5 Natural Methods to Fight Depression

5 Natural Methods to Fight Depression

Last update: 26 July, 2017

Depression is a multi-factorial condition. This means that its appearance and the impact it has on the life of the individual who suffers from it are influenced by many factors. That’s why, in order to fight depression, the best thing to do is to attack it from different sides…

Recently a lot of importance has been given to the chemical changes that take place within the brain and which are associated with depression. A lot has been said about hormones: of happiness, of stress, everything. Neurotransmitters and their effect on our mood have also been discussed. Now, although this approach is scientific and valid, it is also important to clear some things up about it.

“Depression is a prison in which you are the prisoner as well as the cruel warden.”
-Dorthy Rowe-

Depression produces chemical changes within the brain and vice versa. However, the brain’s chemistry is ever-changing. The quality of our thoughts and the substances we consume are two of the agents capable of modifying the chemistry of our brain. In the case of depression, they increase or decrease the amount of serotonin available.