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Natural Remedies for Depression


What is Depression?


Depression Symptoms and Causes


Depression has a number of manifestations. These tend to be related to age and life events (except bipolar disorder which can affect people of any age and circumstance) and include:-


Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. It sufferers have periods of the deepest severe depression alternating with quite the opposite overwhelming symptoms of feelings of all powerfulness, tirelessness and invincibility. It needs very prompt medical treatment in its severe phases


Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression (postnatal depression) affects women who have just given birth and is due to the rapidly changing hormonal levels. It too needs prompt medical intervention as it can be severe, life threatening and of very rapid onset.


Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder is also known by its appropriate acronym SAD. This is thought to be due to lack of sunlight in people who live in areas with low winter sunshine. Sunlamps used for a couple of hours a day throughout the winter are often helpful (works with me!. ed)


Depression Symptoms

All these types of Depression have many symptoms that fall under four headings. Those to do with mood; those to do with thought or those to do with motivation and physical symptoms.

Those to do with mood include:-

  • sadness deepening to gloom, the loss of ability to enjoy normal activities leading to withdrawal from emotional involvement with others and an increased tendency to cry.

Those to do with thought include:-

  • feelings of inadequacy, devaluing of their efforts, difficulty in making decisions and feeling that they are always wrong.

Those to do with motivation include:-

  • apathy and withdrawal from activity.

Finally at a physical level, depressed people:-

  • feel run down, are almost always tired and suffer from almost any physical symptom

is usually disturbed, typically causing the sufferer to wake in the early hours and not be able to get back to sleep again, or to sleep fitfully, waking tired and unrefreshed.

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What Helps Depression?

How Positive Thinking Reverses Depression

Depression can turn those that you love into someone you do not know any more. The person you love is still in there, but they are not likely to show you the fun and happy side of them that you may be use to. Coping with depression is hard for the person with the condition, but it can also be very stressful for those that love that person.

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Depression Treatment

Medication

Drugs used in depression include tricyclic antidepressants, such as Amitryptiline and Dothiepin; the more modern selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors such as fluoxetine (prozac), sertraline (lustral) and citalopram (cipramil); noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressants such as mirtazapine (zispin) and Norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors such as bupropion (zyban). All these have side effects and problems and are not suitable for many people. Depression is an area of disease where greater benefits should be obtained by combining drug therapy with talking or other complementary therapy, the drug being used to break the vicious downward circle to enable the healing of the complementary therapy to work and make both redundant.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) responds in many people to the use of sunlamps.

 

Home Remedies and Relevant Articles from our Contributors

Home remedies are anything from "homework", food or nutritional supplements, exercises, reading, our featured articles and so on. Natural Remedies from Shared Care offers:-

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Sunlamp for SAD (works for me! (ed))
A book with information and the solutions to help you with depression
Unique self help coaching program - a natural cure for depression
information resource for depression
Great community for mutual support of people with various mental illnesses and life problems
 

Natural Cures for Depression

We explain what we mean by natural cures, natural remedies, home remedies.

These help Depression:-


Please also check out Approaches Individual to the Practitioner for other therapies and treatments.

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Who Can Help Depression?


Who has a Special Interest in Depression?

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Mrs. Rachel Auton Brisbane,  Queensland,   Australia
Mr. Tony Boscarello Perth,  Western Australia,   Australia
Ms. Terri Bowman Perth,  Western Australia,   Australia
Dr. Marjorie Copithorn Calgary,  Alberta,   Canada
Mrs. BJ Herzog Edmonton,  Alberta,   Canada
Mr. Martin Schwartz Calgary,  Alberta,   Canada
Mrs. Cindy Fisher Parksville,  British Columbia,   Canada
Ms. Alison L. Longley Burnaby,  British Columbia,   Canada
Virgil Paun Vancouver,  British Columbia,   Canada
Mrs. Susan Peacock-Hacking Ottawa,  Ontario,   Canada
Mrs. Susan Peacock-Hacking Sheenboro,  Quebec,   Canada
Ms. Liz Vincent BRISTOL,  Avon,   Great Britain
Mr. James Angove CARDIFF,  Cardiff,   Great Britain
Mr. Phil Hoffer CARDIFF,  Cardiff,   Great Britain
Mr. Ian Paul Sharp ABERYSTWYTH,  Ceredigion,   Great Britain
Mr. John Clark PETERLEE,  County Durham,   Great Britain
Mrs. Elisabeth M. Flynn EXMOUTH,  Devon,   Great Britain
Ms. Linda Belcher HOVE,  East Sussex,   Great Britain
Ms. Ildiko Davis BRIGHTON,  East Sussex,   Great Britain
Mrs. Susan Trotter FAIRFORD,  Gloucestershire,   Great Britain
Ms. Judy Byrne LONDON SE6,  London,   Great Britain
Ms. Trisha Mulholland LONDON N7,  London,   Great Britain
Ms. Liz Vincent LONDON W1,  London,   Great Britain
Miss. Karen Hastings EDINBURGH,  Midlothian,   Great Britain
Professor Stuart Morgan-Ayrs EDINBURGH,  Midlothian,   Great Britain
Mrs. Marga Oosterhoff Richmond,  Nelson,   New Zealand
Ms. Rehana Webster Whitianga,  Waikato,   New Zealand
Mr. Charles Craft Porirua,  Wellington,   New Zealand
Mr. Christophe Horvath Lilongwe,  Malawi,   Other Countries
Mr. Barry Brian Estepona/Marbella/Malaga/Spain,  Spain,   Other Countries
Mr. Jef Gazley Scottsdale,  Arizona,   United States of America
Mr. Eric Bellman Westlake Village,  California,   United States of America
Cindy Cabalo Redondo Beach,  California,   United States of America
Kay Goldstein San Francisco,  California,   United States of America
Mrs. Dianna Good Tracy,  California,   United States of America
Miss. Trish Lay Los Angeles,  California,   United States of America
Ms. Lisa J. Lehr Grass Valley,  California,   United States of America
Ms. Margaret Olmsted Santa Monica,  California,   United States of America
Dr. Margaret Paul Los Angeles,  California,   United States of America
Ms. Ana Poirier Monterey,  California,   United States of America
Mr. Benjamin Schwarcz Santa Rosa,  California,   United States of America
Ms. Cheryl Till Antioch,  California,   United States of America
Mr. Marcus Rhoden Lakewood,  Colorado,   United States of America
Ms. Averi Schaubman Denver,  Colorado,   United States of America
Ms. Debby Shapiro Lakewood,  Colorado,   United States of America
Ms. Ellen Kratka Woodbury,  Connecticut,   United States of America
Ms. C. Zinnia Maravell Washington,  District of Columbia,   United States of America
Ms. Margaret Andem Marianna,  Florida,   United States of America
Ms. Mary Bardis Dania Beach,  Florida,   United States of America
Mr. Danny Jackson Orlando,  Florida,   United States of America
Yolanda Asher Stone Mountain,  Georgia,   United States of America
Ms. Pamela Bellamy Roswell,  Georgia,   United States of America
Mrs. Alexandra Rose Marietta,  Georgia,   United States of America
Rev Tim Dodd Chicago,  Illinois,   United States of America
Mrs. Patricia Stubbs Denham Springs,  Louisiana,   United States of America
Professor Keith Hall Olney,  Maryland,   United States of America
Ms. Jennifer Stukey Columbia,  Maryland,   United States of America
Mrs. Janine L. Agoglia Natick,  Massachusetts,   United States of America
Mr. James McCormick Cambridge,  Massachusetts,   United States of America
Ms. Elizabeth Nirbhebe V Davies Minneapolis,  Minnesota,   United States of America
Ms. Pamela Lipe North St. Paul,  Minnesota,   United States of America
Mr. Aaron Means Minneapolis,  Minnesota,   United States of America
Mr. Bryan Watrous Missoula,  Montana,   United States of America
Dr. Sophia Malaika/Trezza Albuquerque,  New Mexico,   United States of America
Mr. Suryanarayana Chennapragada East Greenbush,  New York,   United States of America
Ms. MJ Sawyer New York ,  New York,   United States of America
Mrs. Karen Sikorski Elbridge,  New York,   United States of America
Dr. Robert Kienitz Wilmington,  North Carolina,   United States of America
Dr. Tamara Strickland Columbus,  Ohio,   United States of America
Mrs. Rosie Coelho Austin,  Texas,   United States of America
Karen Israel Dallas,  Texas,   United States of America
Mrs. Nancy Nicholas South Jordan,  Utah,   United States of America
Dr. Karen Kingsley Ashburn,  Virginia,   United States of America
Dr. Karen Kingsley Sterling,  Virginia,   United States of America
Ms. JL C web based,  Washington,   United States of America
Mr. Jack Elias Seattle,  Washington,   United States of America
Ms. Inger Johnson Seattle,  Washington,   United States of America
Mr. Reverend Tony Roebuck Renton,  Washington,   United States of America
Aila Accad LifeQuest International LLC,  West Virginia,   United States of America
Bobbie Baker Dyckesville,  Wisconsin,   United States of America

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Depression Support Groups

The home country of the group is listed. Most will provide more information, advice, contacts and help wherever you live:-

Australia National
Australia National
Australia Victoria
Canada National
Canada British Columbia
Canada Ontario
Great Britain National
Great Britain London
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Great Britain Wales
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Great Britain Scotland
Ireland National
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New Zealand National
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United States of America National
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Please email editor(at)shared-care.com with the name and URL of your suggestions for additional groups.

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