11/13/2012 12:10 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dealing With Loss and Depression, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

If you're depressed but don't want to take medication, there are other options to help improve your mood. Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz suggested talking with a professional, exercising vigorously and exposing yourself to enough light. Psychotherapy will also help you deal with loss and put your feelings in the context of your own life.

For more, you can visit Gail's website at and follow @DrGailSaltz on Twitter.

And for more wonderful advice on handling life's everyday dilemmas, see Gail's tips:

Dr. Gail Saltz's Mental Health, Sex And Relationship Tips

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