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What do the Medical Journals Reveal on Curing Depression? (Step by Step Guide)

What Depression Treatments Are Available?

Are There Natural Cures for Depression?

What Are The Symptoms of Depression?

What Are The Causes of Depression?

What Can I Do For My Postpartum Depression?

What Is Teenage Depression And Why Does It Happen?

What Self Help Can I Do for Depression Recovery?

How Best Do I Help A Loved One With Depression?

What Is Bipolar Depression?

Does Therapy Work For Depression Recovery?

What’s The Buzz on Omega 3s for Depression?

Does Light Therapy Work for Depression Recovery?

Does Exercise Affect Depression?

How Safe is Depression Medication?

What Are Some Basic Depression Action Steps?

Is There a Depression Diet I Can Use?

"5 Facts You Need To Know About Depression"

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Are non-fish sources of omega-3s (flax,etc.) effective in combating depression? 
Are non-fish sources of omega-3s (flax,etc.) effective in combating depression? I am vegan, and I am having problems with depression. My diet is probably …

I don't know what to do, please help 
Well I had written here before, my boyfriend was getting slowly better, he started going to a psychologist, he was going to enter some martial arts classes …

finally i know i am sufferring from depression 
I have been suffering from depression since 2006, there are so many reasons behind it. One unpleasant event after another and I couldn’t control my self …

What are the BEST natural supplements to take for Depression? 
I have suffered from anxiety since 2003 and most recently depression for the past two months. My husband just got a job promotion and we need to move two …

access to ebook?? 
Hi I'm trying to get access to the ebook (6 Powerful Steps to Cure your Depression) but every time I try to register, it says I have typed the word at …

Bringing a depressed person out of denial 
I have a close family member that has been in a major depression for nearly a year. He spends nearly all day every day in bed, he has no job, he doesn't …

my parents just don't get it 
why don't my parents take my depression seriously? i was diagnosed at age 11 with depression, anxiety, and ocd. i have since been diagnosed with adhd …

depression due to loss 
I met with an accident last year and broke three of my front teeth although doctors say they can be crowned I feel constantly depressed coz I have lost …

I am actually bipolar is there a cure? 
I am not merely depressed, I'm bipolar! Is there a cure? ANSWER: Most people would tell you no. However, there are currently thousands of people …

For a friend .. 
Hellooo Mrs.Ellen... I just want you thank you ahead for taking your time to help us through difficult/confusing times and sorry for asking you questions …

natural 5 htp dosage for depression? 
how much milligram of 5-htp did you take during the three month period? ANSWER: Thanks for your question. I started with 50 mg because I was on …

I don't want my parents to know I am depressed... (I'm 17) 
Is it possible not to go to a doctor because my older brother had been depressed for a whole school year and did not go to school. I'm sure they'd get …

How can I help my friend who has postpartum depression? 
How can I help my friend? She just had a baby-the doctor put her on medication today--no more nursing. ANSWER: I'm sure she may be beating herself …

Why can't I get out of feeling of not wanting to get up, not even wanting to do anything at all?  
I have no appetite but only crave junk food. What can I take that is a natural cure? I get even more depressed on antidepressants. I take omega 3, 5-htp, …

How do I help my husband with his depression? 
What can I do for my husband when he is so low and feels useless? ANSWER: When a person is suffering the torment of a stressful, depressive or anxious …

Will my depression ever go away? 
I'm so tired of fighting this depression. Can there be something that I'm not doing that I need to do? ANSWER: Don't give up! Take my depression …

How to make people who you love understand? 
Having Depression,coming to truths with how long you just kept it in and try your best everyday. How to be able to free yourself and come out with how …

Do sun lamps produce Vitamin D? 
I live in the Pacific Northwest where it rains all winter. I have severe depression and the summer months helps alot. I know book lites help but do they …

How do I approach my doctor about discontinuing medication? 
Hi Merri Ellen, I'd like to discontinue my daily dose of fluoxetine, especially after reading so far in your e-course. Truth be told, I am afraid to …

SAMe dosage Not rated yet
What is the dosage of SAMe for depression? ANSWER: Thanks for your question. Here are some helpful links... http://www.cure-your-depression.com/same-dosage-fo …

My friend doesn't want to go see a doctor Not rated yet
I have done just about everything I can for my friend who has depression but she's not getting any better. She refuses so go see a doctor even when i have …

Living with depression Not rated yet
I've been depressed since I've been a teenager I'm 61 now, have 3 adult children, 3 grand kids ,I've battle depression for so long how can I ever live …

what can i do to help my husbend Kick his depreshion with out medication or only natral meds? Not rated yet
My husband is so depressed. every question i ask him is always same. He shrugs his shoulders and stares out the window. He has times he is happy, like …

9 Easy Tips to Being Happier Not rated yet
Being sad and feeling depressed is in itself depressing. Sometimes you cannot help being sad, but you should not let that feeling overpower you. You have …

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It's getting worse Not rated yet
Hi, thanks for your previous answer, I prayed last night and plan on doing it again and again, but I need more advice. My boyfriend's grandmother became …

How to help when you're apart? Not rated yet
Hi, my boyfriend has been depressed for a while now, he tells me some of his problems but we don't live in the same city, we talk through chat and I don't …

Professional Workers and Depression Not rated yet
When someone works in the police / security field and has a "secret" government security clearance, carries a gun, and all the powers of that field, and …

husband diagnos clinical depression Not rated yet
Dr. gave him cipralex 10mg,after 15 days on cipralex no change in his condition,Is this common? ANSWER: To learn more about antidepressants, read... …

your story...Can I still have a baby... Not rated yet
Hello, I am going through something I experience for the first time in my life. I had been a happy and positive personality all my life, but not lately...Last …

Social Anxiety disorder  Not rated yet
You suggested writing down 3+ friends and trying to be a better friend to them right? Well what if I have NO friends due to (literally) a life time of …

5-htp when to start Not rated yet
hello ive been Paxil free for 5 weeks and was only on prozac for 3 weeks and just stopped it 6 days ago. when can I begin taking 5-htp? im already taking …

Effects of 5htp Not rated yet
I have been suffering from depression and anxiety for about 6 years now and have been on every antidepressant out here. I am currently maxed out at 200mg. …

Abilify withdrawal = weight gain and suicidal thoughts Not rated yet
My boyfriend suffers with depression.(always has) he was taking Abilify and help him a lot. was outgoing wanted to do a bunch of stuff.... but, started …

Is it Possible to be Born With Depression? Not rated yet
I seem to have had mild to moderate depression all my life. With the occasional severe bout thrown in. It’s hard to explain. I don’t get for example, a …

Rational depression due to an empty marriage Not rated yet
I feel that my depression is rational and cannot be cured. My wife of 25 years and I love each other. After 20 years of what I thought was mismatched …

brother is on too many meds? changed completely Not rated yet
Hi, there. My brother has been diagnosed with depression. Now things make more sense...for years we thought he was just thoughtless and irresponsible. …

Can depression be more than 7 years? Not rated yet
I diagonised depression at the age of 17. Since than it brings ups and downs in my life. what is the parmenant solution to it? ANSWER: Yes, you can …

health and depression Not rated yet
I am a recovering acoholic FOR 20 MNTHS .Stopped drinking due to health problems.Was very actived worked had a life . Now i am unable to work and just …

what is going on? Not rated yet
I had serious depression about 2 years ago(tried to take my own life),everything has been fine and over the last couple of weeks im gettin the same low …

how long to take 5 htp? Not rated yet
how long can you safely take 5htp? Do it lose it's effectiveness after a while? ANSWER: Hi Rick, I only had to take it for only a few months …

avoid sugar / eat banana Not rated yet
in one place you told us to avoid sugar also in banana but in another article you told us to eat banana ? which is correct? ANSWER: Sorry for the confusion. …

Help for Depression Not rated yet
I have so many problems in my life I feel like just ending it all. I have no one to talk to. ANSWER: There is hope! Choose one of these options... …

lexapro depression medicine Not rated yet
how do i get off lexpero i want to stop taking it ANSWER: Please talk with your doctor about weaning off antidepressants. Do not try this without their …

I don't have a question right now..... Not rated yet
.....but I do have a thank you for keeping on sending me these e-mails and for keeping on reminding me that I am worth it! Thanks for the encouragement.....and …

STILL CONFUSED ABOUT OMEGA 3'S.. PLEASE HELP Not rated yet
I have been taking salmon oil capsules for the past few days. On the label it states "1000mg" however on the back when I read the EPA and DHA levels... …

Depression is a sane response to our world..? Not rated yet
I have been diagnosed as chronically depressed for most of my adult life. I have tried many things to "cure" myself but nothing works for long, if at all. …

Why am I different? Not rated yet
So far I'm on step 2 for you cure fore depression, Diet exercise and vitamins. I hang around a bunch of guys who don't exercise, eat pizza and drink beer, …

SAM-e dosage for depression? Not rated yet
I started taking Sam-e several weeks ago. Began with 200 mg and am now up to 800 mg (800 mg, I read somewhere is the minimal amount for therapeutic value). …

is depression social anxiety and sad too? Not rated yet
Is Depression part of social anxiety disorder and sad (Seasonal affective Disorder) ? ANSWER: Anxiety and depression are closely linked in so many …

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How can i fight Anxiety, Deep Pain and Death Bed Malady caused from deep depression? Not rated yet
Hello Mrs Ellen, I have been through deep depression periods during some periods in my life and i have been trying to do my best alone not to give up …

what type of therapist for going through depression? Not rated yet
I am currently on a waiting list to see some form of therapist. (I have been diagnosed with depression for a very long time, I am only 21 years old.) Also, …

how do I talk to others about my feelings during depression? Not rated yet
HOW DO I CORRECTLY VENT TO OTHERS ABOUT HOW I AM FEELING? ANSWER: When you speak with a counselor, just talk and let them walk you through questions …

can I be cured after 20 years of depression? Not rated yet
Can someone who has been diagnosed with major depression and on antidepressants for 20 years get off of them and just use natural supplements? ANSWER: …

formation of depression types Not rated yet
I think it would be beneficial for the scientific community and mental health professionals to formally create types of depressions, and then create …

natural remedy of depression? Not rated yet
what is a natural cure for depression? ANSWER: Take our cure depression e-course to go through all of our research to learn more. Plus, be sure …

Purpose in life & depression Not rated yet
Hi Merri Ellen, I have been suffering from depression for several years doctors have prescribed it as a social phobia, I have recently started to use …

your sources of research? Not rated yet
Hi there. I've just started your e- course and am interested in whether there are references to the research articles that inform each step? Many …

I over sleep Not rated yet
Hi Merri Ellen, I am glad i have stumbled on your website. I have read your first ingredient which is to improve sleep and get enough of sleep. However, …

Too much serotonin for depression? Not rated yet
Can you have to much serotonin? or produce to much? ANSWER: This is called serotonin syndrome and it happens when when you’ve taken one or more medications …

Primrose oil for depression? Not rated yet
Hi Merri Ellen, I found a site helpguide.org teaches you how to eat healthy. They suggest primrose oil for depression and moodswings. Have you heard …

There are so many green teas what one should I drink? Is there caffeine in green tea? Not rated yet
There are so many green teas -what one should I drink? Is there caffeine in green tea? ANSWER: Good question. I'm afraid there doesn't seem to be …

could you tell me what brand of fish oil you take and where to get it?  Not rated yet
could you tell me what brand of fish oil you take and where to get it? ANSWER: I personally take Ascenta Fish Oil as it is listed in the IFOS (International …

What kind of Vitamin D do I take for depression and how much? Not rated yet
Can I take fish oil with vitamin D and what kind of D do I take and how much? ANSWER: Fish oil contains an excellent source of Vitamin D! Selected …

Why am I a depressed mom? Not rated yet
“The mood changes with my kids, husband and me. One day I feel ok next day or minute I’m down hill. I have 2 boys a 4 yr old and a 2 month old and I feel …

I am just enquiring about the ebook i purchased... Not rated yet
I am just enquiring about the "Simple Truth on Curing Depression" ebook i purchased from you - i haven't yet received the link ANSWER: Thanks for …

What kind of fish oil to take and how much? Not rated yet
What kind of fish oil supplement do I take and how much? ANSWER: Look for a brand that will give you 1000 mg of EPA and 500 mg of DHA per day. This …

Why are so many Doctors so uneducated on depression, meds etc.?  Not rated yet
Why are so many Doctors so uneducated on depression, meds etc.? The following answer is from Allan Cassels, drug policy researcher, University of Victoria …

Will I ever be able to get off of my Lexapro? Not rated yet
“Will I ever be able to get off of my Lexapro. Why does the Lexapro make me sick, dizzy, and spacy feeling? Why is it that if I stop taking my Lexapro …

How do I get better without medication? Not rated yet
How do I get better without medication?ANSWER: "There’s much we can do without drugs to treat depression and anxiety, especially of the moderate sort, …

My daughter suffers from depression for 10 years. How do I get her help?  Not rated yet
My daughter suffers from depression for 10 years. How do I get her help? She won't take anti-depressants. ANSWER: Hmm, perhaps you could begin by …

Can I achieve happiness and clear thinking? Not rated yet
Can I achieve happiness and clear thinking? ANSWER: Yes. You can learn optimism! “Optimists live a life that is driven by trust, not fear and …

Why can I not beat depression on my own? Not rated yet
Why can I not beat it on my own? ANSWER: A question I’d like to ask is, “Why do you think you HAVE to beat depression on your own?” For some reason, …

How do I deal with depression and is there any cure? How can I get rid of it for good?  Not rated yet
How do I deal with depression and is there any cure? How can I get rid of it for good? ANSWER: Yes! There is a cure – not just a cure that worked …

Why don’t my antidepressants work?? Not rated yet
Why don’t my antidepressants work?? ANSWER: Former depression sufferer Chris Green has a great answer to this question. He's written an article entitled: …

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What kind of depression do I have??? Not rated yet
What kind of depression do I have??? ANSWER: Depression is caused by a lack of health in a few different areas of our lives. The following articles …

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