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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

50lb gain in two years! Anxiety, depression, new b
Updated 9/30/2014 12:34:26 AM

50lb gain in two years! Anxiety, depression, new baby, new job, family issues, overeating, laziness...All of this has contributed, but nothing could convince me to get it off. However, my recent health scare has kicked it up! 30 by Christmas 2014!...  Read more

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Updated 9/30/2014 9:31:34 AM

Trying to battle this bout of depression. I have been gone for a while....  Read more

Bipolar with major depression and very overweight!
Updated 9/29/2014 4:49:25 PM

I am really struggling right now - I suffer from having bipolar with major depression. I have gained almost 200 pounds in 16 years. that's a lot of weight! I can hardly go up steps now and am breathing heavy just bringing in the laundry. How did...  Read more

I also have panic anxiety and major depression, ag
Updated 9/9/2014 3:05:29 PM

I also have panic anxiety and major depression, again doctor do not seem to b able to help very much. I was set up for bypass surgery but dr talked into it, and when i wrnt to diation class what she and the others said talked me right out of it....  Read more

I think I'm going crazy. I'm in a depression, sick
Updated 9/7/2014 2:33:11 PM

I think I'm going crazy. I'm in a depression, sick and I decided to cut my cigs from a pack and a half to 1-5 cigs a day. No nicotine supplements no chantixs. I'm doing this my way way anyone else throughout some thing similar...  Read more

Depressed.....Drink Water

Depression occurs without adequate amounts of water your brain can't produce enough seratonin...  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

Trusting God--Conquering Depression-- 8 (How I "Conquered" Depression"

Trusting God--Conquering Depression-- 8 Notice Jonah’s reaction. I tried to word his dialogue to reflect the stages of grief. Any time we’re going through a trying time (death, chronic or terminal illness, job loss, etc.), we go through the...  Read more