Four simple ways to fight depression without medication

Are you at peace? Being depressed can make one feel very helpless but you must remember that you are not alone. Along with therapy, often physiologists recommend medication and high-dose depression treatments, however a lot can be done from your end without the aid of any medication to fight this mental disorder. A few ways to do this is by simply changing your routine, lifestyle, indulging in physical activity and channelizing your thought process to something more positive and nurturing. 

While you may wonder why a medication-free treatment is more sustainable than consuming specific medicines, it is important to understand that tears are healthy. They let you express your emotions just like how you would express when you are happy, angry or frustrated.  While, it is not wrong to prescribe medicines, however, many a times, psychologists tend to yank out anti-depressants when a patient starts to cry. 

This blog will further enunciate five easy and effective ways to overcome depression naturally. 

Plan a routine

Most psychiatrists recommend starting a new routine as this will be something people can look forward to and a set pattern will be created. Depression and other mental disorders can strip away the structure from your life. Everyday may seem like a struggle. Setting daily tasks through routine can be tiny victories that can be added to your progress. 

Rise and exercise

Exercising regularly will boost your endorphins, also known as feel-good stimulators that will certainly have long-term benefits for people who are suffering from depression and anxiety disorders. When a person dedicates a set amount of time for exercising, the activity will encourage your brain to revive itself in a positive way. How much exercise do you need? You definitely need not run a marathon, perhaps exercising 3-4 times a week can be a good start. 

Treat yourself – eat healthy!

Sometimes, depression and other overwhelming feelings can make you overeat or even make you lose your appetite. If that’s case, it is advisable to choose healthier options of food and develop timely eating habits. Research suggests consuming food that contains Omega-3-fatty acids such as salmon and tuna or folic acids food items like spinach and avocado can ease depression. 

Don’t sigh! – try something new

When you are depressed, you may not feel like doing anything, but this is the time you have to push yourself. This could come in small ways. For instance, maybe you could explore a new locality that you haven’t been to, or pick a book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer for any activity or event! Research  has shown that when a person tries something different, it alters the levels of chemicals in the brain, specifically dopamine which is associated with moods such as happiness, pleasure, learning and enjoyment. 

We at Evolve take a medication-free approach through the aid of Neurofeedback Sessions. In this treatment, we use EEG to monitor your brainwaves which is then analyzed to give feedback. We ensure to customize every brain training program and at the end of the session you will be able to process your emotions, thought process and mindset in much clearer manner.  For more details on our brain training sessions visit our subsequent webpage at

Dr. Upasana Gala is the founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training, a Neurofeedback-centered institute that focuses on using non-invasive brain training techniques to maximize the brain's true potential.

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