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Action Plan Step #5: Manage Depression Symptoms

Stick with a schedule that includes regular exercise, set sleep and wake times, showering, and socializing. "Stick to your schedule, and eventually these things will become enjoyable again," he says.

It may take a while before you start to feel better, which is a normal part of learning how to manage your depression. Use these tips -- along with support from your doctor and therapist -- to help you manage your depression symptoms and feel better.