Are you being treated for moderate or severe depression by a doctor? Your physician probably prescribed for you some sort of antidepressants. Here are some common side effects of antidepressants:
- increased appetite or weight gain
- loss of sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, and decreased orgasm
- fatigue and drowsiness
- dry mouth
- blurred vision
If you are experiencing any of these side effects and are sick of it, there are some healthier alternatives. Study after study has shown that exercise has shown to promote mental health and reduces symptoms of depression. Regular exercise has the same effects on the mind as some medications, like Setraline. Other things that can help with depression are eating a healthy diet, support optimal brain functioning with essential fats, like AdvoCare’s OmegaPlex, which has high quality Omega 3’s, and get plenty of sunshine! One study found that people with the lowest levels of vitamin D were 11 times more prone to be depressed than those who had normal levels. Vitamin D deficiency is actually more the norm than the exception, and has previously been implicated in both psychiatric and neurological disorders.