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Natural Ways to Fight Depression

Natural Depression Defense

Natural Depression Defense

Depression is a serious disorder that calls for serious treatment — often a combination of medication and talk therapy. If you're experiencing symptoms of moderate to severe depression, contact your doctor to devise a treatment plan that works for you. But for mild depression, there are steps you can take (along with a doctor-prescribed plan) to help lift the cloud. Here are 8 natural ways to beat the blues.

By Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie. Published February 21, 2012. Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie is a health and fitness writer in Syracuse, NY and author of the newly-released book Tone Every Inch (Rodale, 2012).
Reviewed by Joe Sclafani, MD on April 13, 2015.