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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 is like a ball and chain that tries its
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Depression is like a ball and chain that tries its hardest to hold you back when you really want to pick yourself up and go somewhere. You have to be super strong to ignore that drag and get your head up above it, it's incredibly hard, but it's ......  Read more

Depression to the point of quitting, a few weeks ago I started dieting and working out and lost abo
Updated 6/28/2016 10:54:37 PM

Depression to the point of quitting, a few weeks ago I started dieting and working out and lost about 12lbs in 2 weeks felt awesome then someone that I love dearly needed my help and I help as much as I could , now she is done with me. I feel used....  Read more

Been battling depression for the past few years. O
Updated 6/26/2016 11:45:14 PM

Been battling depression for the past few years. On med and seeing therapist Doing some better. Decided to tackle eating & exercise habits in hopes of improving more. Any thoughts or encouraging words appreciated. I#depression...  Read more

#depression. Just found out that my son and his wife are having problems. So worried , pra
Updated 6/21/2016 5:43:54 PM

#depression. Just found out that my son and his wife are having problems. So worried , pray for them I wish I had someone to talk to. She's seeing another man. I'm trying so hard not to bing...  Read more

Hello all. I'm just switching depression meds and
Updated 6/21/2016 1:53:49 PM

Hello all. I'm just switching depression meds and am wondering if anyone has gained weight on Viibryd? #depression...  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

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