Category Archives: Treatments for Depression

312. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize is a folk song that became popular during the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s. It could just as well be a marching song for following Jesus. Jesus tells us in … Continue reading

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307. Depression, Anxiety, and Your Thyroid

If you are depressed or anxious, the first thing you should do is see a doctor for a complete physical, including a thorough blood workup…before taking medication or seeing a psychotherapist. Among a number of physical conditions that can cause … Continue reading

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306. 150 Minutes a Week

One in ten Americans take antidepressants. Two to three hours a week of exercise can replace pills for those mildly to moderately depressed and augment medication for those with severe depression. Here are some facts about exercise: Aerobic Exercise Releases … Continue reading

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304. Top Ten Treatments for Depression

I recently came across a book called Back from the Brink by Graeme Cowan. It contains interviews with people from all walks of life who suffer from severe depression or bipolar disorder. In the book, Cowan summarizes what he discovered … Continue reading

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301. Healing Troubled Hearts

In John 14:27, Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled,” but two chapters later He tells us that, “In this world you will have trouble.” Those of us who have suffered from depression and other dark places know what … Continue reading

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298. Stopping a Suicide

What would you say to a young man who told you he was about to commit suicide? “Don’t do it. For God’s sake, don’t do it.” And you’d read all about him the next day in the newspaper. People who … Continue reading

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288. Exercise for Depression

Exercise can go a long way in treating depression, according to a study at Duke University. A control group was assigned different treatments and researchers found that three sessions of vigorous aerobic exercise were about as effective as daily doses … Continue reading

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