This infographic on fighting depression without medication notes 1 in 10 Americans take anti-depressants. From BestCounselingDegrees.net, the chart called 'How to Fight Depression Without Pills' emphasizes a more natural approach to battling the mental illness.
Exercise not only improves your physical health, but also helps with fighting depression as it increases endorphins, boosts self esteem, reduces pain perception and stimulates the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, according to a new theory. The guide suggests partaking in physical activity like running, yoga or hiking. Additionally, 45 surveyed stroke survivors with depression noted their symptoms reduced with a 10 week strength training program. In another study, 34 out of 65 women who did yoga twice weekly for two months experienced a significant decrease in their depression.