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    What lifestyle changes can I make to relive my depression?

    I'm a normal 24 year old with a job and a supportive family.

    What can I do to help relive my depression?
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    My research interests include immunology and the mechanisms of amyloid formation. The latter has implications for people who are dealing with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease … View Profile

    Two life-style choices which have helped me stay in remission from clinical depression are:

    (1) Regular exercise - I walk briskly for about 30 minutes a day. There is fairly good evidence that brisk exercise (apart from its physical health benefits) leads to release of endorphins in the brain - good for improving mood. Also, when I walk I practice mindfulness - just noticing, without judging, the things which I can see, hear and smell when I am on my walk.

    (2) Eating well.  An Accredited Practising Dietitian is worth approaching in this context. APDs are health professionals who can offer advice about healthy eating.

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    Alpana Baruah

    Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist

    I am a Clinical Psychologist. I believe in providing care which is responsive to the individual needs of my clients to promote their psychological wellbeing. View Profile

    I agree with the two lifestyle choices mentioned above as being helpful at improving the mood. It might also be beneficial to see a Registered Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist who can help you explore underlying thinking patterns and/or behaviours which might be contributing to Depression. Short term cognitive-behavioural treatment consisting of 6-20 sessions has a huge evidence base for effective treatment of Depression and widely reported long-term therapeutic benefits. 

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