how do you cure depression without prescription medications?

China
June 30, 2008 4:39am CST
i think i have slight depression.sometimes i can overcome it with studying.i find it can enrich my life.then i have no time to think too much.and i feel happy in the process. sometimes i do a lot of exercise.i find,for me,that long distance jogging followed by belly dance is the best way to beat depression.
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@wrioter (43)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
Whenever Im depressed, I find it so hard to tell my friends about it. Although I know it helps if you have someone to speak with. But I dont want to be a pain in the head. So I always keep it to myself. Normally, I stay in my room and pretend to be sick. My mom, always gets worried so I have another style. I eat chocolates. If you happen to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the Johnny Depp version) Willie Wonka said eating chocolates makes you feel loved. And I must insist, it works for me. A good book is always an option. And lastly, crying.
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• China
30 Jun 08
I love the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!I think the film is great!^_^
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@Fishy0109 (140)
• China
30 Jun 08
When I feel depressed,I would go to the seaside alone.I would sit on the beach and look at the sea,doing nothing.I would also talk with my friends.Or I would write it down on my diary.I think it's a good way to release depression.
30 Jun 08
You have to find what works for you. I have been on anti depressants for 3 years and now having been off them for 4 months feel pretty good. My problem is made worse when I cannot get outside. I need to be able to walk amongst greenery, trees, the garden anything also I find sunshine helps.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
30 Jun 08
One way is to keep youself busy. Else you can ty deep breathing exercises. If you have thime try learning yoga.
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@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
11 Jul 08
I think religious feelings play imp role in getting rid of depressions without any medications.We,Muslims,are required to pray five times a day.This gives lot of spiritual satisfaction and divine contentment.We should spend some free time in supplicating and remembering one God Almighty......It is the best cure for it.Please try it.........
@padma84 (98)
2 Jul 08
I listen to music, talk to small children, cook and many times go out to walk....
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
you are heading the right track. slowly, keep away from things or people that makes you sad. these are the biggest factor, for me, that causes depression. having fun like what you feel in belly dancing is the best cure against belly dancing.
• Canada
1 Jul 08
A lot of my depression was caused by lack of sunlight. I find that getting outdoors, and out of my basement apartment is a good natural cure for depression. I make an excuse to get out and go somewhere every sigle day.