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About Depression Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for About Depression.

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A Healthy Diet for Dealing with Depression

Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain...  Read more

Dietary Supplements for Depression

It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople...  Read more

Using Exercise to Relieve Depression

The idea that regular exercise can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety is not new. Hippocrates was the first Western physician to prescribe this treatment 2,500 years ago, and doctors have been recommending it to their patients ever since. All...  Read more

Antidepressants & Weight Gain

For many people, depression and weight problems go hand in hand. Depression itself is highly associated with changes in weight. In fact, significant weight loss or gain is one of the symptoms used to diagnose depression. And research has shown that u...  Read more

Finding Exercise Motivation When You're Depressed

I know exercise is supposed to help me fight depression, but how can I find the motivation to work out when I'm depressed? Depression definitely can make it hard to find the motivation for exercise (among other things) because loss of intere...  Read more

#depression #help ugh been down in a hole & struggling to climb out!! #calories been yoyoing I've no
Updated 9/28/2016 5:49:35 PM

#depression #help ugh been down in a hole & struggling to climb out!! #calories been yoyoing I've not had my visitor in over 2 months doc won't test for few more weeks last weight ck I gained not having regular bm! But staying on track with #fitness...  Read more

Depression & self hatred are bad right now.#IHateM
Updated 9/24/2016 9:30:36 PM

Depression & self hatred are bad right now.#IHateMyself #depression #pain...  Read more

For those who battle #depression, what do y'all do
Updated 9/24/2016 6:58:23 PM

For those who battle #depression, what do y'all do to feel better? I've been depressed (suicidal) since I was 5 years old. I've been doing so well the past few months, and I've just been blindsided by an intense episode. I'm safe, just struggling....  Read more

Depression diet sabotage
Updated 9/28/2016 1:30:48 PM

I have type 2 diabetes and recently injured my shoulder and knee, making it hard to exercise. I've gained some of the weight I had lost back because of this, and now find myself battling comfort eating because I'm depressed from the weight gain and...  Read more

Anybody else fight with depression? I don't mean s
Updated 9/15/2016 10:49:20 AM

Anybody else fight with depression? I don't mean struggle. I mean fight tooth and nail to dig yourself out of a hole that you didn't create only to find yourself falling further and further down? These last couple of weeks have SUCKED....  Read more

Type 2 Diabetes and Depression

Type 2 Diabetes and DepressionChronic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes, may cause more than physical problems. Dealing with a disease like type 2 diabetes means constantly being aware of what you eat, what you do, and how you live. And adjusting to...  Read more

Processed Foods May Cause Depression

Processed Foods might trigger depression. Yes, your diet can be associated with depression. Not enough omega-3 foods is another cause for increased levels of depression, as well as, junk food and sweets. Eat nuts, spinach or Kale asparagus, avocado...  Read more

Dealing with Depression

Welcome! This is a space for anyone dealing with depression to support each other as we eat right, exercise, lose weight, and find ways to manage our depression. ...  Read more

'Tis the Season to Battle the Holiday Blues

The holiday season is in full swing now!  Festive lights, the sounds of the season and holiday goodies are surrounding us on an almost daily basis.  Just about everywhere you go you are reminded that it’s that time of the year. ...  Read more

Playing with My Unhappiness

Last week, I said that, since it seems to be occupying just about all of my attention anyway, I would try to blog about my efforts to come to terms with the depression and anxiety that seem to be dominating my life right now. Here’s installment No. 1...  Read more

Day 20 Study Depression Work Depression School Depression

Since I am on a steak of calling out from work I continued it another day and stayed home. I thought that I had an exam tonight so I went to school around noon to start studying for it but after 5 hours of intense studying I went to class only to fi...  Read more

Diet and depression or diet depression?

Today hasn't been a great day...to say the least. For the past couple of days I have been struggling but was thinking that I was taking it in stride. I mean, who doesn't get a little depressed and moody while dieting? But today seems different....  Read more