Re: depression, has practicing Aikido helped in any way?
No, its not but then pyschotherapy has its failings also and its expensive. As I said, there is no one thing or activity that will help depression alone. I was told physical activity such as jogging or swimming would help and it does, briefly. I would rather do some physical activity than take a medication but due to shin splints I cant run as often as I like and swimming during the day is out of the question due to work shifts.
Anyhow thank you for your input. Maybe I should have posed this question on a depression forum haha!