Alternative and Traditional Therapies for Depression

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Alternative and Traditional Therapies for Depression

If you’ve been feeling a lack of interest in all the activities you used to love and you’ve started to experience more and more moments of deep sadness, you may be suffering from depression. You are not the only one who is suffering from this health condition.  Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide. It is one of the main mental health conditions that cause disabilities across the globe.  If you think there are chances that depression affects you, then no time to wait.  You need help to fight it.

There are numerous treatments you can try for depression, like therapies, oral medications, and even alternative treatments like medicinal marijuana.

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What are the traditional treatments for depression?

Every patient is treated differently, so if you are dealing with this condition a specialist will assess your state and will recommend treatment according to the severity of your case. You can successfully treat mild, moderate, and even severe depression, you only have to give it a try.

If you experience mild depression, you can fight it with the help of psychosocial treatments, like talk therapy. The specialist will probably recommend you no drugs because with the help of psychotherapy you will restore your health.

If you are suffering from moderate or severe depression, additional to your psychotherapy sessions, you will also need behavioral or interpersonal psychotherapy. If you are dealing with severe depression, your doctor may also recommend you to take antidepressants. Do not take any drug before visiting a doctor because it can have side effects.

What are the alternative treatments for depression?

A recent study focuses on the benefits the patients suffering from depression have if they use medical marijuana. It shows that it leads to a decrease in anxiety, sleep improvement, and mood stabilization. If chronic stress is the main cause of your mental health problem then you can use medical marijuana to fight depression. The studies focused on brain chemicals called endocannabinoids, they play an essential role in your behavior, motor control, cognition, and emotions. Scientists discovered that if you experience chronic stress it can suppress your brain’s production of endocannabinoids, and this can cause you depression. If you start using medical marijuana you can restore their normal levels and fight your depression symptoms.

There are times when depression can cause unexplained pain like headaches and back pain. Physical pain and depression can wear you down over time and it’s important to treat them. It’s advisable to use CBD oil to get the symptoms of pain under control. If you have both depression and pains, it’s vital to treat them effectively before they get worse.

Another alternative treatment is taking Omega-3 fatty acids that are found in fish like sardines, trout, or salmon. Studies show that persons who have low levels of chemicals found in fish oil supplements are at a high risk of suffering from depression. You can start taking Omega-3 fatty acids supplements and introduce fish into your diet.

According to a study made by the Alternative Medicine Review if you take saffron stigma it can help you treat the symptoms of mild or moderate depression.

Zinc is one of the main nutrients that influence your learning ability and behavior. If you are experiencing a low level of blood zinc, you are predisposed to suffer from depression. You should start taking zinc supplements to fight the condition. Zinc supplements can also boost the levels of available Omega-3 fatty acids in your body.

Stacey Chillemi

I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.

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