Prevention of depression

One cannot alter a genetic vulnerability or a history of loss but much can be done to decrease stressors (see self-help). A balanced life-style with adequate social interaction and support, and knowledge of what comprises depression so that help can be sought timeously, can all help to prevent depressive episodes.

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Revision date: June 18, 2011
Last revised: by Janet A. Staessen, MD, PhD