How to cure depression

You can uses Anti-Depressants, Tranquillizers and Sleeping Tablets prescribed by doctors to treat everything from bereavement to postpartum depression. Despite the fact that there are so many responsible doctors, there are also many who over prescribe. This can occur due to indifference, lack of time, lack of sufficient training in emotional problems and mood disorders.

How to cure depressionGenerally speaking, prescription drugs should be used as the last resort to treat depression, anxiety, or insomnia which is severe and chronic only when the person’s day to day functioning is seriously affected. More often than not, prescription drugs end up being the first line of treatment and this often becomes detrimental to the patient’s health and wellbeing in the long run. In extreme cases, it can even become the chief cause of addiction and will add on to the patient’s existing problems.

Here are some Healthy alternatives to prescription drugs


Regular exercise will make you healthier, increase the production of natural “feel good” chemicals in the body and enhance self-esteem.

Social activities

Depressed people usually isolate themselves and shun company. Even though mixing with people is not what you generally prefer, remember that loneliness is one of the main causes of depression.

Share your problems

This is the one of the most effective ways of reducing depression and anxiety. Instead of bottling up all your problems, share them with your closest friends.

Pamper yourself

Spoil yourself from time to time. So enjoy a beauty bath, buy your favorite perfume, play your favorite songs and sing along, have massage or relax and surround yourself with neroli and lavender scented candles.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Eat healthy foods. Some foods actually help to fight depression and anxiety. A diet rich in carbohydrates helps the body produce serotonin – which is a ‘feelgood’ chemical. Some examples of such foods are oats, whole wheat products, bananas and other carbohydrate rich foods. Always have a full supplement of Vitamin B, magnesium, zinc and iron as a deficiency in any of these can trigger depression and anxiety-type symptoms and sleeplessness.

Natural Alternatives

There are some natural remedies for depression like Passiflora, Melissa, and Lavender. Meditation and relaxation are also highly beneficial for people suffering from depression.