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    Natural cures for depression

    Post by Tom O Brien on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:03 am

    Thought I would start a discussion around depression and all the natural things you can do without resorting to antidepressants.

    The first thing you should do is to do something! Go for a walk, make a cup of tea, open the curtains!

    What do you think?
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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by Dave on Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:51 am

    Tom O Brien wrote:

    The first thing you should do is to do something!

    Totally agree with you, I find when I sit in or do nothing for too long I get a bit depressed.

    Fresh air is great to cheer you up a bit and sunshine as well.


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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by Tom O Brien on Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:32 am

    Meditation for depression;

    Meditation is fairly new to our Western culture. Although meditation has been practiced for thousands of years we in the west are fairly new to the practice of calming the mind and sitting in mindfulness. In many ways, it goes against our culture of ‘doing’ and ‘fast achieving’.

    Studies have shown that meditation promotes significant changes in the brain and body: it enhances your focus, performance, immune system, mood, cognitive measures, memory, visual attention, and much more.

    Psychologists at the Wake Forest University of Medicine studying the effects of “mindfulness meditation” found that it only took four days of training for 20 minutes each day to have a significant improvement in cognitive skills, improvements that were more comparable to results after far more extensive training.

    It’s a myth is that you need years and years of practice, when in reality 10 to 20 minutes of meditation a day can have a huge impact on your life
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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by Tom O Brien on Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:00 am

    Here is a great little video on Mediation;



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    Depression ???

    Post by Cleanfreak on Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:27 pm

    Its easy to say go for a walk and get some fresh air and sunshine but when things are rock bottom and you can see no way out its hard to think about going for a walk or fresh air or sunshine. These are things we take for granted and things that we can have everyday for free but if these were the things we wanted we wouldnt be depresseda all. Evil or Very Mad

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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by derek salinger on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:04 am


    When your in a dark place the last think you want to do is have a cup of tea or go for awalk
    most people just go to bed and even do you cant sleep just hope you feel a little better when
    the next morning comes.I think what works for depression is talking .The worst think you can
    do is to bottle it up.






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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by Tom O Brien on Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:16 am

    derek salinger wrote:
    When your in a dark place the last think you want to do is have a cup of tea or go for awalk
    most people just go to bed and even do you cant sleep just hope you feel a little better when
    the next morning comes.I think what works for depression is talking .The worst think you can
    do is to bottle it up.


    Ah, but you haven't tried my tea! bounce

    No but your right, I understand, its hard when your in that situation.

    There is too much stigma attached to begin depressed and people are afraid to talk about it. I think your point about talking to someone is great advice. Thanks rendeer
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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by Dave on Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:48 am

    Tom O Brien wrote:
    derek salinger wrote:
    When your in a dark place the last think you want to do is have a cup of tea or go for awalk
    most people just go to bed and even do you cant sleep just hope you feel a little better when
    the next morning comes.I think what works for depression is talking .The worst think you can
    do is to bottle it up.


    Ah, but you haven't tried my tea! bounce

    No but your right, I understand, its hard when your in that situation.

    There is too much stigma attached to begin depressed and people are afraid to talk about it. I think your point about talking to someone is great advice. Thanks rendeer

    There is alot of stigma attached to being "depressed" but everyone has been at one point or another in there life, some people probably just choose not to deal with it because they feel they will be judged and that only makes them feel worse..

    Find someone to chat to if your depressed, usually just saying it to someone else or seeing there perspective is enough to give you a major boost
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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by deaf joe on Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:10 am

    there are too many people depressed around cabra... gets me down sometimes, theres nothing to do must of the time, just go to the pub
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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by dayo on Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:21 pm

    Talking is the a good way of getting help.BUT alot of depressed people isolate them selfs theyed need family members to help:(
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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by abbieruby on Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:29 am

    I think talking to someone you trust can really help, Smile
    u might even break a smile or laugh, which is really Smile
    the best medicine xx Laughing
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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by Dave on Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:30 am

    yeah i agree laughter is the best medicine..
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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by abbieruby on Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:52 pm

    deaf joe wrote:there are too many people depressed around cabra... gets me down sometimes, theres nothing to do must of the time, just go to the pub

    It's not just Cabra it's everywhere xx Rolling Eyes
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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by Dave on Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:20 am

    abbieruby wrote:
    deaf joe wrote:there are too many people depressed around cabra... gets me down sometimes, theres nothing to do must of the time, just go to the pub

    It's not just Cabra it's everywhere xx Rolling Eyes

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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by deaf joe on Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:21 am

    thanks for trying to cheer me up Embarassed but there is not enough help for people around the area who are depressed.... can we form a support group?
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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by Dave on Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:57 am

    deaf joe wrote:thanks for trying to cheer me up Embarassed but there is not enough help for people around the area who are depressed.... can we form a support group?

    I dont see why ya couldnt..
    its a good idea.

    I say do it.

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    Re: Natural cures for depression

    Post by teena12 on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:25 pm

    Depression is the condition when the person is mentally disturb. At such situation a cup of tea will give you the temporary relief but the diet and exercise will be helpful for the long term effect.

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