Thousands of people are affected by depression symptoms every single day, and if you are among these people, you may feel like you have nowhere to turn. Having said that, you need to know that assistance is out there.
You should not rely on plant-based products alone like St. John's wort. Studies of herbal products reveal that they are much less effective than pharmaceutical medication, particularly for severe depressive disorders. If you're cautious about using prescription medication to deal with your depression symptoms, try talk therapy as a first-line treatment. You could sit down with a trusted friend or family member. Preferably someone that you trust. Then just let out whatever is on your chest.
Some people have turned to cbd to help with their depression. However, it has been a hit and miss cure. If you do decide to go this route then check with your doctor to let them know what you are taking and how many milligrams you are using daily.
A choice you have apart from prescription drugs is physical activity. Regular exercise is extremely important. Studies have shown that 40 minutes of regular exercise every day has a great success rate in treating depression. Regular exercise may be as helpful as prescription medication. Some ways to get extra exercise without carving out time to drive to the gym is to park your car or truck well away from the store or you could take the stairs instead of an elevator. You could even ride your bike to the store or to work. Whatever you can do to add that little bit of extra activity will help tremendously.