Multiple Sclerosis Depression
Home care for depression in those with multiple sclerosis includes:
- Avoid alcohol.
- Do not abuse drugs.
- Do not stop taking any prescribed antidepressant medications without first discussing it with your doctor.
- Eat a nutritious and balanced diet. Avoid high sugar foods, and eat more complex carbohydrates.
- Even if you don't feel up to it, continue daily personal activities such as work, normal meals, and seeing friends and family.
- Follow a regular exercise plan developed with your doctor.
- Get plenty of sunshine.
- Keep appointments with your doctor.
- Supplement B complex vitamins.
- Take any prescribed medications as directed.
- Consider self-care books such as Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy and The Feeling Good Handbook; written by Stanford University psychiatrist Dr. David Burns.
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