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How can you prevent depression if you're a caregiver?

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There are a few practical steps you can take to prevent depression. Get regular exercise and eat a balanced diet. That can help you avoid illnesses that can bring on depression.

It's also important to call your doctor right away if you feel overwhelmed by your caregiving tasks or notice any changes in your health, thinking, or behavior.

SOURCES: 

Cleveland Clinic.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 16, 2019

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Cleveland Clinic.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 16, 2019

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