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How can I help myself treat depression relapse?

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While you can't just "shake off" your depression, you can certainly take steps to improve your mood and outlook. Be sure to get the right amount of sleep and steer clear of alcohol and illegal drugs, which can worsen depression.

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: "Depression."

National Institute of Mental Health: "What Is Depression?" 

Reynolds CF III. , 2006. New England Journal of Medicine

Kornstein, SG. 2008. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics,

Nierenberg, AA. 2003. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: "Depression."

National Institute of Mental Health: "What Is Depression?" 

Reynolds CF III. , 2006. New England Journal of Medicine

Kornstein, SG. 2008. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics,

Nierenberg, AA. 2003. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

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