When it comes to dealing with depression, experts say people too often turn to prescription drugs as their first option. Doctor Jim Gordon with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine says while anti-depressants do help some patients, they also have drawbacks. Plus, he says there are lots of other options that should be considered first, such as getting active.
Gordon says other ways to help with depression include meditation, a healthy diet and having a supportive social environment.
More than 30-million Americans, or about one in ten, currently are on anti-depressants.