If your doctor prescribes antidepressants, be sure you
take them the way you are told to. Do not stop taking them just because you
feel better. This could cause side effects or make your depression worse. When
you are ready to stop, your doctor can help you slowly reduce the dose to
You may feel better if you get regular exercise.
Being active during the daytime, especially first thing in the morning, may
help you have more energy and feel less depressed.
Moderate exercise such as walking, riding a stationary
bike, or swimming is a good way to get started.