Depression Treatment Poll

 

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This was a poll that was conducted in the Mold Avoiders Facebook group in 2016. Following are the question and the responses from the group.

If you have suffered from depression, please mark the treatments that have been substantially helpful for at least at some point. You may add items to this poll.

 

1. Spending time in sunlight (71 respondents)

2. Mold avoidance (68 respondents)

3. Detoxification (52 respondents)

4. Spending time in pristine locations (49 respondents)

5. Walking or other light exercise (46 respondents)

6. Good sleep (38 respondents)

7. Avoid toxic foods (35 respondents)

8. Faith (31 respondents)

9. Socializing or spending time with friends (28 respondents)

10. B vitamins (oral). (26 respondents)

11. Spending time at the beach (26 respondents)

12. Vitamin D supplement (25 respondents)

13 (tie). Avoid gluten (23 respondents)

13 (tie). Fresh air (23 respondents)

13 (tie). Music (23 respondents)

16 (tie). Hugging, cuddling or touching (22 respondents)

16 (tie). Meditation (22 respondents)

18. Finding meaning or purpose in life (21 respondents)

19. Improved methylation (19 respondents)

20. Caffeine (18 respondents)

21 (tie). Eating more produce (16 respondents)

21 (tie). Fish or krill oil (16 respondents)

21 (tie). Magnesium (16 respondents)

24 (tie). B12 (15 respondents)

24 (tie). Probiotics (15 respondents)

26 (tie). Having sex (14 respondents)

26 (tie). Massage (14 respondents)

26 (tie). Psychotherapy – other (14 respondents)

29 (tie). Avoid thinking about illness issues (13 respondents)

29 (tie). Epsom salts baths (13 respondents)

29 (tie). SSRI’s (13 respondents)

32 (tie). Energy healing (12 respondents)

32 (tie). Paleo diet (12 respondents)

37 (tie). SAM-e (11 respondents)

32 (tie). Stretching exercise (12 respondents)

32 (tie). Sweating (12 respondents)

32 (tie). Treating Lyme infections (12 respondents)

37 (tie). Treating parasites (11 respondents)

39. Watching comedy (10 respondents)

40 (tie). Cannabis oil (9 respondents)

40 (tie). Lithium supplements, e.g. orotate (9 respondents)

40 (tie). Marijuana (9 respondents)

40 (tie). Thyroid hormone (9 respondents)

40 (tie). Vigorous exercise (9 respondents)

45 (tie). 5-HTP (8 respondents)

45 (tie). Sauna (8 respondents)

47 (tie). Activated folate, e.g. methylfolate (7 respondents)

47 (tie). Acupuncture (7 respondents)

47 (tie). Coffee enemas (7 respondents)

47 (tie). Coconut oil (7 respondents)

47 (tie). Gardening (7 respondents)

52 (tie). Light therapy – artificial indoor light (6 respondents)

52 (tie). St. Johns Wort (6 respondents)

54 (tie). Air purifier (5 respondents)

54 (tie). Cognitive-behavioral therapy (5 respondents)

54 (tie).  Extra electrolytes (5 respondents)

54 (tie). Glutathione (5 respondents)

54 (tie). Juicing (5 respondents)

54 (tie). L-theanine (5 respondents)

60 (tie). Earthing or grounding (4 respondents)

60 (tie). Meltonin (4 respondents)

60 (tie). Soaking in hot springs (4 respondents)

60 (tie). Zinc (4 respondents)

64 (tie). Bulletproof coffee (3 respondents)

64 (tie). Cholestyramine (3 respondents)

64 (tie). EMDR (3 respondents)

64 (tie). Lamictal/lamotrigine (3 respondents)

64 (tie). Myers cocktails IVs (3 respondents)

64 (tie). Natrum sulphuricum (3 respondents)

64 (tie). Phosphatidyl choline (3 respondents)

64 (tie). Testosterone (3 respondents)

72 (tie). Fermented foods (2 respondents)

72 (tie). Guided self-healing (2 respondents)

72 (tie). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (2 respondents)

72 (tie). Natrum muriaticum (2 respondents)

72 (tie).  Oxytocin (2 respondents)

72 (tie). Ozone therapy (2 respondents)

72 (tie). P-5-P or B6 (2 respondents)

72 (tie). Somatic training (2 respondents)

72 (tie). Treat fungal sinus infections (2 respondents)

72 (tie). I have suffered from depression and not found anything to be substantially helpful (2 respondents)

72 (tie). I have not suffered from depression (2 respondents)

83 (tie). Autoimmune Paleo diet (1 respondent)

83 (tie). Body talk energy medicine (1 respondent)

83 (tie). Bulletproof diet (1 respondent)

83 (tie). Dialectical behavioral therapy (1 respondent)

83 (tie). DL-phenylalanine (1 respondent)

83 (tie). Graded exercise therapy (1 respondent)

83 (tie). TMG (1 respondent)

83 (tie). Transcendental Meditation (1 respondent)

 

A collection of additional poll results can be found on the Living Clean in a Dirty World blog.

 

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