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Therapeutic lifestyle changes as useful as drugs in improving mental health

If your doctor handed you a prescription for depression that read “work out 4 times a week, and volunteer at a food pantry” would you try it? Apparently, the research would suggest that you might want to do just that.

Therapeutic lifestyle changes as useful as drugs in improving mental health: “Getting more exercise, spending time outdoors and helping others are among the activities that can be as effective as drugs or counseling in treating an array of mental illnesses, including depression and anxiety, according to a UC Irvine study.”

By Terry Moore

Terry Moore, MSW, LICSW is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Omaha, NE. He provides psychotherapy and pain management to adults, often utilizing Hypnosis. He is an Approved Training Consultant - through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH], the same body that issues his Certification in Hypnosis.