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Old 09-29-09, 07:11 PM   #1
 
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Question What has specifically helped your depression - ideas

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I'd like to hear about some specific things that have helped you guys to combat your depression. I like to read so any books that were helpful to you I would love to hear about. The last book that I really related to was called , Cracked Teacups by B.E. Moore. I'd like to suggest it to you guys but my last message got deleted. They said it was advertising. Yea, I'm advertising that you would find this book helpful.
Any other helpful ideas would be welcomed. I am about to try what they call, "mindfullness meditation," I'll let you all know if it is helpful in another post.
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Well, the only person i have spoken to about my depression is my mum but i don't think she understands. for me, music helps alot.. without it i would be reaaaally down. listening to songs that i can relate to helps alot.... this is my fav at the moment ... YouTube - Nick Drake - Day is Done
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If you learn to concentrate strongly it is impossible to feel depression at the same time. Bliss takes over instead. Yoga and Tantra explains why.

I use this daily and have felt the extreme ectasy when i managed to go very "deep".

Mindfulness is good but in Buddhism etc it is recommended that one master pure concentration first.
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Walking helps me. I know that exercise is always recommended. I think a healthy diet, adequate sleep and exercise will assist in the managment of your mental wellbeing. More importantly though, incorporate a degree of routine into your life which involves these things. For example, structured mealtimes, exercise regime and a sleep pattern. It is always good to operate within a framework.
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Learning psychoanalysis, interpreting my dreams, analyzing my relationships, making sense out of the pain and symptoms I was experiencing.
Sports, physical activities, intellectualizing my feelings, sleep patterns, socializing... stuff like that.
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writing poetry helped me a great deal then, and still does. art is a great way to release ur emtions and frustrations. maybe u should try writing poetry or painting or something like that
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Exercise, though it's gotten harder to force myself to do. I felt great when I exercised 4-5 times a week. Now I am lucky if I get myself to exercise once a week. It's weird that it's hard to force yourself to do something that you know helps...
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Drawing and painting and viewing what other people create really helps me. I also love to watch funny or cute videos on YouTube

YouTube - New York Lottery Sweet Million "Bunnies"
YouTube - Puppy vs. Mirror
YouTube - Sleepy Spudgy

....to name a few

And of course music helps.
YouTube - Samantha James - Rise

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Only one thing has truly helped me with my depression so far. That is, dietary changes. Eat more bananas, drink more milk and eat more turkey. Also increase your meat consumption even this decreases your levels of tryptophan. Because this has helped me. After 70 minutes of walking today, I felt depressed and had lots of bad thoughts about myself. Too fat, too ugly, I might as well die...
I drank a cup of milk and talked to my friends. Then the depression went away. I decided that I DON'T need diet pills or plastic surgery.

If exercise helps you DO IT. But don't overdo it and make sure you drink plenty of milk afterward.
Milk, bananas and turkey all have tryptophan in it which your body then uses to convert to serotonin.
For depressives, a healthy diet is packed full with veggies, fruit, whole grains, meat and PLENTY of milk. Like 3 glasses a day. And Bananas. At least 1 or 2 a day.
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i know this is a big problem for a lot of us though but for me its a cure all.
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