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5 Myths About Fighting the Blues

04/05/2012 06:48 am ET | Updated Jun 05, 2012

We all have a few tricks for beating the blues -- things we do when we're feeling down. It turns out, however, that several popular strategies don't actually work very well in the long term. Beware if you're tempted to try any of the following (all of which I often, and unsuccessfully, have tried):

5 Myths About Fighting The Blues

Have you ever tried to cheer yourself up using a strategy that just made you feel worse, in the end? Or what are more effective ways to beat the blues?

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