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It is difficult to state a "best" cure for any health condition, let alone a multi-faceted one like depression. In fact, I think that the most effective "cure" for depression probably includes a collection of different therapies, depending on the specifics of your personal depression.

What I mean is, if you are suffering for lack of sleep (insomnia) then part of your "cure" or treatment protocol might include drinking chamomile tea and implementing some slow breathing exercises before bed. On the other hand, if you are having a hard time finding the energy to go about your daily activities, part of your treatment regime might include exercise and a small amount of caffeine to act as a pick-me-up...

So as you can tell, the best treatment(s) for depression are personalized and specific to each individual! (This is actually what the entire field of integrative health care is about! Each person is unique and what works for one may not work for another!)

It sounds like you're on the right track since you've tried so many different kinds of treatments: medicine, diet, exercise, mind/body techniques etc. Did you try these together or in isolation? Did any of them work at all? Did some work only intermittently or not at all? Did you stick to trying them for a prolonged amount of time, or did you only try them each once? As you can see, there are MANY questions you might want to ask other than just "did this one treatment totally cure my depression or not?" It seems unlikely that any one treatment will cure all facets of your depression.

So, if you are trying these different treatments on your own, you will have to be very diligent and reflective about how much and in what way they might work for you. Also, it is important not to have unrealistic expectations of any one treatment. So, going to 2 yoga classes and still going through bouts of depression doesn't mean the yoga didn't work on some level. Most people would say that yoga should become a regular part of your week or day, and it may make you feel better physically, but not emotionally - or vica versa... as you can tell, there are many different ways in which any treatment may help treat different facets of your depression.

Perhaps having a therapist or health/wellness coach who can help talk you through your options. They can also help you recognize which treatments are really working well for you.

I hope that helps! Feel free to get in touch with me for more information (click on my profile).

It is difficult to state a "best" cure for any health condition, let alone a multi-faceted one like depression. In fact, I think that the most effective "cure" for depression probably includes a...

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A practitioner must diagnosis you with depression for your to get a prescription, but the good news is not everyone needs a formal diagnosis because many people can cure depression on their own-senza drugs! Isn't that exciting?! Take a look at our info on depression diagnosis, and you'll see that it is determined on the prevalence 5 out of 9 different symptoms. If you have had 5 or more of those symptoms for most days of at least a 2 week period, you will probably be diagnosed with major depressive disorder. But, like I said, you don't need this diagnosis to treat it!

Take one of the 9 symptoms for example - 'fatigue or loss of energy every day.' You can start to treat this by examining your sleeping patterns. Perhaps you need to get more rest. Perhaps you need to change your diet so that you don't consume spicy, sugary, or caffeinated foods before bed. Perhaps it would help to have fewer commitments such that you aren't up all night worrying about things on your to-do list. Perhaps you need to exercise during the day so that you are more physically tired before you go to bed...the possibilities are endless depending on YOUR particular symptoms! So figure out why it is that you think you're depressed, what your symptoms are (at least the ones you can pinpoint) and then look around the depression treatments section of this site to see which mind, body, herbal or other forms of treatments might work for you. (You might well find that a combination of treatments ultimately can ultimately cure your depression.

A practitioner must diagnosis you with depression for your to get a prescription, but the good news is not everyone needs a formal diagnosis because many people can cure depression on their own-senza...

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Doing research online is a great first step to see if you're suffering from any the many symptoms that make up a depression diagnosis. A practitioner of some must diagnosis you with depression for your to get a prescription, but the good news is not everyone needs a formal diagnosis because many people can cure depression on their own-senza drugs! Isn't that exciting?! So, if you want to know about depression diagnosis, doctors rate the prevalence of 9 different symptoms. If you have had 5 or more of those symptoms for most days of at least a 2 week period, you will probably be diagnosed with major depressive disorder. But, like I said, you don't need this diagnosis to treat it!

Take one of the 9 symptoms for example - 'fatigue or loss of energy every day.' You can start to treat this by examining your sleeping patterns. Perhaps you need to get more rest. Perhaps you need to change your diet so that you don't consume spicy, sugary, or caffeinated foods before bed. Perhaps it would help to have fewer commitments such that you aren't up all night worrying about things on your to-do list...the possibilities are endless depending on YOUR particular symptoms! So figure out why it is that you think you're depression, what your symptoms are (at least the ones you can pinpoint) and then look around the depression treatments section of this site to see which mind, body, herbal or other forms of treatments might work for you...good luck!

Doing research online is a great first step to see if you're suffering from any the many symptoms that make up a depression diagnosis. A practitioner of some must diagnosis you with depression...

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