Lifestyle changes are simple but powerful tools in treating depression. Sometimes they might be all you need. Even if you need other treatment, lifestyle changes go a long way towards helping lift depression; they can help keep depression at bay once you are feeling better.
Exercise is a powerful depression fighter and one of the most important tools in your recovery arsenal.
All too often men with depression tend to isolate themselves because they don’t want to feel like they are a burden on others.
Sleep has a strong effect on mood. When you don't get enough sleep, your depression symptoms will be worse.
Too much stress exacerbates depression and puts you at risk for future depression.
This self-assessment will help you assess whether you could be suffering from depression, based on how you've been feeling over the last fortnight.
If you can't see the tool, please try the Depression self-assessment tool on the NHS website.