4 Ways To Reduce Depression Without Medication

2012-02-24 | |
Last updated: 2012-02-24

Fighting Depression By Having Goals

One last important means for fighting depression without medications includes activities involving the setting of goals. Researchers from Ohio State University found that patients who were trained in multiple sessions in order to learn to identify and meet personal goals were able to reduce their levels of depression. The ability to gain some control over life was enough to reduce the feelings of despair that depressed patients frequently feel.

Conclusions

While medicine continues to make advances in treating numerous medical conditions, the treatment of depression is still not very effective except for the most severely depressed. Many pharmaceutical medications are no better than placebos and the result is that patients can suffer with depression with few options for recovery. Because of this, the growing understanding of ways to treat depression that do no involve medications continues to be important.

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