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Seasonal Affective Depression Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Seasonal Affective Depression.

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The Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Many of us might say that being less active in the winter is the normal cycle of life. A less peppy mood may be typical in this season, but for some people, cold weather and lack of sunshine bring on more than the usual winter blahs. It can bring on...  Read more

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

5 Secrets to Winter Health and Energy

My monthly weight loss support group sat around looking rather dismal at the first meeting following an unexpected autumn snowstorm.  Winter was arriving sooner than anticipated, and my group voiced worrying thoughts about how they'd st...  Read more

Bad Mood Busters: 35 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Mood

We all feel down sometimes. Whether your issue is a symptom of chronic depression or just a short-term bad mood, finding ways to lift your spirits is key to feeling better and living healthier. There are a variety of options that can help improve you...  Read more

15 Natural Mood Lifters

One morning I awoke and decided it was the perfect day to mix myself a "happiness cocktail." After indulging in my happy hour, I felt more than ready to take on the day! Just in case you’re wondering why a wellness coach is reaching f...  Read more

Well depression kicked in and I reached for a comf
Updated 4/26/2016 1:48:34 PM

Well depression kicked in and I reached for a comfort food, ate dark chocolate. Trying desperately not to do that hard to break old habits....  Read more

Going thru post partum depression and finally gett
Updated 4/20/2016 11:51:56 PM

Going thru post partum depression and finally getting help but lost my appetite or drive to cook. Any suggestions for quick healthy meals? I'm barely eating and dizzy....  Read more

Ugh... Depression hit me today so I was binge eati
Updated 4/13/2016 12:46:38 PM

Ugh... Depression hit me today so I was binge eating. Could stop myself by being over my calories by "only" 250. Tomorrow will be a better day!!!...  Read more

Well depression is still rampant here. Called the
Updated 4/12/2016 10:53:55 PM

Well depression is still rampant here. Called the doctor, his suggestion was more meds so I went and visited my best friends. Got up this morning and started laundry and doing some housework. Not what I wanted but IT IS A START!...  Read more

Battling Depression and Exercise Anyone else deal
Updated 4/12/2016 1:12:51 AM

Battling Depression and Exercise Anyone else deal with depression and trying to stay on track...its ironic because I have a Defeat Depression 10k walk in May and I'm having a hard time getting up to 10k in my walks....any suggestions?...  Read more

Natural Blues Busters (continued)

Soothe your soul with music. "Music alone with sudden charms can bind the wand'ring sense, and calme the troubled mind," wrote 17th century dramatist William Congreve. Twentieth century scientists say that's more than a poetic idea. In fact, when...  Read more

Coffee Drinker!!

I read that yellow coffe mugs give you more energy. So i tried it. I learned that if I drink a cup of coffee in my yellow mug.....decaf or not it will give me more energy. I have seasonal depression and since yellow is bright like the sun it will act...  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

8 Steps Towards Busting the Winter Blahs

For many people, cold weather and a lack of sunshine can bring on a mild depression known as the ''winter blues.'' People that experience the ''winter blues'' will generally lack motivation and energy. Others may even...  Read more

5 Ways to See The Bright Side (It Could Help You Lose Weight!)

Seeing the brighter side of things not only makes life more pleasant but can also help you lose weight. Emotional eating is one of the major causes of spinning out of control with food. If you could control your thoughts, maybe you could control what...  Read more