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non-medical strategies for tackling mild depression?

(6 Posts)
poppyhoppy Wed 19-Oct-11 20:32:14

Exercise is a big one, I know.

Balanced diet with fruit and veg and not a huge amount of refined sugar

any others?

ElderberrySyrup Wed 19-Oct-11 20:33:28

St John's Wort

winter outdoor swimming

FrillyDrag Wed 19-Oct-11 23:43:18

Gardening. Helpful for people who are prone to depression in winter as exposure to maximum daylight all year round and always signs of new life in the garden.

QueenofWhatever Thu 20-Oct-11 20:40:35

Have a look at Action for Happiness either on the Internet or via Facebook.

wigglybeezer Sun 23-Oct-11 16:56:39

I am taking Magnesium, Calcium, B vitamins and Agnus Castus (for PMT). Working on improving my sleep issues and have started running (want ot get fit enough to run with friends). I am also keeping a mood diary which is interesting.

reallytired Sun 23-Oct-11 22:00:01

www.livinglifetothefull.com

Numerous self help books, google "books on prescription" to get ideas of possibly useful titles.

Coming off hormonal contraception helps some people.

See if your local children's centre offers any parenting courses. I know this some weird, but many parenting courses use CBT ideas. I did a course on Protective Behaviours which I found useful.

Another source of help is to see what the charity "Mind" offers in your area.

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