In times of despair, being depressed can make you feel helpless. But along with therapy, there's a lot of interventions you can do on your own to fight depression. Change your behavior, your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking – are some depression treatments.
by Dr. K.J. McLaughlin
Depression is a very common health issue which affects millions of people worldwide. As a matter of fact, depression is the second most common cause of disability on a global scale accounting for lost time, decreased quality of life, and high treatment costs.
Many people see their health care providers because they are experiencing symptoms of depression and need treatment. The vast majority of people will receive an anti-depressant or another prescription drug to treat their depression. Did you know that there are other alternatives to the management of depression?
Recently, some new research has given millions of patients hope in the management of this crippling mental illness. A recent study which analyzed 25 major studies involving participants from the ages of 11-100 years old indicated that even modest amounts of physical activity (less than two and a half hours of walking per week) was …