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Medicating Depression Naturally

If you are like me and prefer not to put any chemicals in your body in the form of drugs and medication, you need to find a natural alternative. But what if you suffer from depression that requires you to constantly take medication just so that you can function normally in life? Are there natural alternatives that can suffice as a replacement for prescribed anti-depressants?

Finding natural alternatives for any type of illness is harder than you may think but they are available. This is because people are under the impression that these natural alternatives just don't work. The problem is that they take time to work and often don't give instant relief to symptoms as their chemical counterparts do.

We live in a society where instant gratification is key and we will take anything prescribed by a doctor without taking into consideration the side effects or the long term damage the drugs can do to our bodies.

The most well known natural treatment for depression is St. Johns Wort.…

Main Depression Types And Their Symptoms

Main Depression Types And Their Symptoms

There are persons who use to say they are depressed without actually realizing what it really means. Being sad or disappointed by some unpleasant situation in your life, doesn't mean you are depressed. Depression is a severe mental illness and it should be diagnosed and treated by a doctor.

If you are concerned with your symptoms and you'd like to know whether or not they are alarm signals that should make you go see a specialist, this article may be for you.

First of all, you should know there are several types of depression. Major or clinical depression is one of the most severe ones. If you experience a loss of interest in any of your former normal activities, if you aren't interested in your relationships anymore or if you have a constant sense of hopelessness, you might suffer from major depression. Secondary symptoms which may or may not occur in all sufferers include insomnia, lack of appetite, impaired concentration, thought…

Identifying and Treating Depression

The brain is the most powerful organ in a human body, yet depression (like many other forms of mental illness) is still a largely stigmatized disorder. Unfortunately, it also happens to be a widespread problem, as an estimated 19 million adults in the United States alone live with it. Symptoms typically manifest in patients between the ages of 20 and 30, and the disorder is often diagnosed through patients self-reporting of symptoms such as changes in self-esteem, appetite, sleep patterns, or enjoyment in everyday activities. Science has yet to fully understand what causes depression, but it is thought to be a mixture of hereditary, sociological, and psychological triggers.

The most common scientific explanation for depression is an imbalance in the levels of serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain, all of which are chemicals that are naturally present to regulate brain function. When these chemicals become imbalanced, there may be a high level of one and a low level of a…