Antidepressants vs Natural Cures

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Depression is one of the most common medical illnesses in the United States. So common that it was given a nickname, “common cold.” Depression is more than just having the “blues’ being “down in the dumps” or experiencing temporary feelings of sadness we all have from time to time. It is in fact a serious condition that affects a person’s mind and body. Depression impacts all aspects of everyday life including eating, sleeping, working, relationships, and how a person thinks about him/herself. People who are clinically depressed cannot “will” themselves to feel better or just “snap out of it.” It takes a combination of prescribed medication, Natural remedies, and psychological help to fully treat Depression. One in every three people who are depressed actually seek treatment and 80-90 percent of those who seek treatment feel better within a few weeks. If you do not receive treatment, symptoms can continue for months or even years. I am going to inform you of the different types of Treatment for Depression. Many people choose Antidepressant medication as a treatment because that is the first thing their doctors suggest. Antidepressant medication may relieve some of your depression symptoms, but it also comes with significant side effects and dangers. What’s more, recent studies have raised questions about their effectiveness. Learning the facts about antidepressants can help you make an educated decision about what’s right for you. Most mental health experts agree that when depression is severe, medication can be helpful, even life saving. Other studies show that the benefits of depression medication have been exaggerated. When it comes to mild to moderate depression, antidepressants are only slightly more effective than Natural Cures. They altar chemicals in the brain like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine causing the body to be more prone to side
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