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Depression: What to do

 

Depression is very treatable. If depressive feelings last only a brief time, follow these simple steps:

  • Limit your use of alcohol
  • Avoid sleep agents or use them no longer than two weeks
  • Get regular nutrition and exercise
  • Stay in contact with others even though you feel like hiding
  • Talk with others about what worries you
  • Set a time limit as to when you expect to get better and seek help quickly if you fail to improve. Remember, part of depression is feeling hopeless. It may be hard to believe that anything can help, even treatment, though it is usually very effective.

If your depression is longer lasting or causing distress, do seek help. Seek an immediate evaluation if you are thinking about suicide or have a health condition such as substance use, heart disease or other illness.

 

Read more about the various types of therapy for anxiety and depression.

 

 

 

 

   
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