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Is there a quick-fix for depression?

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October 31st, 2014 4:18am
I don't think so. Depression is very complicated and I don't think anything could work to quickly fix that. And it certainly won't last. I suppose if you were depressed, say, because you were lonely and then entered a relationship (romantic, platonic, etc.) then perhaps you would feel better, but generally those prone to depression will find themselves back at that low point if they don't work on their depression and the deep underlying psychological causes.
November 1st, 2014 12:35am
No, but sometime just drinking tea or hot chocolate and listening to music or watching a movie can really help. ESPECIALLY if you have someone to cuddle with or skype etc, etc.
November 2nd, 2014 2:50am
No, there is no quick-fix for depression... depression requires a long treatment, with the help of a therapist.
November 2nd, 2014 7:49pm
There's no quick-fix solution for depression, but it can be managed and eased in many ways , including exercise, counselling, medication, meditation, diet, group therapies, even simple outlets such as drawing or going for a walk. It is a case of finding a routine that works for you, as everyone is different. Friends and family can also be a great support network.
November 3rd, 2014 10:27am
No, because depression isn't a problem that quickly occurs. Exercise, healthy eating, good relationships, and talking to someone can help alleviate its effects though, in addition potentially to therapy and professionally supervised medication.
November 5th, 2014 6:27pm
There is no "Quick fix" for depression, Try to talk to someone you trust and try to overcome what the problem it.
November 6th, 2014 8:51pm
No, there isn't a quick fix for depression. Depression is sadness over longer time and the person suffering from depression should see a therapist or talk too someone, depression is a serious problem that must be taken seriously and that person will need help over longer time.
November 7th, 2014 1:10pm
There is no quick fix but there is support and help out there which will make you feel 1000x better about life.
November 9th, 2014 4:07pm
There is no quick way to get over depression. That's going to take time and practice, you wont get over it straight away. Sorry if thats blunt but it's the truth. You will just need support from people around you and be able to talk to them. Over time it will get better, it may take long but it will be worth it in the end
November 10th, 2014 6:18am
Although I would have loved to say that there was an easy way to deal with depression, sadly the reality is that there is no quick-fix. Yet, it's not that it can't be fixed soon. If you have the intent to deal with it, then you will solve it.
November 11th, 2014 1:13am
No there are none sadly. But there are many things you can do to help combat depression. I think the best thing to do is find a friend that will support you.
November 11th, 2014 10:47am
No, there is no quick-fix for actual depression but there are definitely ways to manage and support yourself through it.
November 12th, 2014 1:31am
No, there is no quick-fix for depression. It takes a lot of time to over come depression. Sometimes you need more then just medications too get better. But theres only bandaids. No real quick-fix.
November 15th, 2014 12:38am
I don't think that there is a quick-fix for depression. I think it's something that just gets better over time if someone can learn how to help themselves out of it. It's complicated, it's not an easy thing to cure like a cold. It takes time and a lot of care for yourself.
November 16th, 2014 8:38am
I honestly do not think their is a quick-fix for depression. I mean, we can do tiny little things that make us feel better, but if we do not tackle the reason as to why we became depressed in the first place, it will always linger around. It's great to have a support group because that way the depression doesn't become too extreme. At the same time, depression does take time to get over and it varies for each and every person.
November 16th, 2014 4:24pm
I don't believe there is any quick fix for depression, it is a lifelong struggle but you are not alone, and thankfully there are many ways to manage it. I suggest you try exercise and setting goal/reward systems for yourself. I also recommend you visit our depression support chat, and if it ever feels like its getting to be too much, speak to a professional.
April 2nd, 2015 4:10pm
I don't believe that there is a "quick fix", but that each person takes their own individual time to recover. Some may take a couple of weeks to recover, while others will take years. Everyone has their individual ways of recovering also. It depends on what they think helps, and how long it takes.
May 27th, 2015 3:29am
That is only temporary relief. There are no quick-fixes. To relieve depression, it can take a long time to really heal.
June 29th, 2015 3:32am
Depression is a very complicated condition that has no magical quick fix; however, with treatment and a good support, getting better is very possible.
July 28th, 2015 11:20pm
No. There are treatment options: therapy, medications, hospitalization, homeopathic, exercise, self help books, life coaches, prayer, and more. And even with treatment, you may never 'fix' depression. Some people have one episode of depression and some have multiple episodes throughout their lifetime. While exploring treatment options, you may find options that help and some that don't. You may experience some personal growth.
August 11th, 2015 6:03pm
no there is never a "quick fix" for depression...................................................... (sorry for the dots)
August 11th, 2015 6:44pm
no, it takes awhile, but if you keep working it can come faster than not working at all. it is hard.
August 24th, 2015 9:17pm
It's never a quick fix to anything, nothing is going to change over night, but as long as you work towards changing the issue at hand, your depression will be more manageable.
August 31st, 2015 1:21pm
There are no quick-fixes for depression. There are, however, ways to increase the speed of recovery. Like daily routine activities and excercising.
December 8th, 2015 2:31am
no its a long term fix but it will be worth it at times its hard and you want to give up but its never a quick fix.
December 21st, 2015 8:53am
I think, you just have to keep reminding yourself that every day you are a day closer to feeling better. Also try thinking about the happiest moment you have ever Experienced, and remember the joy you had at that moment. Don't give up and get well soon !!
December 21st, 2015 5:29pm
When we feel down, we typically don’t want to interact with others. This is partly because we don’t want others to see our negative side, but it’s mostly because we don’t think that hanging out with others is really going to help us feel better. just call one of the “favorites” on your smart phone and make a plan to meet. Tell them about what is troubling you to get you started—even a short chat with a close-friend can significantly improve your mood.
January 4th, 2016 2:30am
Sometimes depression can dissapear quickly after a sudden life threat that rapidly changes perspectives (i.e. surviving a plane crash). What is clear is that fixing depression requieres important changes in life.
January 19th, 2016 6:04pm
There is zero quick fix for depression. Medication can feel like a mask drawn in front of your face. Self help books are as good as the effort and energy expelled into them, and they can take months even years to discover your self worth. Depression comes from where you are, the season you're in, and the journey you are on. You have not chosen the wrong journey, but your spiritual guides have tasked you with an experience to bring a higher power so you can enrich others in their path.
March 1st, 2016 1:51pm
Depression takes a while to get over. You can't be depressed one day and then get up perfectly fine the next. However, there is many things that can help you if you're depressed. Talk to a counselor, a family member, a close friend that you can trust, or a listener on 7 cups. We're always here for you, and there's many other people, too. Create friends at school that you can talk to, or even talk to your teachers.