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  1. #1
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    Jan 2018

    Unhappy depression

    what is the best medication for the person who is suffering in depression most of the teenagers right are suffering this kind of situation.

  2. #2
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    Ontario Canada
    Hey nathalia. I use amitriptyline as well as citalopram I find they work amazing for me

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    10 Natural Depression Treatments

    Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You're not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior -- your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments.

    These tips can help you feel better -- starting right now.

    1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine, says Ian Cook, MD. He's a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA.

    Depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track.

    2.Set goals. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself.

    "Start very small," Cook says. "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day."
    As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals.

    3. Exercise. It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people with depression. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways.
    How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help.

    4. Eat healthy. There is no magic diet that fixes depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better.
    Although nothing is definitive, Cook says there's evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as salmon and tuna) and folic acid (such as spinach and avocado) could help ease depression.

    5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough shut-eye, and too little sleep can make depression worse.

    What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves.

    6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Don't. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can help you maintain a lifestyle that can help counter depression. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment.
    If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work.

    7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions.

    The next time you're feeling terrible about yourself, use logic as a natural depression treatment. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control.

    8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression," Cook says. Those include fish oil, folic acid, and SAMe. But more research needs to be done before we'll know for sure. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications.

    9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class.

    "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain," Cook says. "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning."

    10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression," Cook says. You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner.

    When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life. You have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2013
    Hey nathalia, I take a dose of reality with sunshine and walking. It's perfectly normal for teenagers to get depressed. It's not normal to takes drugs for growing pains ... but yea ... I guess these days it is. Best to go ask a 'professional' as what works for one person can in fact make another very sick.

    I'm sure if you want pills you wont have any trouble what so ever getting them off your local GP. Best to ask them.

    I have to say that Mrs Margo kind of nailed it on all fronts. Some I might word differently ... but still pretty much how I tackle my own depression when doing well. My medication experience actually made the above 10 point list rather hard to do. It was not until I came off meds that I was able to adopt a healthy lifestyle as Mrs Margo outlined. That said we are all different. Once again ... I highly recommend you seek professional advice outside the forum if you really want to go the way of drugs.
    Last edited by Ponder; 02-16-2018 at 04:19 AM.

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    I have to admit I am very impressed by Mrs. Margo, very good post, thanks
    ''“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”
    ― Rabindranath Tagore

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    Maine, United States
    The first medication I was put on for depression was Zoloft. Zoloft didn't work for me. But it helps many people with depression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahila View Post
    I have to admit I am very impressed by Mrs. Margo, very good post, thanks
    Not at all

  8. #8
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    Jun 2018
    Zoloft also helped my brother-in-law!



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