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How To Cure Depression. Depression really is a modern age disease. If we take a look at this graph we can see
that the average rate for depression for the generation of people who are currently over
the age of 60 is 10%. which when you think about it is pretty darn
high. However, if you look to the left each of these
lines represents another generation. The generation of people who are currently
45 has a rate double that of the 60-year-olds generation. The rate of depression is 20%. And if we look to the far left the generation
that is currently around the age of 25 (which is most of you guys) is already at 25%. If we assume this line continues at the rate
is it, it’s estimated that 1 in 2 people will have experienced depression by the age of
60. that’s half of the population. There’s definitely an issue here. And it’s very apparent that this issue is
caused by the massive changes in society today. Because the generation of people who are currently
60 years old lived a very different life from you guys. They had no access to the internet, no smartphones,
there were no forms of social media like Facebook and instagram, there was no way to order things
right to their frontdoor. It’s clear that depression is caused by this
sudden change in environment. So what exactly can we do to cure depression? Well, a professor by the name of Steven Ilardi
dedicated his entire career to figuring out this question. He and his team conducted dozens of studies
and came to a conclusion. There are 6 things you need to work on in
order to cure your depression. These 6 things are all results of the massive
amounts of change that we’ve undergone in the past couple of decades. 1. Physical Activity Physical Activity is something we used to
do A LOT of. If you think about it not too long ago we
were busy out in the fields tending to our crops all day or in the woods hunting for
food. On average we used to exercise for at least
4 hours a day. Think about your own life … how many hours
are you exercising per day? Most people with office jobs have virtually
no exercise. This is a huge difference, But just how effective
is the exercise in regards to treating depression. Well…Researchers compared Zoloft (which
is one of the leading pharmaceutical drugs on the market right now) with aerobic exercise. In this case, it wasn’t even a lot of exercise
it was only 30 minutes of brisk walking, 3 times a week. The patients who were prescribed the exercise
did just as well as those who took the medication. Funny enough the patients on Zoloft were found
to be 3 times more likely to become depressed again after a 1 year follow-up. One of the reasons why researchers think exercise
is so effective is because of what it does to your brain. When you exercise important neurotransmitters
such as dopamine and serotonin have increased activity levels. These same neurotransmitters cause depression
when they are at low levels. And These are the same neurotransmitters all
those anti-depressants out there are targetting. So why take those drugs when you can just
exercise and have the same result, without any of those nasty side effects, and on top
of all that having a healthier better looking body. 2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids The supplement community is often split between
which supplements you should take. However it’s almost universally accepted that
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (which usually comes in the form of Fish Oil) is a must have supplement. Hell even famous Olympic swimmers were asked
if they could just take one supplement for the rest of their life, almost all responded
with Fish Oil. But why exactly are Omega-3 Fatty Acids so
beneficial? To understand this you have to understand
how our body deals with fats. These two fats are called essentials fats
because we are unable to produce them on our own. We must get them from outside sources. Omega-6 fats are pro-inflammatory while Omega-3’s
are anti-inflammatory. Omega-6’s are found in grains and seeds, animals
that eat them or are fed them, and especially fast food which is cooked in them. Omega-3’s, on the other hand, are found in
grasses, plants, algae and the animal that eat them such as fish and free-range animals. The ideal balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3’s
is anywhere from 1:1 – 3:1. This is the balance that most of our ancestors
were able to maintain with their natural diets. But when researchers looked at the ratio in
modern day Americans they found that our ratio was a whopping 17:1. This means the average American is heavy on
the inflammatory side, and that’s never a good thing. Because if you look at all of the major diseases
that plague the modern world like cancer, heart disease, allergies, they’re all under
the category of inflammatory diseases. So with this knowledge scientists hypothesized
that maybe if you started supplementing Omega-3’s you could combat all of this. They conducted dozens of studies and found
that not only did people who suffer from depression feel better. But this supplementation also helped with
a variety of other diseases like the ones we just mentioned. They found that the ideal dosage for those
who have Depression is 1000-2000mg EPA (which is one of the acids in Omega-3’s). Something very important to note is that if
you do decide to purchase fish oil supplements you must refrigerate them or else they will
oxidize and essentially become toxic for your body. You must also make sure the brand of fish
oil you are purchasing uses some method to purify the oil, as the majority of fish nowadays
are farm bred and contain many toxins. 3. Sunlight Sunlight is very important for 2 reasons. The first reason is fairly well known, and
it deals with a special little vitamin called Vitamin D. Vitamin D comes from your skin
when it is exposed to sunlight and is primarily responsible for things like your bone health,
your immune system, and muscle health. However, researchers have also found that
a lack of vitamin D will cause problems such as cancers, diabetes, and especially mental
health. Vitamin D is actually becoming a very big
problem as so many of us are spending more and more time indoors. In fact, over 40% of people nowadays have
a vitamin D deficiency to some degree. That’s a lot of people. So that’s reason number 1 to getting more
sunlight – in order to get more vitamin D. Reason number 2 is something that you wouldn’t
really expect. See there’s something very special about sunlight
that normal indoors light can not provide for us. Sunlight is many many times brighter than
indoors light. It turns out that our bodies need sunlight
in order to set our circadian rhythms right. This is essentially the bodies internal clock
that makes sure you feel tired at the right time, makes sure you get certain hormones
at the right time and makes sure you feel sleepy at the right time. All of these problems have been shown in studies
to be a direct link to depression. Imagine feeling tired all day and being unable
to sleep. These are common problems that most people
with depression have. The only problem is that this clock needs
to be adjusted all of the time. If you were to lock yourself in a black room
your body’s clock would start malfunctioning. You’ll think it’s day when it’s night and
your hormones will be all over the place. We need bright natural sunlight at least once
a day in order to set these clocks right. Research suggest simply walking outside when
the sun is high for just 10 minutes can properly adjust your cycadian rhythm and combat all
these potential side effects. 4. Healthy Sleep Researchers found that disrupted sleep was
one of the most potent triggers of depression. They found that people who slept at extremely
abnormal times that differed every day were more prone to developing depression. This means that if you’re the type of person
who stays up all night watch shows or playing games you fall into this category. Healthy sleep translates into 7-8 hours of
sleep with some people being outliers. One of the big complaints that you guys probably
have are, “well it always takes me forever to fall asleep, so I can’t really control
how much sleep I get.” there are a couple of simple tips to combat
this. 1. Don’t use a computer or phone an hour before
you plan on going to sleep as it prevents the production of melatonin the hormone which
makes you sleepy. 2. Only use your bed for sleep and sex. This programs your brain to associate it with
sleep 3. Do activities during the day. The ideal day, which is something that our
ancestors had was packed with activities so that by the time it was bed time, they were
able to fall asleep easily. 5. Anti-Ruminative Activity Researchers found that the more we ruminate
(which is essentially thinking about the past) the more likely we are to get depressed. You might think well it’s perfectly normal
to think about your past a lot isn’t it? Well in small quantities it’s fine but with
uprising of technology and the internet more and more people are spending more time alone. The problem with spending time alone is that
you tend to ruminate A LOT. You think about something embarrassing that
happened over a year ago. You think about how you used to be bullied
in the 5th grade. It’s these types of thoughts that can bring
you into depression if repeated enough. In order to combat these researchers suggest
that you find engaged activities to partake in. This covers a wide spectrum of things such
as any social gathering like clubs, sports, parties. This also includes Any Solo engaged activities
like working on your art/projects. The great thing about finding engaging activites
is that they are exciting enough that you don’t really have time to think about the
past. And if they are engaging enough, by the end
of the day when you’re about to go to sleep you won’t spend an hour in bed rolling around
thinking about that time so and so said something mean to you. You’ll be tired enough that your mind will
be quiet and you’ll quickly to sleep. 6. Social Connection The 6th and final factor is probably the most
important Social Connection. We humans are social creatures, we’ve always
stuck in groups. What made us so durable as a species was our
ability to work as a team and overcome any obstacle. This level of teamwork meant humans used to
spend the majority of their days with other humans. This is not the case anymore. In fact Half of Americans report having no
close friends (Smith-Lovin 2006). There are countless studies that support the
idea that having a strong social network is vital for a healthy life. In fact a recent sutdy conducted by the University
Of Michigan found that bonding with other humans releases certain hormones that reduce
stress and anxiety significantly. Researchers have also found that social isolation
will literally cause your brain to shrink. Socializing is simply THAT important. One of the main reasons I believe social connection
is such a big problem nowadays is due to a lack of face to face interactions. We spend so much time on social media communicating,
but we barely spend any time face to face. Communicating over social media isn’t nearly
as satisfying as speaking with someone in person. At a biological level this is true as well,
the hormones produced in online social media interactions is singificantly different than
the ones produced face-to-face. Humans need to be face-to-face in order to
build long lasting trust and a deep relationship. Socializing and making friends is something
that requires practice and tons of calibration. Nowadays we can hide behind screens and talk
via text. The ability to interact with someone face
to face is a skill that is rarely ever practiced. Luckilly for you it’s my job to teach you
as much of these skills as possible. Which is why I have dozens of videos on this
subject that I will link to in the description below. And that’s it these are the 6 factors you
need to keep in mind in order to combat your depression. These 6 factors have been shown time and time
again to work, so I’d advise you to take them very seriouslly. If you found value in this video make sure
you subscribe and hit that bell icon. For those of you that want to learn more about
building healthy social networks and improve your social skills checkout this video right
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100 thoughts on “6 Ways To CURE DEPRESSION

  1. I think the man in the video is talking about depression which is not caused by the surroundings but a chemical imbalance in the brain or maybe recurring thoughts that make you feel bad rather than environmental factors i suppose these tips would be useful to some people who are experiencing chemical imbalance but honestly idk i think depression is so draining environmental or an chemical imbalance this video would help more with sadness than depression from my perspective

  2. Preventative cure..
    Not getting a gf, who you fall completely for, leave you and 100% move on… these last 7 years away from her have been torture, honestly. I still can't get over her, and she even has a husband, and a baby.

  3. I’m a kid and I have seriously bad depression I hate hanging out with my friends I hate eating everything tastes plain I wanna sleep all day but I can’t I alway overthink I sweat a lot even if I’m in shorts tank and the fans on and I don’t even sleep with my blanket on I have bad mood swings I feel bad about my self and I hate myself I feel bad for other but I don’t feel bad for myself,I don’t sleep at all I can’t it’s hard I’m abused and I’m cussed out I have so much stress I hyperventilate a lot water helps me calm down tho

  4. Having survived severe depression which lasted 10 years I realised that a way out is a mindset change – a redefinition of your life from the important pieces remaining from a shattered life and what you discover in the core of your being. Depression is spiritual fire that burned away all the trivialities in my life to make me know what is really important from what is not. In short it simplified my life and taught me Wisdom. Nowadays nothing shakes me anymore. Will be going into motivational speaking.

  5. I am really tierd i cant live anymore my brothers bully my body and my heart i am a human i want to live normally😭😭💔💔💔 i am crying while typing this sorry if type wrong i cant see from my tears

  6. Can we all explain to our parents that we go through depression harder than them, that's why they can think that they can push us how far they want without even noticing we are actually about to kill ourselves. They are all telling us we don't improve enough. My mother, made me quit one of my favorite instruments because I wasn't improving fast enough. And I've lost my teacher, friend and skills. And if you are reading until now, thank you for understanding me.

  7. Depression is because of narcissism and the emotional impact. Has nothing to do with gadgets but the subliminal messages that is oppressing us as we have limited resources. We need to realize we have developed personality disorders from being systematically abused and heal from within.

  8. That vitamin d being absorbed via sunlight it terrible advice. Melanoma kills. It's the most deadly and rapid growing cancer. And he is telling ppl to basically damage their skins DNA to absorb vitamin d. If ppl actually knew that the amount of vitamin d you can get via sunlight is hardly enough to suffice. The risk of getting skin cancer by far outweighs sunlight being a suitable source. Ppl need to stop listening to advice on social media and seek out mental health experts

  9. I respect your opinion but I disagree, depression was still prevalent back in my grandparents time but it wasn’t accepted like it is today, so no, depression isn’t a recent issue.

    Also yikes, you aren’t a doctor and you’re telling people
    to not take antidepressants and exercise instead.

    And you fail to even mention any kind of self care for mental health. If these were real depression “cures” a lot of people would be “cured” .

  10. I started writing my toughts and I realized that most of what I write are insults toward myself, my depresion comes from never really be at peace with who I am.

  11. I have depression.
    I have social anxiety.
    I am insecured.
    I don't have a lot of friends.
    I don't hang out with my friends A LOT.
    I like staying in my bed doing nothing wtf is wrong with me?
    I smell like beef

  12. There is no cure it's there and it sticks there your happy one minute sad the next Angry one minute happy the next Depression follows along with other disorders like bipolar and anxiety

  13. Make sure when you get omega-3 to get a true Omega-3. most of them just has to but don't forget to look for that missing Omega. It's the one that helps mostly with the heart. I exercise everyday and I take a independent fish oil just for it, basically for my bones and joints, but remember about the missing Omega. If you don't get all three don't get it at all. Could be worse rather than better for you. Just saying

  14. I have depression.. I Don t know how it started. I don t use social media, obvoiously i play games alot and spent much time on PC. But now i tryna spend more time outside or less time playing games. It didn t helped me at all.. I still feel that feeling that i want to be allways Alone. The only thing that mains me mental healty is ma Little brother.

  15. Vid:Exersize
    Me:Parents dont trust outside world people and animals
    Vid: Omega-3?
    Me: Allergic to fish and any animal from ocean
    Vid: Sunlight?
    Me: Remeber the first one?
    Vid:Healthy sleep
    Me:I. . . cant. . . sleep
    Vid: Stop Looking in the past be social
    Me:Anti social
    Vid:Still be social
    Me:Im lonely…😢😢😢

  16. I have an on an off depression. It comes and stays for 2-3 weeks then it goes and the comes back. And when I have it it’s a horrible feeling. I feel suicidal, negative thoughts, bad dreams almost every night. A feeling of coldness on my left arm. These types of stuff is very hard to describe it to ur family cuz they are not going through. I haven’t taken any anti-depression meds and I don’t want to be on them. Whenever I eat junk food or oily foods for period of time and my sleep is bad it makes me depressed and feeling of lost 🤕😢

  17. I need to do every single one of this things to feel better, and I already knew I had to do’em. What I didn’t know is that NOT doing them was actually making me feel as bad as I do.

    I’m starting tomorrow.

  18. Thanks for the vid it sure brighten today but I don’t know about tomorrow I looked in to it but I can’t do it because of my depression it laches on to me like a leach that tells me don’t worry even tho I should

  19. This was great, thanks, I have been researching "ways to help with depression without medication" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Hanincoln Nanlivia Framework – (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my buddy got excellent results with it.

  20. i’m 11 and i’m depressed. if you think that you can’t have depression in your childhood you’re wrong. and if you are treating someone harshly. GROW UP.

  21. I am tired.
    I don't want to tell how much I am disappointed in people.
    I only have tears in my eyes which I don't share with anyone.
    I am just disappointed.
    I am sad.
    Faking a smile, and putting on a happy face.

  22. I feel bad and if people have depression I try to help but I have it for being ugly and I can’t cure it but I just tried and tried but nothing works

  23. Is it possible that I dont have depression in my brain but I always feel tired and I get 14 hours of sleep everyday and I can fall asleep in 15 seconds and I always feel burning and hopeless I have no idea what this feeling is and I have no idea what I want to do and I spend all day watching YouTube vids and the YouTube vids are boring but time consuming and I can stare at a wall for ages without thinking of anything if anyone knows what this is pls tell me

  24. I give up. I’m super depressed, and I know I’m too late. There’s no fixing it. I’m just gonna have to wait to die. I can’t tell my parents because they won’t believe, I can’t tell my friends because they’ll either tell somebody or think I’m an attention seeker, and I can’t tell a teacher, counselor, or therapist, because I’m too scared. At least I have my pocket knife. It always stops the thoughts. I’m going crazy.

  25. I'm sorry, but depression can't be cured, only managed. Technology also isn't the only "cause" for depression. Besides the fact that people can't pinpoint an exact outside cause, depression is completely a mental thing. It has to do with hormones that aren't being processed as they should. These cause feelings of self-loathing, doubt, anger, sadness, etc. When you are heavily depressed, you physically cannot bring yourself to get out of bed, let alone take a walk. In my younger years I would sleep at every opportunity because being unconscious was a lot easier than actually existing. Yes, exercise might help, but the issue is just getting there.

    I'm ranting. I have a lot to say about the subject because I've been diagnosed with clinical depression. In this day an age people say they are depressed just because they feel down, but many of them have no idea what actual depression is like. This video was made by someone who has never been depressed.

  26. IF YOU HAVE DEPRESSION, YOU ARE MENTALLY ILL AND YOU HAVE TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP. I know it seems scary at first, but if you think about it, when you're fisically ill there's no point only chanting your habits. You need proper medicine and someone to keep making sure you feel better, these options might make you feel batter at first, but THEY ARE NOT A CURE

  27. Waste ur life on getting healthy REMEMBERS YOU WILL DIE ANYWAYS AND YOU DID ALL OF IT FOR NOTHING. MEANINGLESS. EVERYTHING WE DO WONT MATTER. IT WILL ALL GET PERISHED BY DEATH

  28. Videos that should be on trending- Videos like this which confronts and deals with some of the most problematic issues on Earth.
    What's actually on trending- Conor MrGregor punches old man in bar.
    What is happening?

  29. stay strong everyone ❤️, i have anxiety and depression. we will get through this, push yourself . it’ll be worth it. you don’t go through pain to feel more pain. what comes easy won’t last, and what lasts won’t come easy . keep pushing , it will be worth it. if you need someone to talk to , comment && i’ll give u my snap ! i’m here for y’all.

  30. Social Disconnection is the biggest reason that people are depressed. People can't connect to each other anymore the same as before. Also some people denying depression saying it was made up which leads depressed people isolate themselves more.

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