In addition to following your doctor’s recommendations and talking with a therapist, start getting regular exercise. There is no better method than engaging in regular aerobic exercise for rapid benefits in alleviating depression.
Aim for 30 minutes of continuous physical activity at least five days a week for best results.
In addition, follow a well-balanced diet and include an antioxidant multi-vitamin/mineral supplement to ensure you are meeting your nutritional needs for all the essential nutrients. The B-complex vitamins – especially folic acid and vitamin B6 – and fish oil (try 1,000 – 2,000 mg per day), can also be helpful in supporting optimal mood.