Has anyone here recovered from light to mild depression without medication? What were your tricks or natural meds?

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No man, don’t do this

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Exercise and reading worked for me but it boiled down to keeping myself busy with non-work related stuff. If I’m busy I didn’t have time to sit down and go down a rabbit hole of self deprecation and overanalyzing.

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Yes, I noticed that! Reading interesting books again started to help me.
I think it’s just a matter of shifting the focus a bit more and controlling anxiety that comes along with other techniques

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Finding an agency where I can actually be open about the struggles and not have to hide them or be looked down upon for it has been the best thing for me. The sense of relief that comes with telling your CD and partner you need a sick day for mental health reasons and know it’ll be treated like a cold or something is immeasurable.

That and weed.

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CBD. I would give it a try. Research doses. Find what works for you. If not that, try working out. Or do something you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t. For example a show or an exhibition. Something that stimulates your mind. I’ve found all of the above helps me recover from mild depression/sadness.

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Yes CBD without THC. For me, it makes me feel uplifted and lasts for quite some time.

Do something you enjoy: socialising, entertainment, sex, etc.

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regular exercise and intramural sports

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Yup. Stop drinking, eat healthy (ketogenic in my case), and start working out 3-4 times a week. My depression and anxiety symptoms are almost 100% gone. ✌️

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I joined a running club and made workout part of my regular routine and it helped me tremendously.

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For me, it turns out I was vitamin D deficient. I started taking vitamin supplements and use a happy light when I spend too much time in the office and not enough time in the sun. Helped a ton. Good luck!

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Meditation. Started hard with a vipassana meditation retreat and fully integrated it into my life.

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I started meditation and noticed it got better. I should make it a priority. I’ve been wanting to do Vipassana but it’s hard to do that because I have a small child. Maybe when he is older. Did you take the 45 days retreat?

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Hey OP, wishing you luck with this! I’m attempting this now. The way I see it, medication isn’t magic, and you’ll still have to put in work to not feel “artificially happy/content”. So why not start by seeing how far you can get without the medication?

As some pointed out, exercise and CBD are helpful. But you should also foster things that bring you joy. Try and identify behaviors you use as a crutch to avoid real life. For me those are tv bingeing, video games, weed... If I find myself trying to avoid the stress by engaging in mind numbing activities, I try and work on a passion project instead.

There’s good days and there’s bad days. Open up to someone who cares about you. They’ll be a great help during the bad times and can help keep you accountable.

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Thank you so much, very great advices. Yes, I noticed I’ve been Tv binging and phone binging. I need exercise back and some artistic activities. I’ll try that first.

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Nature, working out, stop drinking and eating healthy ✌️

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If there has been any alcoholism or addiction with family or friends, I highly recommend the support group Alanon. It provides a healthy perspective on how to deal with almost any issue, whether it is directly connected to the substance abuse - or not. I was able to get off medication through this. Actually, any 12 step program can lift your spirits if you give it a chance, even if you choose to use medication as well.

Eating healthy and excercise

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