Holistic treatment for depression is not a one-size-fits-all prescription. It is important to be open-minded, yet cautious when choosing a treatment approach, be it traditional or alternative. Consult your medical doctor before using any new approach to healing.
The above list is only a partial, general list. Many of the approaches are not restricted to one category only. This list was only separated to more clearly illustrate some of the different aspects of a holistic treatment for depression.
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