Depression has turned many people’s lives into darkness. It is a very complex mental illness that is made more difficult by social attitudes. According to a study conducted in 2010, it is the second leading cause of disability in the world and an estimated 34 percent of people in Pakistan are suffering from depression, unfortunately they do not have good treatment options.
What Can Be Done in Such a Case?
When people lack knowledge and treatment for depression, the best course of action is caution.
Some recent research has shown that people in areas with more sunshine are less likely to suffer from depression.Try to spend at least 30 minutes in the sun every day, especially in the morning. During this time you can go for a walk or stay at home and do some work in a sunny area.
Exercise is just as important for good health, but it can also help prevent depression. You can include Cardio Vascular Exercises in your routine. Apart from this, one can also opt for brisk walking and more strenuous exercise. Another method is to walk at a moderate pace for the first 50 seconds of the minute and then walk briskly for the last 10 seconds. Complete 30 minutes like this.
Your social circle, friends and relationships with people can also be a great way to avoid depression. Try to be around people with whom you have a good mental harmony and you can trust them. Strong relationships can protect you from depression.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Some cognitive behavioral therapy techniques may also be used. These will inculcate in you the ability to solve problems without mental stress. Try for 3 minutes every day to write down a problem and then write down 3 solutions. That way you can actually use these answers and not let the problems overwhelm you.