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How to get rid of depression?

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Last Updated: 08/25/2020 at 6:16am
How to get rid of depression?
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June 20th, 2015 3:35pm
There are many types of depression, some situational, some in brain chemistry, some because of thought distortions or inaccurate beliefs, and sometimes it's a symptom of other health problems. Getting rid of it usually entails a lot of work for the one suffering from depression and even if it's not mostly alleviated, you can learn a number of coping skills. If it's persistent or disruptive in your life, you should consider seeking professional help.
June 20th, 2015 7:33pm
Yes! You can rid yourself of depression. Those who believe they cannot. Have hope. You are managing.
June 20th, 2015 11:25pm
You can get rid of specific episodes of it, but if you're especially susceptible to it, it will probably return at some point. You can reduce the frequency and severity, though, and make sure you have good supports and coping measures ready for when it happens again.
June 21st, 2015 2:36am
I personally don't think anyone can be 'rid' of a mental illness such as depression, but over time individuals can learn to cope and handle their depression and they symptoms it brings, and enjoy daily life in general.
June 21st, 2015 4:13pm
Yes! I think depression is a sign that something in your life needs to change. By figuring out which life factors are contributing to your depression, you can work towards fixing those in order to improve your depression. Making lifestyle changes such as exercising more, eating a healthy diet, and improving your sleep schedule helps immensely! However, often the causes of depression are deeper than that, such as loneliness and living in a poor environment. Dealing with past trauma and other disorders can also contribute to depression extremely. That's why it is important to keep reaching out for support if you are stuck in depression. If you do not have family and friends that can help you, reaching out to a hotline or a professional like a therapist is truly important to recovering.
June 21st, 2015 4:48pm
You can get rid of depression with the right treatment. You can see a therapist, take antidepressants, but you are the main key. You have to try to recover.
June 24th, 2015 2:22am
Although depression can be a devastating illness, it often responds to treatment. The key is to get a specific evaluation and a treatment plan.
June 24th, 2015 4:34am
No sadly you cannot get rid of depression it's not like a flu virus. However you can learn to cope with depression and learn to live with depression.
June 24th, 2015 5:33am
You can most definitely overcome depression. It takes a lot of hard work but it is most defiantly possible. You will need a strong support group and people who are willing to help you get through these rough times. It does not disappear overnight, and though it seems like it WILL NEVER GET BETTER, IT WILL! I promise it will! It just takes work
June 24th, 2015 8:49am
Yes. You can get rid of depression. Depression is a sign of Anxiety,Loneliness and stress. To get rid of them, the best way is Communication.
June 24th, 2015 3:49pm
You can't just get rid, but you can slowly recover. Through natural ways, or medication. But either way, no you can't.
June 24th, 2015 8:14pm
Yes, it is possible to be cured to depression. Between therapy, talking to others, support from friends and family, possibly medications, and self-help books, and positive thinking, you can put your depression into remission. However, just like any other disease, it can still manisfest itself during difficult/stressful times. The important thing is to remember all the tools you used to deal with your depression in the first place.
June 25th, 2015 2:23am
I don't believe you can be completely rid of depression, but there are ways to cope with it and improve quality of life. I.e. prescriptions, keeping a journal may help some people, or exercise among other things.
June 25th, 2015 5:05am
Some people prefer someone helping them when they are depressed. Maybe if you have someone, yes you can. If you prefer not to have some one to help you. You can still get rid of it by start thinking positively.
June 25th, 2015 9:09am
It always comes back but it can go away too so you will have those times where you have depression but you can get rid of it,it comes back though
June 25th, 2015 6:07pm
Coping with depression and managing it is possible through therapy, medications and time. It's a process and while sometimes it can't fully go away it is manageable.
June 26th, 2015 12:07am
I'm not sure if you would say like that, but you can definitely learn how to manage and and deal with it, and eventually live a normal and happy life.
June 26th, 2015 4:34am
Yes.Yes you most certainly can get rid of depression. Nothing is permanent for long. If you get help you can overcome your illnesses.
June 26th, 2015 2:29pm
Depression is a clinical condition just as real as a cold or flu. The key to understanding whether someone has depression or a bad case of the blues is knowing the severity and frequency of the feelings or symptoms. Treatment for depression varies widely from person to person, but there are some approaches that seem to work more often than others. With the right treatments, you may be able to minimize the symptoms of depression and reduce the impact of depression on the quality of your life.
June 26th, 2015 6:33pm
It's possible, the same way running a 300 mile race is possible. It takes hard work, persistence, and occasional rest stops. But it is possible.
- Expert in Depression
June 26th, 2015 9:25pm
of course. Depression is curable if you make the step and go to a therapist, and allow him to heal it.
June 27th, 2015 6:48am
Getting rid of it seems to be a real possibility. There was a time when I wasn't depressed and actively tried to make things better for myself. It's just thoughts. Thoughts are transient. If they are of some pattern this day, they will be of some other pattern on a different day. The book 'Happiness' by Matthieu Ricard speaks about 'state of being' and that sounds reasonable.
Anonymous - Expert in Depression
June 27th, 2015 12:33pm
You can get better, and some can be fully healed and others may have to carry a part of it with them for the rest of their days. It all depends on how much it impacts you
June 27th, 2015 12:33pm
Yes you can, but you have to be strong, and accually WANT to get better. Pills help, but only if your will is getting better.
June 27th, 2015 9:53pm
Yes, I can. Depression now is just a easy enemy for me. I can have faith in me now and keep my toughts free.
June 28th, 2015 1:02am
Of course. Here we have free guides to overcome it, you can also talk to a listener, or seek help from a professional.
June 28th, 2015 1:17pm
With help from professionals and the right medication yes, you can. keeping positive and staying on the right track, eventually you beat it.
June 28th, 2015 4:13pm
Depression is the worst thing that can happen to a person! You need to take a deep breath, relax and write down all the things that make you happy in your life! Live the life you love, love the life you love! ♥♥ XoXo
June 28th, 2015 4:21pm
Yes. It takes time and a lot of effort and often professional help, but it is definitely possible. The dark times you've gone through will be a part of you and might still affect you later in life, but it is possible to get up even when you've hit rock bottom and find happiness again.
June 30th, 2015 12:56am
You can its just hard, you will understand why you have it, and you will soon realise its just in your head