what natural medice can help my depression?
I'm 35 yrs old, never married. A big family, but anyway, I feel alone. I cry very often ALONE. I don't have any illusion, nothing that cheers me up.
I know I'm depressed, I feel I will be alone for the rest of my life... I have very bad days (like today), and good ones..
PLEASE DON'T ANSWER STUPID THINGS, HELP ME
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I have heard that fish oil is good. You can try to increase oily fish in your diet like salmon, tuna etc and also take fish oil capsules - its supposed to be really good. Maybe it would help to do some exercise and have a healthy diet - I know I always feel better when I eat healthy and exercise and drink plenty of water.
I feel sad that you are so lonely and unhappy. Don't give up - tomorrow may be much better. You are only young and have the future in front of you. Why not try joining a group or club or taking up a hobby where you can meet new people? I am a christian and I find that I meet like minded people at church and that my faith helps me get through the tough times.
It is never too late to make your life better. Just take one step at a time and don't be too hard on yourself. Just hang in there - your are precious to God and worthwhile as a person.
Sometimes it helps to take your mind of things by focussing on helping others - maybe volunteering for a charity and helping others who are in need can take your eyes of your own problems for a little while and help others as well.
- Mr. WizardLv 71 decade ago
What is stupid about trying anything to help emerge you from this depression. Hey: I was there, too: thinking I hit the core bottom of life and nothing was going to get better. But that's because I had a narrow view of what lay ahead.
10 years later: I found myself far removed from the miserable existance I once woke up to and struggled to bear; life today is far better. My secret? I just turned my misery into positive energy. It takes a bit of time to do this, but anyone can---and you'll be amazed how well WITHOUT meds this works.
I also recommend you listen to some real good "classic" 70s rock n' roll; the retro stuff still has the power to pull anyone out of the blues. Look at what is negative in your life and rid of it; do something different that is good for both body and mind.
- 1 decade ago
I'm also came from a big family,never know what is depression before.I felt that there's something wrong with me,i dont like the croud and whatsoever.Then when one of our family died all of the sudden ,27 years old single intellegent brother.there i know what is depression.I felt like to stay always beside the doctor cause i felt always dying every minute.then the doctor said i'm fine nothing wrong with my health,except that i felt dying mostly.After two years I become a little bit okay when I accept that my brother was gone.
Another attack was when I went scuba diving with japanese friends,THey try to catch the turtle and the turtle swim out to the dark part of the ocean.I have a panic attack underwater it that time.Plus another one when my father died suddenly while wtaching tv show.....past 1 and a half year ago.....imagine I felt dying almost very minute for sex years...........
I can say that I am more problamatic than you .now i feel ok already....
Let's talk about your problem now,it is a little bit simplier than my problem because nothing happens to your family.So I can tell you this,but i'm basing this to my own experience,try to help yourself by making your life a little bit colorful,how? maybe just try to seek friends from the net.chats or meeting friends after chatting that makes you a bit busy ,lead you to forget that you have depression.Talk to friends and most especially tell them your problem so that they understand your status,and they will give you special attention.Depression just Need special attention dude.
I'M expert of this kind of sick not because I study about this but because I'm always a victim of this,this might be a weird answer but always remember help youself.Seek for happeness is the best medicine to it...Source(s): myself a victim.........(ako) ako http://www.johngamer.com
- 1 decade ago
I'm not going to answer with a stupid question, because I know how serious depression is. I have only one solution for you and it is the only solution I know. Get closer to God, in that way you will find a meaning to life, and you won't be so depressed. hope you will feel better.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
are u a quiet person?or a shy person?cuz most of my male friends are having the same problem.like im case they feel lonely and cant figure out why they still dont get girlfriends.i think i knoy why .cuz they dont talk to gilrs or approach them.the best way s to get over your deppression first,then try to approach somebody.maybe who has the same personality like yors?like a quiet person and so on.talktive ladies are kinda rare to be with quite guys,but its ok if u and her enjoy the company of each other.i mean when u are with her u can cheer urself up,u feel like u re the happiest guy on earth,then u know that shes the one..
- 1 decade ago
Here are some...
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)
Several studies show St. John’s Wort to be superior to a placebo, and as effective as Prozac in treating severely depressed patients. St. John’s Wort is unique in that it affects all three neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine). No other pharmacological medication currently does this.
How it works
It works by causing these neurotransmitters to stay in the synaptic system longer and keeping them from being absorbed too quickly. These neurotransmitters act as messengers, carrying the brains commands where they need to go. By staying in the system longer, the brain’s cells communicate better with each other. Many depressed patients who do not respond to other medications may respond to St. John’s Wort.
Caution: St. John’s Wort accelerates the liver’s ability to break down other medications, and it can react with certain medications. St. John’s Wort may also be photosensitizing. A doctor should always first be consulted when considering St. John’s Wort.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (DHA and EPA) are fish oil compounds. Researchers discovered the anti-depressant effect of fish oil by studying the low depression rates of populations which consumed large amounts of fish. One Harvard study demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acids were helpful in stabilizing bipolar depression.
How it works
Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to work by nourishing the brain’s nerve cell membranes, which are made up mostly of DHE fatty acids. Depressed people have low DHE levels. Fish oil also lowers the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and aids in building dense bones.
Caution: Higher levels of these oils may also produce free radicals. One should consider taking vitamins C and E as natural anti oxidants. Fish oil may also interfere with anti-clotting medications, so consult your doctor.
The lack of B vitamins has been associated with depression. For example, a large percentage of depressed adults have low folic acid levels. In fact, low levels of folic acid are a predictor of longer episodes of depression. Those with low levels of folic acid have a more difficult time responding to anti-depressant medications, and their response improves when folic acid levels increase.
Several studies show that thiamine is linked to mood, and that those with low thiamine suffer from low self esteem, confidence, etc. Thiamine has even been shown to improve the mood of those not considered depressed.
Women over the age of 50 have half the recommended amount of B-12 in their diets. This ay account for why some women have more difficulty dealing with menopause.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B-6):
This may be an effective PMS supplement. One recent study showed B-6 to ameliorate the severity of PMS as well as premenstrual depression.
DHEA shows promise as an anti-depressant agent, especially in older people. In one trial of later life depression, all subjects showed a significant improvement in mood over a 6-week period.
Caution: DHEA is produced by the adrenal glands and is converted into estrogen, testosterone and other hormones, and may present side effects such as oily skin, facial hair (rare), lowering of the voice, and possible prostate and breast cancer risks. A doctor should always be consulted when considering DHEA.
Chromium picolinate may be helpful for those who suffer a mild form of depression, dysthymia, although the study size was small
Selenium may play a role in our ability to be alert, concentrate and feel energetic, according to studies done by the US Dept. of Agriculture.
Zinc levels are low in depressed patients who are treatment resistant, although no studies have compared zinc levels in these patients.
- 1 decade ago
try some herbs, not medications.
go to the library or look up herbs and oils to help depressions. and try to talk to people more and make friends.
- 1 decade ago
they say ginko biloba and st johns wort but you should talk to you MD cuz they can mess with some Rx.