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.
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
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.
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?