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Self-care includes regular physical activity, a healthy diet, regular sleep, and relaxation exercises. Support groups may help. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Thinking about suicide
  • Unable to work or complete activities of daily living
When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see doctor if:

  • Unable to work or maintain relationships
  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Feeling sad and slowed down

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