Thursday, 07 March 2013
How to manage depression without resorting to anti-depressants
People suffering from depression are often given two choices – medicate it or deal with it. One expert, however, believes there is a third option.
“Those suffering with depression were considered to be self-indulgent and self-obsessed,” said Dr. Gregory Jantz, a licensed mental health counselor and author of Living Beyond Depression (www.drgregoryjantz.com). “Their dark moods were responded to with little patience or understanding. People with depression were often counseled to just ‘cheer up!’
When the ‘get-over-it’ method didn’t seem to work, increasing numbers of sufferers turned to medication. The use of Prozac and other anti-depressant medication has recently skyrocketed. But there is another way, and it doesn’t involve prescription medication, or any of the other age-old ‘remedies,’ such as alcoholism, drug abuse, promiscuity, eating disorders, self-mutilation, and other compulsive behaviors.