Best Ways to Beat Depression Naturally

13 proven therapies for depression (15 Photos)

Stacey Colino on Oct 18, 2011 at 4:31PM

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Best Ways to Beat Depression Naturally

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Why Pills Aren't Always the Answer

Judging by the fact that antidepressant use increased nearly 75 percent in the United States from 1996 to 2005, you might think that it’s drugs or bust when it comes to treating depression. But that’s not the case. It’s true that medication is often an integral part of treating serious depression, but lots of nonpharmacological treatments can help, too. “For major depression and bipolar disorder, the most effective treatments are psychotherapy plus medication, which should be discussed with a physician,” says Carol Landau, Ph.D., a clinical professor of psychiatry and medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. For the more minor end of the spectrum, here are 13 remedies that can help on their own or with medication.

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