How Can I Feel Better With Depression?

Question by Tori1315: How can I feel better with depression?
I have been extremely depressed for a while. I have been taking antidepressants and anxiety pills but nothing is helping. I have tried praying, exercising, and many other things but my depression is still there what can I do to feel happy again?
And I God does exist!
Sorry I mean God exist!

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Answer by ***
praying won’t do anything. god doesn’t exist.

Answer by PeggyLuXXX [Hell 1 : Heaven 0] ?
Hi there,

Personally, I found that with my Depression, only Anti Depressants helped. You may find you go through several until you find ‘The One’.

Listed below is a list of types of Depression and the general symptoms of Depression. To be diagnosed you need 3 or more of the ones listed. See if you relate to any of them. If so, make a list and then take it to show your Doctor. He may be able to recommend other Therapies/Medications to you.

Other things you could do are simple things like making sure you get plenty of sleep. A nice cup of hot cocoa made with milk can naturally make you tired. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and if you are like me and don’t like water, drink flavoured water. Develop a positive attitude. Look at yourself in the mirror and repeat to yourself “I am a good person”, “I can beat my Depression”, “It doesn’t own me”. Make sure you look good every time you go out. For example, wear make-up (FeMale) or style your hair (Male). Anything to show you’ve made an effort. Have a shower first thing in the morning to liven yourself up. Try using Original Source Mint & Tea Tree shower gel. It feels icy and zingy all over your body and certainly makes you have a spring in your step. The perfect wake-up call for when you’re feeling tired and sluggish in the morning. Great if you’re not particularly a morning person. Get plenty of hugs. Hugs make you feel good. It shows love. Giving and receiving. Do something for somebody… Even if it is giving your change to charity. You know like if you have £5.24.. Give the 24p to the charity box. Think about seeing a Chiropractor. Your back may be out of line and you don’t even know it. It does wonders for your posture and lifts your mood immensely.

Anyway, getting back to Depression………….

There are many types of Depression such as…

Major Depression (Uni-Polar Depression).
Manic Depression (Bi-Polar Depression).
Chronic Depression (Dysthymia).
Atypical Depression.
Postpartum Depression.
Seasonal Depression (S.A.D).
Psychotic Depression.

But general symptoms of Depression are..

Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day.
Feelings of worthlessness or guilt almost every day.
Impaired concentration, indecisiveness.
Insomnia or Hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) almost every day.
Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities nearly every day (called anhedonia, this symptom can be indicated by reports from significant others).
Psychomotor agitation or retardation (restlessness or being slowed down).
Recurring thoughts of death or suicide (not just fearing death).
Significant weight loss or gain (a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month).

Take care.

Lin. xXx

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