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Reframing your mind to battle depression and CBT
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RE: Reframing your mind to battle depression and CBT
(03-31-2014 08:49 PM)Vaun Wrote:  Friday I went out and drank way too much and basically ruined my weekend. I can see a correlation.

Yep -- alcohol is terrible for depressive types. It can depress the hell out of even non-depressive types over time, but for depressives it's deadly.

(03-31-2014 08:49 PM)Vaun Wrote:  Exercise and sunlight have always been key for me.

Yes, both are key. As far as exercise, intense weightlifting is best, especially squats, deads and strapped pulls that will jack up your androgen levels.

I would strongly consider using bright light from a light box every morning -- it will regularize your sleep and reduce depressive levels. I've posted about this elsewhere on the forum, also feel free to PM me for detailed recommendations.

Separately, it's a good idea to get direct sunlight exposure during the summer months for UV to jack up your natural vitamin D levels. The best way to do this if possible would be sunbathing around noon (optimal UVA/UVB ratios) a few times a week during the summer months. Start gradually, 5 minutes a side to get a base tan, and build up to about 15-20 minutes a side, exposing as much of your body as possible, with no sunscreen.

same old shit, sixes and sevens Shaft...
04-02-2014 09:35 PM
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