Ask Deepak: When Antidepressants Don’t Work

What can you do when you have depression and antidepressants don’t work anymore?

Depression is a very complex problem. When depression is severe, you need to take antipsychotic medications. Situational or contextual depression is very common and is a milder version of clinical depression. The best way to deal with that is to parcel your time correctly. Make sure you have enough time allocated to sleep, to play, to exercise, to work, to nurture your relationships, and to meditate. Among all of these activities, exercise is extremely therapeutic for people struggling with depression. You can also try cognitive therapy, which has proven very effective for many people.

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