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Are there any alternatives to the traditional treatments for depression that you can try?

Some people with depression prefer non-drug approaches to help them manage their condition and feel better. Natural treatments and home remedies may be good for milder forms of depression. But there’s no hard evidence that they’re effective for moderate to severe depression.

Talk to your doctor about which complementary and alternative treatments might work for you.

A health treatment that isn’t considered standard Western medical practice is referred to as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). These can be anything from diet and exercise to mental conditioning and lifestyle changes

including:

Acupuncture
Aromatherapy
Biofeedback
Chiropractic treatments
Guided imagery
Dietary supplements
Hypnosis
Massage therapy
Meditation
Relaxation
Yoga