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Walker33

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How to help someone with depression?
« on: October 05, 2012, 11:53:48 PM »
Hi everyone, i have a family member that suffers from depression and i would like to help him with his problem but i really dont know how to deal with this problem i would really appreciate if someone can give me an advice on how to deal with this and how to help this person

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Re: How to help someone with depression?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 01:55:59 AM »
Hello, Try these tips:

1. Be On Their Side
2. Give Plenty of Reassurance
3. Give Understanding and Sympathy
4. Offer to Help

My husband suffer from depression and the doctor told him to take prozac for his depression. Make sure you take him to the doctor. :)

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Re: How to help someone with depression?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 09:06:41 AM »
Treating at the earliest can help prevent depression from worsening.

- reduce the stress
- avoid alcohol,smoking
- sleep well
- take the medications at right time
- talk with your doctor
- Excercise
- boost the self-esteem

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Re: How to help someone with depression?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 09:19:53 AM »
I was also using Prozac for almost 10 years..now i am on Pristiq ..Go see the medical practitioner,may be he can decide the dosage or
add something to it. Hope this helps you....

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Re: How to help someone with depression?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 11:52:38 AM »
There are many ways that you can stay out of depression,only if you can control and manage yourself or else you have to consult your doctor.
Follow a good diet, find if you are missing any important nutrient in your body.
Some tips to stay out of depression:
1. Try some depression treatments like yoga, exercise, and meditation.
2. Find someone you can really trust to speak to.
3. Sleep a lot
4. Spend time with positive people.
5. Find time to laugh with your friends or family. Laughing is best to forget everything.

Hope your friend get better soon..

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Re: How to help someone with depression?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 11:27:49 PM »
People that suffer from depression normaly wants space for their own, but dont leave him alone im sure this family member needs all the family support just try to entertain him by inviting him out and try to spend more time with that person hopefuly that can help him out

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Re: How to help someone with depression?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012, 03:37:57 AM »
Thank you all for replying :) I appreciate your help!!