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  • Depression is not a single illness. it is many different things with many different causes and many different cures possible.
  • Im hoping anti depressents and a cpn! watch this space!
  • Laughter!
  • Lots of pills and sleep.
  • That depends on how severe the depression is. If it is mild then exercise, proper diet, volunteering, developing a hobbie and changing how you look at things can be very helpful. Moderate to severe depression may require therapy and possibly medication which may be short or long term depending on the situation. The above things can also help but usually people with this level of depression have a difficult time motivating themselves.
  • I take zoloft, it helps with the anxiety and some of the despair. Lexapro is good to but there is no generic for it. If you have insurance you can get generic Lexapro for cheap or free.
  • They have tons of info on http://www.webmd.com about depression and medications. You also can ask questions to professionals in there. You might want to check it out.
  • From personal experience, I have tried talking therapies, light therapy and medication and they all help. However, the best cure is to just DO STUFF. Seriously. Do things even if (especially) you don't feel like it. Wash, dress, cook, maintain personal hygiene, draw, write, paint, run, walk whatever. Just get active. Keep the mind busy. Stop thinking so much. That is the best cure for depression. Guaranteed.
  • Depression is the common cold of Psychology. Go see a psychiatrist/clinical psychologist before the depression gets worse, if its not just an on and off thing.
  • Friends. Friends who love you enough to get you out of your shell and make you do things. Friends to take you to the park and have races with them against your will. Friends to take you to a funny movie and make you laugh. Friends to love you even though you're depressed and not feeling very lovable right now. Friends are the best cure for depression. Love them and thank them for taking care of you.
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  • My solution is work, hobbies, miscelanious tasks, anything to keep me busy until I forget temporarily about my worries.
  • I had depression for about 1 year it was so bad i even failed some of my courses, finally i cured it with music and meditation.
  • A night on the town with a good friend or a visit to a casino always does the trick here.
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  • If one has Seasonal Affective Disorder like I do, the best cure is sunlight. (no kidding) They put me on drug after drug before I got sick of it and looked up natural cures. I laid down the pills and their nasty side effects and have been depression free for over 5 years now.
  • Alcohol. You may laugh, but honestly, ever since I got drunk the very first time in my life, I was feeling quite normal (but not happy) for at least two months afterwards. I had a tendancy to become depressed when there is less sunlight (fall, winter), but that wasn't a strict rule for me. Ever since I started really drinking depression hasn't attacked me ever since. To me it's better than the meds which you can get hooked on. Of course alcohol can be addictive, too, but in order to become truly addicted to alcohol you would really have to drink a lot and very often (day in day out for like weeks). At least that's how my organism works. So grab a couple rounds of beer and hang out with some friends; that'll get the job done!
  • sleep ice cream sex and the city and GOOD FRIENDS!
  • Happiness. Now the question is where do they sell? Next best thing is inspirations. They are hard to find. I recently was reminded of an old blind dog that inspired me. He would go on hikes faithfully and blindly trusting his owner. He would put one foot in front of the other with his toes splayed apart and just keep a slow and steady pace. When I would get down and couldn't think what to do, I would remember slow and steady, one foot in front of the other.
  • well as i am a person with a sound mind so i will suggest you to don't take things too seriously..... sometimes taking life lightly is the ky to get through all the worries and depression.......
  • Anti Depression drug's.
  • An active mind, body, and soul. Do intellectually stimulating activities in conjunction with fine arts and music. Have a base of trusted individuals to converse with. Adhere to the glass half full mentality. Know that you are unique and enjoy that concept.
  • Alcohol lol no, seriously, ever since I started drinking I wasn't depressed any more. I'm not an alcoholic or anything, I drink once a week on average, but I haven't been depressed or a little down since. I'm 18, started drinking at 15. It's ok to drink at 18 where I live, so NOW at least I'm not breaking the law any more ha ha
  • have fun, take rists that's what life is all about-but take wronge risks. Like don't be around people that are a watse of time. I still suffer from depression but i know no matter what drugs i take or how much i cry they won't help as much because they don't stop the innitial connection in the brain of the time it happened. So i move on and try to not think as much as possible.
  • Friends and family, hobbies, interests, excercise. Stay away from drugs or alcohol though. They can be tempting escape routes, but they don't really help.
  • I dont want to pull people down, but I think people answering anti-depression-pills as a cure hasnt really understood the word cure or doesnt know what these pills do. Personally I am against those hiding-these-feelings-pills, and I think a lot of the problems with some of the depressed people is exactly that they have hided or buried so many feelings that eventually they become so powerful that they cant hide it naturally any more. It`s like the body is screaming to them: "You are not listening to these feelings that want to be released and recogniced, so I turn up the volume so you cant ignore them!" I think its much the same as anxiety. When you run away from it, it becomes more powerful. You are fueling the fear. The same with depression. You can run, but you cant hide. Even the drugs who mask the feelings doesnt kill the feelings, so afterwords they all come back. What you resist persist! Eft (emotional freedom technique) on the other hand is a natural way of recognicing feelings and accepting them, then it is so much easier to release them! www.emofree.com There is a lot of eft videos on youtube you can use for free! Go for it! Release those hidden feelings that really wants to be set free!
  • Distraction so that you dont hold onto the worries and give yourself new worries that take your mind off the internal worries till you have sorted your head out. Also anything that gives you a sense of mission or status is good.
  • flush the toilet
  • When your really ill sleeping a lot can be the best cure until you can go out and keep yourself occupied
  • That depends... do you mean clinical depression or occasional type depressed moods? Clinical depression has many base factors it is chemical and there are more possible reasons for that imbalance than you can shake a stick at. First start with a complete blood work up. Then go to an endocronologist and a nutritionist. I found out after a lifetime of depression that I actually suffered from a bowel disease called Celiac's. Itis from a Wheat allergy that when untreated and ignored, causes massive colon problems that result in improper absorption of nutrients... Hence you are always hungry and yet starving to death from malnutrition. Malnutrition that causes depression and numerous other diseases including the physical pain that goes along with depression called fibromyalgia. I stopped eating wheat and everthing is slowly going back to normal. If all of the above dont work after a decent ammount of time tried... as a life choice. Then im afraid that the only recourse is perscription medication... Which is never a cure... it is a band-aid, that has to constantly be changed in order for there to be any relief and after a while, when that brand of band-aid stops working, you have to stop using it and start all over again with a new one. Therapy helps... I suggest that before meds too. Medication is not practicle to a cure as any doctor that prescribes it, should always and only be a mental health practitioner and they should follow up with visits to ask how and if it is working. THey usually just throw pills at you and its sink or swim. Especially if it is sliding scale or govt regulated facility. Then... you are usually on a revolving door plan that does not compensate time enough for maintence or precaution.
  • Morning sun light and living in a place that is not affected by winter darkness or weather. if you are depress to a point where it really is affecting your life, this is a viable option to consider.
  • Exercise! vitamin B helps also.
  • Trying to work through the cause of the problem, exercise in the outdoors everyday I found also helped me
  • For me can't say its been a cure. But getting on anti depressants , taking better care of myself..eating right, taking vitamins exercise and etc. Limiting alcohol. Staying away from drugs and anything else that can numb ya or bring you farther down. Thinking more positively ...has helped me greatly. And surrouding yourself with loved ones:)
  • Be with optimistic people! Easy and manageable....
  • When it's mild, I just try to keep myself busy or watch/read something funny, and that helps. When it's strong, I self-medicate, which is considered wrong, but it helps me pull through.
  • A cold shower (seriously)
  • Has to be love, you have to find something to fall in love with. Been there, done that.
  • Gray skies are gonna clear up, Put on a happy face; Brush off the clouds and cheer up, Put on a happy face. Take off the gloomy mask of tragedy, It's not your style; You'll look so good that you'll be glad Ya' decide to smile! Pick out a pleasant outlook, Stick out that noble chin; Wipe off that "full of doubt" look, Slap on a happy grin! And spread sunshine all over the place, Just put on a happy face!
  • therapy. it will teach you to accept, cope with and enjoy life as it is.
  • I slap my face and tell me to snap out of it.
  • Getting out of Self. Help someone else.
  • Usually, psychotherapy and counseling are recommended for most clinically depressive patients. Professionals will be able to delve deeper into your psyche and help you understand the severity of your depression and the cause of it. Professional counselors also have clinical programs that help you cope with your depression step by step, gradually easing you out of your state. source: http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/health/how-to-get-rid-of-depression/
  • sadness and low mood states are natural. extreme negative mood for extended durations is not pleasant and may require drug treatment. there are no cures, yet. nobody is completely happy.
  • Anti-depressant medication. Seriously.
  • sex and alcohol
  • .....Suicide..
  • Helping others.
  • OK, first thing is, like some others have mentioned, get checked out by a gp to rule out organic reasons ( by this i mean any other condition that may have low mood/depression as a side effect. then the next thing is to look at your social network, most people who suffer depression have poor quality social networks and do not get the human connection they are looking for, even if they have many buddies they are not getting the input from them they want. most critical of all is this; depression is a result of in-turned anger. its anger that has not been externalised and expressed and then turned in on the self. this comes about from ignoring or not understanding what anger is about. its energy for change. if one feels angry then one needs to look at what needs changing. if not irritation will follow at least and depression at worst. depression is a symptom, deal with the cause. just don't forget to do it with others as we are social animals and designed to link up with other healthy minded people.
  • proper diet and plenty of exercise
  • There is no 'cure'.There is treatment for the depression,from therapy to medications,depending on the severity and type of depression.

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