaling with consciously pulling ur stomach in.. for 20 minutes or so.. just concentrate on this thats meditation/... u can mail me if u need more advice
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@icequeen (2842)
• Canada
29 Dec 06
Thank you...
@faelady (161)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
Reiki helps. As does meditation. But what I found was best was regular exercise. It ups your endorphins temporarily, but there are long term effects as well. You will feel better about yourself, not just physically, but it does psychologically change your brain for the better.
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@icequeen (2842)
• Canada
29 Dec 06
I do try and get regular exercise...
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
14 Dec 06
life style changes. I know it sounds unfashionable but i really feel depression is often a result of inadequate diet, too much work in too little time and a feeling of needing things that we cant afford, particularly after wittnessing conspiquouse consumption. I realy do feel that with attitude adjustment and lifestyle change depression becomes less of a problem, why else is there such a boom in it in the western world?
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@icequeen (2842)
• Canada
29 Dec 06
Thank you...
@pvleroux (607)
14 Dec 06
Yes, Christ is the best. He takes away all worries and deppresions, He did for me... Hope you come right
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@icequeen (2842)
• Canada
29 Dec 06
Yes...I agree.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
19 Jan 07
St. Johns wort is widely used in Europe, especially Germany (it is more commonly used there than are antidepressants). A person would definitely want to check with a dr. first, since it can react with other medications.