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How To Change Your Brain To Reduce Depression Symptoms

Posted May 06 2009 11:13pm

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As many of you know when someone is afflicted by an anxiety disorder usually the anxiety brings along friends like depression.  Like anxiety, depression can be a very nasty mental ailment that not only impedes your life but can also cause great harm.

As a result, vigilance and action are a must.  Now some of you take synthetic medications like antidepressants to deal with both anxiety and depression and if it works for you sweet.  But for those of you that are more into the natural “green” modes of therapy let me suggest this LINK.

For those of you on the run here is a brief recap of natural supplements and vitamins that have been proven effective for depression in some people.

  • L- Tyrosine
  • L-Phenylalanine
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Folic acid
  • Magnesium
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Ginkgo

If you want some more details on these vitamins and supplements visit this LINK (same as above).  This is a short list of course, there are other supplements like Omega-3 fatty acids, or 5-HTP tablets that could also be effective.

For those of you that follow this blog you might be asking yourself, “but Paul I’ve heard you say this before”, and my answer would be, “yea, I know”.  No but seriously I truly believe that some people could be helped by the more natural anxiety/depression remedies.

In addition, I’ve recently had a nasty bout of depression and had to remind myself ( like I did here ) that I have to go back to the basics sometimes to reach my desired state of normalcy i.e., not hyper-anxious.

Like many others sometimes I get lazy and fall off the vitamin bandwagon.  In yet other times I feel so much better that I forget that I have to continue to be proactive when it comes to staving off a case of bad nerves.

Much of anxiety and depression is horrible but also cyclical.  And if there is anything that we can do to soften the downturns of our anxiety cycles then I say we should do as much as safety and reason will allow.


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