What Are Remedies for Anxiety and Depression?

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Remedies for anxiety and depression can involve the use of medication and changes in lifestyle. Here are some tips that may be helpful:
  • Exercise. This creates endorphins, which make people feel good. You don't have to go to the gym every day. Even walking proves helpful.
  • Set goals. You may feel you can't do anything right. But that is not true. To fight back, you can set and meet goals. Start with easy goals, and set more challenging ones when you begin to build confidence.
  • Eat healthy. Avoiding eating too much can make you feel better. Foods packed with folic acid or omega-3 fatty acids help control your condition.
  • Try new things. You may do something totally new such as learning a new language and traveling. This changes the levels of dopamine, which is connected to joy.
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what is depression?

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.
Signs and symptoms of depression can include:
delayed psychomotor skills, for example, slowed movement and speech
depressed mood
fatigue or loss of energy
feelings of worthlessness or guilt
impaired ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions
insomnia or hypersomnia
recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or attempt at suicide
reduced interest or pleasure in activities previously enjoyed, loss of sexual desire
psychomotor agitation, for example, restlessness, pacing up and down
unintentional weight loss or low appetite
Depression is treatable. Three components to the management of depression are:
Support, ranging from discussing practical solutions and contributing stresses, to educating family members.
Psychotherapy, also known as talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Drug treatment, specifically antidepressants.
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