The sharp rise in mild to severe depression is alarming.
Antidepressants may cause many side effects and they are linked to a heightened risk of suicide.
On a brighter note, scientists discovered some drug-free options for keeping the blues at bay.
- Healthy Diet
High blood sugar may trigger depression symptoms, so skip simple carbohydrates.
Opt for foods rich in complex carbohydrates, such as potatoes, legumes and other vegetables.
Studies show that curcumin in the curry spice turmeric is a potent antidepressant.
Curcumin produces chemical brain changes that mimic those of antidepressants, without potential side effects.
- Nurture Spirituality
Studies show that spirituality may a decrease a person’s risk of depression, showing a link between higher worship frequency and lower odds of depression.
- Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements may alleviate depression in some individuals. Studies associate vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies with depression.
- Get Enough Sleep
Sleeping 7 to 8 hours a day is essential for depressed people. Too little sleep can make depression worse.
- Light Therapy
Light has immense impact on emotions. Seek out sunshine for a few minutes a day.
Light therapy may also be necessary as it can significantly reduced depression symptoms.
- Manage Anger and Frustration
Avoid negative emotions as much as possible. Finding a release, such as journaling or exercise, is vital.
- Turn Off the TV
Too much TV and video game use may spur depression.
Violent TV shows or movies may increase depression and aggressiveness, and playing violent video games may cause alterations in brain functioning.
Chiropractors at Hinterland Chiropractic are also advocate for physical and emotional wellbeing.
Using a holistic approach to depression, we can help you seek resources and techniques to fight it.
Contact us today! Call us on (07) 5527 3133.