An effective method for treating severe depression can be the combination of two antidepressants or the addition of another substance (anticonvulsants, thyroid hormones, estrogens, folic acid, etc.). Behavioral psychotherapy recommends that patients perform only pleasant activities and completely eliminate painful and unpleasant ones.
Cognitive psychotherapy works in conjunction with behavioral techniques to eliminate cognitive distortions of a depressive nature, as well as pessimistic thoughts that impede useful activity.
In the treatment of severe depression shows physical activity, music therapy, art therapy, hypnotherapy, meditation, magnetic therapy, aromatherapy, light therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, sleep deprivation.
Viktor Frankl was the first to attribute the absence of the meaning of life to the causes of the disease. And those reasons that the sick take for true - divorce, loss of work, lack of money are catalysts that accelerate the development of depressive disorder. Failure to understand the meaning of life, as well as its absence, leads a person to mental illness. Always do what makes you happy, and do not confuse pleasure (bulimia, immense sex, alcohol) with the meaning of life. The true meaning of life lies in happiness. And you can get it by developing your soul, staying only on a positive, letting friendship, love, gratitude, respect into life.
Severe depression, what to do? Force yourself to move, walk a lot, run, because movement is life.
Choose a relaxing sport. This can be table tennis, jogging, cycling. Exercise will trigger the production of endorphins, which will improve your mood. Be sure to take control of personal emotions, control yourself, controlling your energy. Resort to a violent smile, laugh. Mechanically staying in a smile, the human body also releases endorphins, which are responsible for happiness. The brain does not understand: you are sincere at the moment of a smile or not, and continues to produce the hormones of happiness.
A very important moment in the treatment is a balanced diet enriched with various vitamins. A depressed person is able to absorb a lot of food in a short period. It helps, but only for a while, and then deterioration occurs. Knowing what properties have products, you can achieve the desired result. For example, paprika, spinach, lettuce, cabbage - improve mood. Milk, beer contains a morphine-like substance. Bananas are rich in serotonin, giving a person a feeling of joy, ease. The presence of endorphins, which excite a person, is noted in chocolate. And all the sweets that have glucose in the composition, can make a person more cheerful.