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Depression News: Supplements May Be The New Answer

Jaclyn Hughes

Depression is a huge epidemic that continues to grow each year. With over 3 million cases being diagnosed annually, this ailment is to be taken seriously, as it can quickly go from manageable to dangerous is many patients. Often, those that suffer from depression are good at not publicizing it. This makes it rather challenging for others around those living with various types of depression to be aware of the telltale symptoms to help them get treatment for their loved ones. Of course seeing a professional therapist is often the best way to address the signs of depression, but there are tons of other new variations of treatment gaining praise such as the use of supplements.

SAMe is one of the supplements that is a popular option for those who have tried commonly prescribed serotonin reuptake inhibitors and not had a ton of success. SAMe has been noted to cure lots of ailments including depression, and has been a prescription medicine in Europe for over 40 years.

Some others to try are Methylfolate, Omega 3, and Vitamin D. Omega 3’s are easy to take in a supplement, or through certain foods such as fish. These work rather quickly too, as many have implemented small changes such as increasing their vitamin D and noticing a huge difference. There has been a lot of press lately on the benefits of vitamin D, and how having a deficiency of it can greatly distort your life. Methyfolate is worth taking for those who have challenges being folate deficient. It’s a B vitamin that can have serious impacts on your emotional well being if you happen to be low on it.

Everyday Health recently brought these supplements up in great detail with regards to how each of them can greatly help those with depression. Always talk to your doctor if you continue to experience depression symptoms over the course of a few days, before your symptoms become severe.

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