Categories :Depression
Author: Sanjeev Kumar, New Delhi

Depression is not merely a mental disease. Its causes are physical as much as mental. This is what I have learnt the hard way in life—after undergoing many bouts of severe depression. ¬†After taking regular doses of tranquillisers or sleep inducing drugs, I discovered that the key to a healthy mind is correction of food habits. How I came out of my 10 year old depression is —by making the following changes to my lifestyle.

  1. Restricting cereal intake to two times a day
  2. Drinking water one hour after meals

I supplemented the above plan by the following steps.

  1. Regular aerobic exercise for 40 minutes a day
  2. Prayers and meditation