Depression has many negative effects, not only emotionally, but physically as well. Continue reading for a selection of tips and advice for battling depression.

Alter your thinking patterns if you have depression. If you’re thinking about yourself in some negative way, consider whether you would feel differently if the thoughts were about a different person instead. If you think not, then chances are you are being overly critical of yourself. Find more positive ways to frame your self-talk.

One secret to controlling your depression to be constantly aware of the fact that you do in fact guide and influence your own thinking. Do not even say the word depressed. It is a very negative word to explain what you are feeling, and can lead you to have more negative thoughts. Instead, add “low mood” to your vocabulary to describe your feelings, and this will give you a positive outlook.

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