10 Common Remedies for Depression

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a feeling of sadness, emptiness, or despondence. It differs from regular sadness because it is more long-lasting and, in many cases, more severe. The condition affects more than 17 million adults [1] in the United States alone.

Psychotherapy and medication are the conventional treatments for depression, but some other remedies may also help treat depression. This article discusses them.


Creatine is an organic acid that is important in regulating brain energy levels. Research shows [2] that an altered brain may contribute to depression, something creatine may help with. Studies suggest that using 2 to 10 grams [3] of creatine supplements daily may help reduced symptoms of major depressive disorder.