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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

Depression is hitting me hard. I'm not this person
Updated 7/19/2016 10:19:33 AM

Depression is hitting me hard. I'm not this person usually , however reality has hit me in the face and I just can't eat. Maybe later .....  Read more

#depression & #anxiety I am having really bad anxi
Updated 7/6/2016 3:27:34 PM

#depression & #anxiety I am having really bad anxiety, worst in almost 20 years. Don't know if is because of #hysterectomy in May or not. Don't want meds, too hot to walk right now, any suggestions for anxiety?...  Read more

My depression is taking over again. I have been fe
Updated 7/3/2016 9:46:05 PM

My depression is taking over again. I have been feeling so drained and irritable last couple of days. Working with food and trying to resist is not helping its getting really hard. I just want to eat so bad....  Read more

Anyone else feel like diet soda causes depression?
Updated 7/2/2016 10:08:10 AM

Anyone else feel like diet soda causes depression?...  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

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