Depression can strike anyone, anywhere, for any reason, and without explanation. Sometimes it goes away on its own, such as in a case of “the blues” around the holidays. Situational depression is caused by a sudden, unexpected life event — a job loss or the death of a spouse – and usually resolves when you move forward.
But long-term depression with no obvious direct cause and that doesn’t resolve may need help. Allopathic doctors quickly prescribe antidepressants without a second thought after a five-minute visit, but those come with side-effects, some of them major. Antidepressants don’t address underlying causes of depression.
One estimate puts the rate of depressed people over 18 in the U.S. at about 6.7 percent.
Natural solutions are readily available.
1. Sleep. Are you sleeping? If not, fatigue can exacerbate depression. GettingThis post was originally published on this site