FEELING DOWN?

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Depression can interfere with normal function and can be frustrating. Here are some ways you can help yourself with your depression.

CUT OUT OR CUT DOWN

The best is always to stop bad habits entirely but even just cutting down is better than not changing at all. Your family doctor or another health care professional can help you with pointers and resources.

Smoking increases your body's cortisol levels which can contribute to depression.

Alcohol is a brain depressant which also interferes with brain cell activities and disrupts normal sleep patterns.

Caffeine - people with a tendency towards depression and anxiety are often very sensitive to caffeine. They can develop depression, nervousness, palpitations, irritability and headaches from caffeine.

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