Medications: Anti-depressants are a common choice. Anti-depressants are drugs that are designed to re-establish proper brain chemistry. It has been found that anti-depressants are safe, but you need to consult your physician before taking them. Anti-depressants can be given by your physician and usually are taken in the morning before you get into anything that could stir up emotions. They work by altering the chemistry of your brain. They can take a couple of weeks to build up in your system.
Talking therapy is a treatment for depression. Talking therapy aims to help you understand what is causing your feelings of sadness, loss, or perhaps anger. By talking about what you are feeling you are able to help restore the proper chemistry in your brain. You will be able to help restore proper chemistry with positive statements, actions, and thoughts.
There are also relaxation techniques. These can be learned by yourself, but you are also encouraged to find a therapist to teach you these techniques. A therapist may be a good match for you, to help you find the best combination of techniques that will work best for you. Some relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation have shown to be good for depression.
When you are feeling depressed it is important to find your own support system. This can be done by talking to your family, friends, or a counselor. Whatever you use, it is important to make sure that you find someone that you like and that you are comfortable with.
The most important thing is that you find that support system that is good for you. Once you find that support system that you feel comfortable with, you will feel less depressed. Make sure that you use people that have similar values and goals. You should also make sure that you are able to express your feelings in a manner that is comfortable for you.
Make sure that you maintain a regular schedule. If you don’t, you will begin to feel depressed. This is because depression affects sleep habits, thus you will begin to feel more tired at night and during the day. This can leave you feeling more depressed.