Alternative therapies for depression?

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I've tried loads of different medications over the years but none seem to work, counseling has had no impact as well, I'm so desperate I don't know how much longer I can take it. 

Someone suggested to me to try alternative therapies for depression, I googled it and stuff like aromatherapy, meditation, hypnosis, and self-help books came up quite frequently. Has anyone tried any of these and had any luck?? Or are there other alternatives that help, I would really appreciate anything anyone has to offer.  

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    try therapy, its not the same as counselling - not in any way.  Alternative therapies - theres no evidence to say they work, yet some people say they do.  I just wouldnt pin any hopes on them.
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    Try Relaxation Techniques, and Breathing exercises, that may help.

    Try diverting your concentration to new activities, either sports education or something else you like, as long as you are able to shift your negative moods into a positive place. If that is not possible look for a hobby that keeps you moods positive

    BOB

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