Why Aren’t Lifestyle Changes Frontline Treatment for Depression?

Many people complain about overmedication. They lament that the first thing doctors do is prescribe a medication for depression or another mental illness rather than suggest lifestyle changes like exercise and meditation.

This is often true. Doctors, including psychiatrists, often prescribe medication over suggesting lifestyle changes when a mental illness like depression is diagnosed. 

And that’s a completely reasonable thing to do.

 
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