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Commented on How can acupuncture help me? 8 years ago

Are there things we can look for before the six weeks? Six weeks seems like an awfully long time to wait to see if anything good is happening.

Just to add to cascade's excellent answer, some of it might just be that since people have become more aware of depression as a problem, drug companies try to take advantage of that and actually produce more commercials. So, what you're seeing in the increase in TV commercials my in fact reflect more of an increase in drug commercials than actual rates of depression diagnosis.

Just to add to cascade's excellent answer, some of it might just be that since people have become more aware of depression as a problem, drug companies try to take advantage of that and actually...

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Well, the fact that you're wondering about it is already a good sign... it's probably most dangerous in women who have postpartum depression but don't know it yet.

As I have answered elsewhere, I think it's important to first try to figure out the cause of your depression before just treating its symptoms. This may not be easy, but I would encourage you to not give up on it, since anything else is really just mitigating the problem instead of actually solving it.

bschwad's answer touched upon this a little, but the first potential cause I would explore would actually be the diet. You may want to try an elimination diet to see if you have some sort of minor intolerances to certain foods. Gluten and lack of vitamin D have been in popular media lately, and both have been implicated with depression, and those might be something worth looking into.

As I have answered elsewhere, I think it's important to first try to figure out the cause of your depression before just treating its symptoms. This may not be easy, but I would encourage you to not...

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I tend to see any health problem has having been caused by something, and the best treatment would be the one that actually addresses or fixes the underlying cause. The problem with depression is that there doesn't seem to be a specific cause, and it in fact may vary from person to person. Until you find what the specific cause was for you, I don't think you can say that there is a best treatment.

That said, there may be several things that you can do to alleviate the symptoms that you are experiencing, and you can probably only find out what they are by experimenting. I would still try to see if I can find the underlying cause, though.

I tend to see any health problem has having been caused by something, and the best treatment would be the one that actually addresses or fixes the underlying cause. The problem with depression is...

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There are lots of on-line diagnostic tools for all sorts of conditions, but I think for this one you really need to go see a sleep doctor. A lot of times you can have sleep apnea without the other common symptoms like snoring or excess weight.

Sleep apnea is a serious problem. If you think you might have it, go see a doctor and get checked out!

There are lots of on-line diagnostic tools for all sorts of conditions, but I think for this one you really need to go see a sleep doctor. A lot of times you can have sleep apnea without the other...

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