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Whats a Good Wholistic Medicine for Depression?

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posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:31 PM
i was curious, about a good wholistic medicine for Depression, and General Happinies, i know i can google it, but its better to get the answer directly from someone who has experienced it, so anyone here know any good meds?

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:36 PM
reply to post by l neXus l

Never take depression meds man seriously trust me on this.

I've seen it destroy lives (people close to me) It’s a horrible drug and I wouldn’t ever be caught near it no matter what.

I used to be quite depressed a lot in the past aswell and it may just seem silly but I just made myself realize that I only have one life and I want to make the most of it and all the **** that’s happened to me in the past is the past and I don’t want to let it affect me or drag me down anymore.

But MEDS IMO are never the answer

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:37 PM
really? not even wholistic ones?

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:43 PM
reply to post by l neXus l

Ok i went on a bit ofa mindless rant there my bad lol

Im just against MEDS full stop specifically because of what i've seen it do to people.

But i had a quick look and this may help


[url=]Wholistic Research

Sorry about the link i cant seem to fix it

[edit on 8-1-2010 by Rising Against]

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:45 PM
cool thanks a lot!!!!!

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 04:43 PM
As noted in your other thread Vitamin D is widely recognized to help with well being, as well as physical exercise.

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 04:50 PM
I agree with Rising Against.

I definitely wouldn't recommend taking anti-depressants and I speak from experience. Seroxat & Citalopram are the worst drugs I've ever taken. Seroxat turns you into the incredible hulk and Citalopram completely screws up your nervous system. I had to stop taking Citalopram after getting nose bleeds and numbness in my face. Seroxat completely screws up your brain chemistry and increases your rage ten fold and it takes years for the effects to wear off and for your serotonin levels to return to normal. Other people may have had different experiences, but I wish I had never taken them.

Your better off following a healthy diet with plenty of exercise and also don't drink alcohol. You should also try doing meditation and relaxation exercises.

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 05:54 PM
I found music, running, and hanging with friends helps with depression.

And I'd get banned if I told my other cure for depression

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 06:54 PM
Sunshine, Laughter, and this..

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:48 PM
I am no docter but i agree with the people saying prescribed meds are not good, it is hell trying to find the correct type for you, but speaking to a counciler might help (but dont expect too much)

*Magnesium is good for mood swings and nervous tension which can be associated with depression.

*Omega 3 fish oil apparently helps level out symptoms associated with bi-polar disorder very mildly (even a slight benefit is great)
*St johns wort is good for mild depression. (anything is better then nothing)

*Excersise is good, helps you feel a bit better about yourself, gets you moving and gets your mind off other more negative things.

All in all just try and find things you enjoy, whatever gets your mind off negative thoughts.
Also very important you stay in contact with friends and/or family, Dont become isolated, it will make everything seem much worse and more hopeless if you do.

posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 01:26 AM
Like others have said, exercise, sunshine, and sex, get out of the house, meet people, talk to people. That will cure your depression right up

posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 09:54 AM
thanks!! they all sound great ill try some of your suggestions

posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 02:29 PM
reply to post by l neXus l

Number one cure is to deal with any root causes. Dealing and coping with any problems in your life is always the first place to start. Next line of defense is diet and exercise. If your body is not get everything it needs to function properly it's going to manifest in several ways. Make sure your getting enough B vitamins, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Calcium, and protein. As far as cures for depression you have a few options.

S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM-e)
This is a natural amino acid. It is believed to increase serotonin and dopamine in the brain. I've heard success stories and would suggest starting here.

This is a naturally occurring precursor to the neurotransmitter Serotonin, and worth a try. If you use this I suggest taking it un an empty stomach with no other supplements.

St John's wort-
There is some evidence that this herb works on neurotransmitters and can be helpful to people with mild depression. If you go this rout do not cheap out. Go to GNC and get there high grade stuff.

Omega Fatty Acids-
People with not enough Omega fatty acids tend to have depression problems. If your eating a lot of crappy overly processed food then you probably are not getting enough. If you don't already eat fish, consider eating more, or supplement it.

Drink Green Tea-
It contains a rare amino acid that can produce a relaxed feeling.

Caffeine- This one is debatable. Some will tell you to stay away from caffeine, but some research shows that caffeine can have a positive effect on ones mood. Research shows that nurses that drink coffee are less likely to commit suicide.

posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 02:34 PM
reply to post by l neXus l

Also if I may add, I think SSRIs are getting a bad rep here. I have taken Zoloft for anxiety and found it worked wonders. It also helped me cut back on cigarettes and cut out drinking. SSRIs are not for everybody, but that doesn't mean they don't help anybody. I'm not suggesting them to you, I'm just stating me experience.

posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 02:55 PM

Originally posted by Rising Against
reply to post by l neXus l

Never take depression meds man seriously trust me on this.

I've seen it destroy lives (people close to me) It’s a horrible drug and I wouldn’t ever be caught near it no matter what.

Im completely opposite in opinion

I was diagnosed with depression a year ago. Without my mirtazone I would never have gotten any better. I dont know what its like in other countries, but my doctor looked for the medicine with least side effects and mirtazone was it.

Ive never suffered any bad symptons from it, and to sugges that people simply dont take meds is completely irresponsible. Unless you are mental health specialist or doctor, or have used every single depression drug on the market to no avail, then you shouldnt be telling people the best thing is to avoid drugs.

posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 03:22 PM
reply to post by OzWeatherman

Can't agree any more.

posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 03:31 PM
reply to post by OzWeatherman

Well I guess we're going to have to agree to disagree on this subject but if meds did work for you then im genuinely happy for you that they did but I’ll just never agree with or like the idea of taking them because of my own personal bad experiences with them (specifically depression ones but can’t remember the exact name now though)

But again if they worked for you then great.

posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 05:11 PM
reply to post by l neXus l

I suffered from a severe bout of depression and tried all the holistic tinctures and pills. No effect.

Prozac made me more depressed.

Had my shrink prescribe some Valium for when I couldn't function properly and Lorazapam for the blues. Now......

"Better living thru Chemistry"

[edit on 16-1-2010 by whaaa]

posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:09 PM
Don't laugh, but this really works for me.

When I'm down in the dumps continuously I go buy a big sack of frozen green peas and munch a bowl a day. Also I pick up some fresh honeycomb and smear it on a crusty english muffin with butter everyday. Between the two I'm smiling non-stop within a couple of days.

Here's a link on the health benefits of peas:

Health benefits of honeycomb:

Also seedless blackberry jam is another "lift me up" favorite, loaded with polyphenols. Edit to add one of my favorite snacks (and I'm not even a vegetarian) black eyed peas:


[edit on 1/16/2010 by seentoomuch]

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