I did. With the caveat that I was also frightened because I was addicted to opioids. So I had extra motivation to hit the reset button. I know just what a catch-22 exercise for major depression is. I've been depressed a lot lately at the state of things I don't know how anybody can be happy who's alive right now unless they're in the middle of nowhere. Anyone with any connection to so-called civilization who's not depressed lacks a heart.anyone out there who got better from severe depression by exercising regularly ?
Vitamin D. Water has a morphic resonance, hence you feel better after crying or sweating psychological and emotional toxins. Sweat lodge was a ritual throughout North and South American native cultures and has parallels in many other archaic cultures
I have a lot of injuries for the same reason, that’s why imstarted using drugs again, I realipzed that sobriety was literally causing me bodily harm.In my case it has been quite helpful, most notably when trying to get off of drugs, namely opioids. Less helpful in benzo withdrawal (then again essentially nothing improves benzo withdrawal much other than time itself). Not so sure, at least from personal experience, to what degree it improves depression. By increasing testosterone it might increase anxiety in certain ways, or reactiveness, but this is largely offset by improved sleep and the confidence that comes with the results of exercise (ie strength and the appearance of physical fitness).
I find it addictive however, and have some injuries because of overdoing it.
I.e betterdepend in depression type not severity, if you can't enjoy exercise you will not get antidepressant effect if you do it, if you can enjoy exercise then it will help for sure.
exercise will induce release of endorphin (opiates not serotonin like SSRIs) so the antidepressant effect will be different.