Let's begin with the standard. You go to a psychiatrist, stammer that you're depressed, and the doctor chucks an SSRI at your face.
Lavender perhaps has the most evidence for its efficacy, as an essential oil for depression. Studies show that it may reduce stress and anxiety, improving mood. This is perhaps done through the releasing of oxytocin, as demonstrated in this study.
Depression affects millions of people every year and countless people throughout history. It has also taken the lives of constant people, beloved artists, friends, loved ones and more. We are in desperate need of a cure. Is a cure possible? We are at least desperate for more and more effective treatments. Anti-depressants are only found to be about 50%-70% effective. While this is a tremendous advance from just fifty years ago and more, we can't stop there.
Here we'll be discussing some supplements for depression, supplements that have the potential to alleviate some depressive symptoms, to an extent, when it comes to overcoming depression. Remember, this is not about how to cure depression. It's more about managing it.
Depression Screening: 1. Do you experience feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness, nearly every day, for most of the day?
What to do if you're depressed: most of the methods discussed here, you've probably heard countless times. There isn't likely to be anything ground-breaking here. I'll start what I feel is the most common given advice. Focus on your breathing.
Recognize that depression is an illness. Just like a cold or flu, a person cannot simply choose to “get over” depression. Also like other illnesses, depression can affect anyone. A person can develop depression even if they seem to have a good life, with little to be upset about.
Cognitive distortions are irrational thoughts that have the power to influence how you feel. Everyone has some cognitive distortions—they’re a normal part of being human. However, when cognitive distortions are too plentiful or extreme, they can be harmful.
Symptoms of a depressive episode: depressed mood, sleep difficulties, fatigue nearly every day, loss of interest or pleasure, significant weight change, feelings of worthlessness, diminished concentration, and recurring thoughts of death.
Depression is an emotion, perhaps? Or is it a combination of issues, known as a mental illness? Can it be both? Let's look at a few definitions.