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Self Help for Anxiety and Depression

Self help for anxiety and depression is easier than you think.┬áNumerous studies show how people who eat 3 to 7 servings of fish weekly suffer far less anxiety and depression than those who don’t.┬áI’m not telling you to eat more fish, give up your meds and stop seeing your doctor anxiety sheffield. That’s not my place.

Here’s what I am saying.

Research shows, if you eat more fish, you might be able to give up your meds and stop seeing your doctor for anxiety attacks and depression. That’s the research talking, not me.

For example, one study proves the more omega 3 fish oil fatty acids people get, the less depression they suffer.

This research, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders [Vol. 26, No. 38, 35-46] concluded, “Major depressed subjects showed significantly lower total omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids…than minor depressed subjects and healthy controls.”

And by no means is this observation an isolated example.

In another study, subjects with major depressive disorders were given omega-3 fish oil. In just three week of treatment, compared with those in a placebo group, the fish oil group had highly significant benefits. [American Journal of Psychiatry (Vol. 159:477-479]

So self help for anxiety and depression are within everyone’s reach.

Think of it like this. Life is a series of risk management decisions.

We’re constantly faced with choosing the best actions to produce the best outcomes. Some decisions occur without much thought, like looking both ways before crossing the street.

By now you instinctively know the pros and cons of this decision.

But other decisions are not as obvious as walking into oncoming traffic. And they don’t pose such an immediate threat. This makes it harder for us to see the benefits.

With some decisions the results take longer to show up.

Looking back, if you knew as a child that eating fish would prevent depression as an adult, maybe you would have been more likely to eat fish when it was offered. But, then again, maybe not.