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What helps to overcome depression/
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It depends on the individual and the nature of the problem causing depression. Were you diagnosed by your doctor, and how long ago did your problem start?
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So, depression is well studied at this point and a very common disorder. There are degrees to it. There is situational depression that would happen after say a loss of a loved one or a job. People are very low in mood but it is because of something. And there is depression that happens for no reason. All is really treated the same other than waiting out situations to get better. There are basic things that anyone can do to help with depression.  Lifestyle things such as getting proper sleep, nutrition and exercising regularly.  Exercise is almost like medicine for some people!  Working on yourself in a positive and proactive way.  Making goals, small goals.  1 percent changes add up.  If depression is pervasive, it's important to reach out for help. Talk therapy is excellent. CBT works on how we think.  Things like addressing distorted thought, reframing things, etc.  DBT works on coping skills like breathing, grounding, etc.  And adding medication to these can really help some people as well. Most doctors start with SSRI's which are very effective for so many people.  https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/how-to-fight-depression  That link has 22 natural things to try. I liked this article as well.  https://www.webmd.com/depression/features/natural-treatments  

How long have you been depressed? Important to work with your doctor if you suffer clinical depression. We're here to talk!
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