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Alternatives to anti-depressants?

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I was taking anti-depressants for about three years and have been off them for almost a year now but have been struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide. I don\'t want to go back on the pills because they make me feel like I don\'t feel anything, but then I don\'t want to feel like this anymore. I\'m 22, live at home and my parents don\'t think I\'m lazy when really most of the time I have trouble just getting out of bed.


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replied May 29th, 2010
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Thanks for using this forum....

The best way to get out of depression is doing something productive for society or yourself..or engage in some activity you love or are passionate about..you will forget about depression once you are addicted to your passion/work..

take care...


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