Depression is related to mental health and not a sign of personal weakness. Depression can affect a person’s feelings, thoughts, behavior and overall health. Reacting to losses in one’s life is natural. When this feeling stops the person from doing his/her daily activities then it is a symptom of depressive disorder.
Depression can happen to anyone and at any age. A person with symptoms of depression will experience a low mood. They would be preoccupied and have poor concentration and memory. When the severity increases they experience psychotic symptoms such as delusion or hallucination.
Depression has to be treated at the right time. One cannot ignore depression thinking that it is just a passing mood. There are different forms of depression like major depression or Dysthymia, manic-depression or Bipolar Disorder and it is very important that different depression cures are required for different forms. Generally, medication, natural cures, self-help and cognitive behavior therapy forms part of depression cures. Counseling by professional psychologists can treat depression. Some depression forms have to be treated with both counseling and medication.
Depression can be treated by natural cures. Food plays an important role in moods. Some foods like banana, turkey, low fat dairy products and soy food can boost serotonin in your brain that helps you improve your mood. Herbal treatment is one of the best cures for depression. Extract of Hypericum perforatum is said to be very effective in curing depression with fewer side effects.
Exercise is very effective for mild to moderate depression. Exercise helps in increase endorphins in your brain that boost your happiness. Exercise helps you to stay physically healthy and feel good and that in turn improves your self-esteem. Meditations, yoga, art therapy, exposure to sun shine are some of other natural cures for depression. Improving self-esteem, support from friends, books and web sites about depression comes as a curing way for depression. Behavioral Therapies are also generally recommended as cure for depression. This therapy helps you in curing depression and help in coping with problems and stress. These change the way you react to situations that may lead to depression. So getting into depression in life again can be avoided by getting treated through Behavioral therapy.