Depression is a very serious and severe psychological disease that affects our chemical nervous system in a negative sense, and it can cause feelings of dire hopelessness and extreme sadness in the people affected by it.
Unfortunately, depression is a very common mental health condition that affects a lot of people all over the world. In fact, according to a recent survey done in 2015, an estimated 16.1 million American adults, which is around 6.7% of the total adult population of the country suffer from frequent episodes of depression.
According to statistics published by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), depression is among the most common mental disorders in America and the whole world. The World Health Organization (WHO) published a recent report which shows the scale on which this disease impacts people. According to the report, more than 350 million people, all over the world are affected by depression.
Depression is a very serious issue that is widely misunderstood by people. Depression may be confused with sadness, but it is actually a completely different situation. People need to understand that sadness is actually one of the many symptoms of depression. People should be made aware of the seriousness of depression as in some cases; it can even bring up suicidal thoughts in the patients.
Many people use pharmaceutical drugs to deal with their depression, but these drugs are only temporary solutions; they only alter the chemical nervous system for a while and don’t really fix the actual problem. Here are some natural methods that you can use to counter mild to moderate depression at home.
Eat a Healthy Diet
The food you eat has a very significant effect on your chemical nervous system. There isn’t some sort of magical diet that will cure your depression but eating healthy is a great start to your recovery.
You may have heard the expression “you are what you eat” which is quite right. Eating unhealthy foods will worsen your mood, which is very bad for depression patients. So, focus on getting a healthy and nutritious diet. According to some experts foods which have omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and tuna and foods that have folic acid in them like avocados and spinach are good for decreasing symptoms of depression.