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Depression Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 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 and Eating.
Updated 8/18/2014 1:12:25 PM

I need help staying motivated to not eat when I get upset.... I have postpartum depression ( just had a baby 4 months ago ) and I just can't control myself when it comes to food now. It upsets me so much because I want to lose weight so bad. I gained...  Read more

Getting Motivation Back -Suffering from Depression
Updated 8/19/2014 3:26:31 PM

anyone know how to get or build motivation while suffering from depression? I was moving along great and acomplishing so much and loving it and then I had a couple bad days that turned into a couple more bad days that turned into a few weeks and now...  Read more

I've had depression like symptoms
Updated 7/28/2014 11:56:35 AM

I've been on an antibiotic that caused depression like symptoms. I've been struggling to get out of bed, and to eat. Plus my grandma passed away. Tough times....  Read more

depression, painful scolios and obesity
Updated 7/20/2014 8:22:04 AM

I am trying to change my life. its been difficult. i went to the gym 4 days in a row this week. so i am impressed with that. today was more difficult because of the back pain plus my sleep patterns are all over the place. i cant fall asleep till earl...  Read more

depression eating????
Updated 7/1/2014 9:44:38 AM

WOW!!! Today would of been one of my sister's 47th birthday,she died at the young age of 34 leaving 3 young kids behind( 10,12 and 16).She died from alcoholism!!!! I tried for 2 yrs. to get her to stop drinking as in 2000 my 46 yr. old brother passed...  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