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What Helps Your Depression Most? #2


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  1. 1. What have you found helps your depression most?

    • Talk therapies
    • Medication
    • Support of friends and relatives
    • Self help books
    • Support groups like DF
    • Exercise
    • Improving your diet
    • Homeopathic remedies ( acupuncture, medication)
    • A combination of all the above
    • Other ( Please list )


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When I am depressed, I tend to stay away from people but I find that social interactions forces me to put on a smiling face and that usually puts my mind somewhere else than the gutter. I guarantee you that if I had a large group of friends who went out every night I wouldn't have the problems I do. I think I ultimately crave social interaction but don't want to fail it and thats why I stay away from it when I'm depressed.

Working out also helps.

Finding good new music with extraneous amounts of bass.

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Support, support, support. I know it would make a huge difference if I had support and someone to talk to. But I don't know where to get this. :confusedread:

Something to look forward to. Something to give my life a purpose instead of wanting to get through the next day, looking for a job or trying to avoid my mom.

It would also probably help if I wasn't around my mom so much. She's a negative person.

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Going to concerts helps me a lot! you can jump around and release stress, you can be touched by the music, cry and let out what you've been keeping in for a long time, if you continue going to see the same bands you can socialise with people who also come frequently and build new relationships, so many good things.

personally, for letting out stress and going wild hard or pop rock is great, and for crying and purifying myself instrumental postrock is best. I used to go to concerts every other day, it was helping a lot.

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I have been hoping to find a local therpist for dialectical behavioral therapy, think I have, but I am curious about what you like about it, any suggestions?

for me, dialectical behavioral therapy has been a life saver! That and my wonderful therapist. I also see someone for reiki which seems to have made a difference energetically for me!

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Exercise

Meditation

Distraction - books, movies, anime, video games, playing guitar/bass/piano

Support from people who care and understand

Crying (sometimes)

Sleep (can help or hurt depending on timing and amount)

In the past medication has helped me, but that's not currently on my list.

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I joined a running club a few years ago and ran the Boston Marathon this year. Best self-esteem boost ever! And it's not just that I finished, but the number of people that helped and/or encouraged me along the way was truly inspiring. It's not only exercise, it's getting involved with truly positive people.

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Going on bike rides with my bike club. It's great exercise, I see places I wouldn't have otherwise known about, and socialize with friendly people. When I'm out on my bike, I'm free. For a few hours I'm not bothered by the bulls*** that gets me down. Then I visit my friends and we watch reruns of Top Gear. I love spending my evenings like that.

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Behavior changes have been extremely effective in my treatment. There is no doubt that psychotherapy and biomedicine have played an important role, but it is much more rewarding to make changes on my own as well. Exercise and reconditioning my fears have helped tremendously. I love feeling like I am helping myself, rather than relying on other forms of treatment.

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Exercise, just do it. Sleep you have to have it. A healthy attitude, and I am working very hard to change mine. Acceptance that the best friend or worst enemy is the person staring back at me in the mirror.

I am working hard to change 40 plus years of focus on the negative, being cynical, and pessimistic. Stop sweating the small stuff. It's a choice. Be the person whom finds the good or be the person that sees all the flaws.

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Being surrounded by beauty, whether it's nature or architecture, paintings, etc. Warm, neutral, and soothing colors really calm me down, and also the sight and sounds of the ocean.

When I'm in a more sociable mood, hanging out with good people also keeps me from relapsing. I think laughter is the best medicine when you're around good friends and family.

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