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Treatments For Depression

What are some treatments for depression? I'm looking for information on natural treatments for depression. Thanks.

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 ---Mary on 4/3/07
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works for me > stop and wait until God has me in His peace > depression is gone once I am in God's peace, plus my body feels so nicer in the Holy Spirit's beautifully pure pleasantness, which even my body can feel. The Holy Spirit of resurrection of our bodies can effect our bodies now, if not with a complete resurrection...and my emotions smoothen right out in God's love. And God makes this natural for me > it does not depend on my own effort, methods, struggling, etc.
---Bill_bila5659 on 10/3/07

Mary: A lot of depression is due to seratonin levels in the brain not being right. The goal of medication regimen is to adjust the seratonin levels in the brain to the right level. Exercise can help the seratonin levels improve. I don't know of any natural products that have been researched scientifically, therefore I will not comment on them. I would encourage anyone with depression to seek cognitive therapy to learn coping skills for the symptoms.
---Madison1101 on 10/3/07

Forrest - RE: I did not know if it took 16 years for the depression to leave.

I'm sorry, I must be missing something because I don't understand what you are saying here. Sorry.

I wasn't telling Mary what to do. I told Mary what worked for me. And while I've got you by the ear, I didn't speak 100's of scriptures. I confessed around twenty different verses for my healing and deliverance on a daily basis.
---DoryLory on 4/19/07

I didn't misunderstand you, Dory.
I said, I did not know if it took 16 years for the depression to leave. Some people have an episode of depression that only lasts for a few weeks and some are plagued with it for years.

You cannot make that determination for Mary.
Mary needs help, now. She's at a point where diet, speaking 100's of scriptures may not be best for Mary's healing to spring forth speedily.
---Forrest on 4/19/07

The depressed sometimes use religion to hide behind and avoid facing problems.
I'm not talking about Jesus Christ.
I'm talking about religious fanaticism. Grandiose thoughts, narcissism and fanaticism. It's a mechanism to avoid hurts, abuse, reality, etc. Religious fanaticism can be addictive behavior. We see it here. Writing reveals behaviors. I don't know how you help those who refuse help.
---Forrest on 4/18/07

Forrest, you misunderstood what I said. If you scroll down and read that post again you will see that I was delivered from depression 16 years ago. It only took a few weeks for me to be healed. :)
---DoryLory on 4/18/07

St. John's wort. Read psalms, all on Isiah, they were depressed and God gave them hope and new life, new Creation in Christ, new projects, new reasons to live for the Lord Jesus Christ. In Him and through Him you have your being.
---Junia on 4/18/07

Dory, I don't know if it took 16 years for the depression to go away, after reading 100's of scriptures aday.
It may have been that after 'the change', your hormones/chemistry changed and it went away. Your solution may not be what Mary needs. Go to your doctor, Mary.
---Forrest on 4/18/07

Maybe she should do both and not wait.
The young man who brought violence to VA tech needed immediate medical attention. If he was taking an anti-depress. as they said, it was not working.
---Forrest on 4/18/07

Before trying drugs try good exercise, healthy fresh food, and cutting down on the stress in your life. Physical depression, no doubt, causes psychological depression too (so ask God to get rid of the psyhcological cobwebs).
If the physical depression continues to be really bad and overwhelming then would seek advice from a medical expert.
---Ed on 4/18/07

Depression can be a serious illness. Depression can be physical, a side-effect of another medication or/and psychlogical. But, you really need a DOCORS evaluation. To cure a mild depression, it can be done though a diet change, (for example do you know any drink, including teas, that have caffine in them, can effect calcium which is natures tranqulizer?) Exercise is another good way to combat mild depression. Allow up to 30 days for either diet change, or exercise to be effective.
---wivv on 4/17/07

Theres a book entitled "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by James and Phyllis Balch that has a lot of good info., natural remedies, and recommendations for just about every physical disorder, including depression. I got mine at a health food store. I know from personal experience that B vitamin supplements really help, but there's a lot more to it than just vitamins. I'd get the book if you can. I like DoryLory's advice the best, though.
---tracy3346 on 4/13/07

I love that! I was chronically depressed for several years. I went to a counselor, which didnt help much. She wanted me to go on meds; I was afraid to because of some horror stories I'd heard about people who had taken these; so, I went to a counselor at a church I was attending; he recommended that I go ahead and start taking them to help until I could get further counseling. (cont.)
---tracy3346 on 4/13/07

Well, I never did take the meds, nor continue with counseling; but, praise, worship and reading the Word has helped tremendously. I'm doing so much better now, however, I'm not completely out of the woods; I'm diabetic and like Jack said, diabetes does make it worse, especially with the anxiety; in fact I suffered a full blown nervous breakdown 7 months ago; so, may I contact you for those verses?
---tracy3346 on 4/13/07

Don't short-change Jesus Christ. He can still do miracles. Just like He did when He was walking on this earth.
---catherine on 4/3/07

Mary, I was delivered from depression 16 years ago. I prayed the Word of God, every day, for several weeks, maybe a few months ... I can't remember now how long it took. But I have been totally and completely free all this time. Write me at Dory7973 if you would like the verses I prayed. Also, I personally know two other people who were delivered from depression by reading the Word for hours every day. I think they read it out loud but I'm not 100% about that.
---DoryLory on 4/3/07

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I have a mother-n-law whom is taking depression pills and has been for....well longer than I have been in the family. I don't know if they work or not. But my way of thinking is, if she would come back to Christ and get grounded in the word right real good, I'd bet that depression would go away as long as she seeks God for help.
---Friend on 4/3/07

Clinical depression is a very complex disease. What works for one person may not work for another.

And a physical condition such as diabetes can make it worse.

Follow your doctor's advice and take your medicine if s/he has prescribed it.
---Jack on 4/3/07

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