Depending on individual needs, an Integrative Health approach to depression can incorporate a number of different self-care, conventional care, and complementary health approaches. Depression is responsive to a variety of interventions, ranging from improved nutrition, sleep, and physical activity to enhanced connections with others. Many professional care approaches can prove useful—even essential. This includes an array of psychotherapies and other mind-body approaches, medications, supplements, light therapy, and a variety of other options. See Integrative Approach to Depression, Part I, II, and III to learn more about the evidence for the efficacy and safety of these different approaches and how you might incorporate them into a Personal Health Plan (PHP).
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