You’re depressed. You’ve been trying to find your way out of this dark tunnel, and try as you might, you just can’t seem to let any light into your darkness. You might be suffering from Treatment Resistant Depression (TBD) also known as refractory depression.
While most people suffering depression are able to find relief from prescription medications or a combination of the right prescription medications and therapy, there are those who after consulting with their doctor and therapist, still cannot seem to get on the other side of their depression.
As much as it might feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel for you, if you are suffering from treatment-resistant depression, know there are other options for you to find a place of peace and joy in your life, but you must be open to the idea of trying new things.
People who have depression and are treatment-resistant are able to find a reason to live, happiness, and a fulfilling life, but will find relief, not in medications or traditional therapy. Instead, they find new life in creative alternative approaches to dealing with their depression.
You do not have to resign yourself to a life of never-ending depression.
You have an internal activation system which can heal your body from the inside out. All of us have this and all you need to do is to find out the best way to activate it. Since we are all different (which is exemplified by those who suffer from treatment-resistant depression) you need to be proactive.
Be your own detective and discover what helps to feel better. Experiment and take action to treat yourself. If you find something that works for you, do more of that, until you are feeling better and better, possibly even annihilating your depression single-handedly.
You must be open to other alternatives, try them for yourself, and see how they work for you.
Many people who are depressed and treatment-resistant find relief in many different ways, like exercise and diet. A little aerobic exercise can go a long way in gaining ground in the battle of treatment-resistant depression.
Giving your body the raw materials it needs to effectively treat and balance itself can go a long way to defeating TRD. There are 90 nutrients your body needs for optimal performance and self-maintenance including minerals, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and amino acids.
Balancing your biological system nutritionally can give you a huge advantage and will likely decrease the need for pharmacological intervention.
Other treatment alternatives including supplementation also can have a huge impact on treatment-resistant depression, such as ginkgo, ginseng, magnesium, omega-3, and St John’s wort, among others.
Many people who are treatment resistant find relief from massage therapy once or twice a week which may be connected to detoxification and increasing the body’s natural flow of energy. Treatment-resistant individuals increasingly are responding amazingly well to other energy healing therapies, such as Reiki and Healing Touch. Magnetics are also being recognized in having a positive effect on depression.
Dealing with the issues of the mind and/or reconciling the issues of one’s life is very important for those who might be medically treatment resistant. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), or seeking out a coach, counselor, or consultant can be very effective tools for dealing with the issues associated with balancing one’s life and mind.
For a more holistic approach, those who are treatment resistant find it impactful to integrate a form of spirituality in their personal treatment regiment, for if we are a unique combination of body, mind, and spirit, it just makes sense to include your spirit or soul as part of your treatment regimen.
The power of prayer is undeniable in the treatment of depression though is not popular among the medical treatment professionals, due to the negative press and social attitudes of the highly educated. Nonetheless, the statistics are staggering.
Let it be known that you need have no religious affiliation to enjoy the benefits of prayer and meditation. Regardless of popular belief, God and angles are no respecters of religion, race, or political perspective. This unlimited power is available to anyone. All you need to do is to be open to receive, ask, and it is given to you.
Meet the New You
Following any episode in life, you do not revert to your previous normal state. Every episode brings with it a new understanding, so you find your way to what we call your New Normal, which is more enlightened than the normal which you were more familiar with before this episode.
In this new normal life, you become a better person. Many people who successfully emerge from treatment-resistant depression do so with a new lease on life with a vim and vigor which enables them to transform into an entirely new person altogether.
If this applies to you, you might be surprised to find yourself enthusiastically pondering living a more fulfilling life, achieving your highest and best, discovering and using more of your innate gifts, talents, and special abilities.
By getting in touch with your individual purpose, message, passion(s), and mission you may find yourself living a better life, your best life, and motivated to do your part to contribute more to your local community and make the world a better place.