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(36) Depression

 Seasonal Affective Disorder Light Therapy

Light Therapy


Light therapy for SAD

I do get quite depressed during the dark winter months. Medication helps but I don’t want to take it every year. What else can I do?


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(37) Depression

Food and Mood: How Diet Affects Depression (Mental Health Guru)



My friend is a vegan and insists my depression will be better if I go on an exclusive diet. Is she right?


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(38) Depression

 Aromatherapy Essential Oils : How to Use Aromatherapy for Depression


Alternative modes of treatments

Are there any other alternative treatments that help depression? What about reflexology and aromatherapy?

Reflexology and aromatherapy are extraordinary parts of complementary medicine. We cannot explain how they could work, but depressed people can feel better in various ways after this sort of treatment. All sorts of claims are made about them but there is no firm research evidence yet.


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(39) Depression

Depression Treatment: Psychiatric Hospitalization


Hospital treatment

Depressive illness as we have seen is common and very varied in its severity. Sometimes hospital admission is necessary either because the ill person is unable to care for themselves and risks serious physical harm by self-neglect, or there is a risk of harm by suicide.


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(40) Depression

Psychiatrist vs Psychologist


Hospital staff

 What is a psychiatrist? Are they the same as psychologists?

A psychiatrist is a medically qualified doctor, with a special interest and further training in (psychiatry) dealing with emotional and behavioural disorders and mental illnesses.


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