Clinical Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain; it is treatable with significant dietary changes and supplements and, sometimes, counseling. However, as with any ailment of the mind, treatment takes time. During this time, it’s crucial for your comfort and wellbeing that you learn to cope with your depression symptoms as they fade.
Dealing with depression requires a slightly different approach than does, say, dealing with an anxiety disorder; the disease is a vicious, self-perpetuating cycle. Health Recovery Center, a biochemical depression treatment center, gives some insight into breaking that cycle below.
Looking for a Way Out
The more depressed you are, the less energy and motivation you have to fix your mental state, and the more depressed you will be. It’s a self-confirming cycle. If left untreated, this cycle can sap the joy out of everything in life, from friends to vacations to hobbies. It can make existing feel flat and grey.
Full depression recovery, as stated above, is possible with nutritional supplementation if the cause is biochemical, or counseling if the cause is psychological. That being said, there are things you can do to ease both your symptoms and the recovery process—yes, even if your mind leads you to believe that you are powerless.
● Speak up. Depression thrives off guilt, shame, and isolation. Speaking with people you used to enjoy can help beat back these feelings, if only for a moment. Yes, connecting with others while depressed is hard, especially when all you want to do is compare yourself to them or curl up in bed. However, loved ones can challenge the negative thought patterns that depression brings with it, either directly or indirectly. Staying connected socially, even if it does not bring you joy in the moment, is a big part of depression rehab.
● Eat well. Though depression can make cooking for yourself all but impossible, a healthy diet alongside the aforementioned nutritional supplements will help to restore your brain to its chemically healthy state. Avoid refined sugars and white flours, and supplementing omega-3 and 6 daily can help combat fatigue. See a specialist at Health Recovery Center for more detailed supplement information.
● Get moving. While this might be the last thing on your mind when you’re depressed, exercise has scientifically proven mood-boosting effects. Even a walk around your house can help you see things a little more clearly.
For Depression Treatment that Works, Contact Health Recovery Center Today
We understand the frustration you may have with traditional depression treatment methods. If you’re ready to give your body the nutrition and resources it needs to recover, contact Health Recovery Center of Minneapolis at 800-554-9155.