Top Antidepressant Alternatives

Managing Mental Health Disorders the Natural Way

Millions of individuals across the nation struggle with depression and other serious mental health problems. Many individuals seek the help of prescription medications in order to manage their condition but oftentimes, these very strong medications come with adverse side effects and risks. Adverse side effects can take a huge toll on the wellbeing of the individual as well as their family. The number one leading disability on a worldwide scale in depression while only 40 percent of those who have depression seek help for it.

What are Your Options?

When it comes to effectively managing depression and other mental health disorders, there are several natural remedies and ways to deal with the disorder rather than turning to prescription drugs.

Some of the top alternatives to help manage depression which have proven to provide long-term relief from common symptoms are:

  • Daily Exercise
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Partake in Mindfulness
  • Social Support
  • Get Adequate Sleep
  • Eat Healthy Food
  • Spend Some Time in the Sunlight
  • Have Patience and Perseverance

It’s important that individuals partake in these coping mechanisms on a daily basis in order to reap the benefits of holistic and natural remedies. Therapy and counseling have also proven to be very effecting in managing depression as well as other mental health disorders. When an individual is able to speak to a professional about their struggles, they are better able to cope with their condition. These specialists can also give imperative insight into how to better manage the often difficult symptoms of mental health disorders. 

Prescription Medication is not Always Necessary

Managing your depression is possible without the aid of strong prescription medication. The unfortunate aspect of prescription medication is that they come with a host of side effects which are often experienced by a large percentage of those who take these pills. In order to properly manage these side effects, another prescription medication may be prescribed which can cause dangerous interactions.

Co-occurring disorders are also a risk when an individual struggles with depression. Oftentimes, individuals who struggle with depression are at a higher risk of developing a substance abuse problem because they are looking for ways to cope with their symptoms. What this does is create more problems that need managing and it becomes a slippery slope into a very dark place. It’s important to realize that prescription drugs do not cure you, rather, they are a way to help you manage your symptoms so that you can carry on living your everyday life. Unfortunately, too many people experience the harsh side effects of these pharmaceuticals and it hinders their health and wellbeing. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health disorder to a co-occurring disorder, it’s imperative that they seek natural and holistic ways of managing their disorder. When you manage a disorder in a natural way, there are little to no side effects experienced making you feel better about the steps that you are taking to manage your condition. 

Sources:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

https://medlineplus.gov/depression.html

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About the Author

is a proud alumni member of WhiteSands Treatment. After living a life of chaos, destruction and constant let downs, Mark was able to make a complete turnaround that sparked a new way of life. He is serious about his recovery along with helping others. At WhiteSands Treatment, we offer support to you in your homes or when you are out living in your daily lives.