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Q. What are natural or alternative ways to beat depression?

I keep reading about how depression is caused by 'chemical imbalances' in the brain, and it feels like I don't stand a chance at beating it without going on Anti-depressants, but I don't want to go down this route cause I'm worried about the side-effects. Can anyone suggest natural ways to beat depression that don't involve medication?
A1Here are couple of alternative ways to treat depression:
http://www.theindian.co.nz/testing/default.asp?page=509
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/926049/top_10_ways_to_beat_depression_naturally.html

but if all of this doesn’t work- I recommend medical help. It can help you immensely. It’s much better then walking around with depression.
A2According to the National Institue of Mental Helath (NIMH), research has shown that St. John’s wort can interact unfavorably with other medications, including those used to control HIV infection. On February 10, 2000, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory letter stating that the herb appears to interfere with certain medications used to treat heart disease, depression, seizures, certain cancers, and organ transplant rejection. The herb also may interfere with the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Because of these potential interactions, patients should always consult with their doctors before taking any herbal supplement.

A3St. John’s wort: The National Institutes of Health conducted a clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of the herb
in treating adults who have major depression. Involving 340 patients diagnosed with major depression, the eight-week trial randomly assigned one-third of them to a uniform dose of St. John’s wort, one-third to a commonly prescribed SSRI, and one-third to a placebo. The trial found that St. John’s wort was no more effective than the placebo in treating major depression.

Q. what are the name of those popular pills i hear about to beat depression?

ACommon drugs used to treat depression are usually of the SSRI family. There are many names, depending on your place. These drugs are prescription drugs, i.e. prescribed by a doctor, so if you have any questions or seek to use them you should consult a doctor.

A list of anti-depressive drugs may be found here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/antidepressants.html

Q. Please suggest me the natural or alternative ways to beat depression without taking any antidepressants?

I suffer from clinical depression yet never tried antidepressants due to the fear of getting addicted to them. Please suggest me the natural or alternative ways to beat depression without taking any antidepressants?
AHi, I felt so when depressed. Later I tried psychotherapists and psychologists and that has really helped me to come out from depression. You need to exercise regularly to keep you fit and healthy. All the best!

Q. I'm 55 years old .I did holter-heart test, and the finding:once in 24hours-svt-13 beatings in freq.till 152/mi

this svt in my auricle. I have got this info.just two days ago, so I still not met a doctor. What I suppose to expect? and what you suggest to do?
AIt means that some pathologic electrical circuit in your atria is producing a rapid heart rate. Depends on the specific type (supraventricular tachycardia encompasses several different conditions), it may be treated with drugs or other therapies.

You may read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/000183.htm
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