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Depression Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Depression.

Myths about Depression

Antidepressants make you fat. Depression only happens to weak-minded people. If your parents were depressed, you will be, too. Depressed people are just sad all the time. Do any of these sound familiar? They're all part of the many myths surround...  Read more

Types of Depression & Available Treatments

Although people with depression may exhibit many of the same symptoms, thoughts and feelings, there are actually several different types of depression. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to make a proper diagnosis. Each type of depression has dif...  Read more

4 Health Problems Linked to Depression

As if chronic depression isn't difficult enough, research shows that people with long-term or untreated depression are more likely to experience additional health concerns than the general public. The reasons for this are easy to imagine: De...  Read more

Can Depression be Prevented?

If you've been sad or "blue" due to a prolonged illness, the passing of a friend of family member, or other unfortunate circumstances, you've probably experienced some of the symptoms of depression: prolonged feelings of grief or ho...  Read more

What Causes Depression?

Although a challenging life event, such as the death of a loved one or financial hardship, can trigger depressive episodes, the causes of depression are complex and overlapping. There are two main categories of risks that can contribute to depression...  Read more

Depression
Updated 4/14/2014 11:16:27 PM

Lately I've been feeling really down and not caring what/how much I eat. I've gained 5 pounds in two weeks. My Grama is 100 years old (I am her primary caregiver) and my Mom is very sick recovering from surgery and have massive chemotherapy (we all...  Read more

Frustration = no motivation + depression
Updated 3/12/2014 1:13:43 AM

I am struggling to get motivated this time around. I know some of it is depression because I've got this weight to lose and because my recent efforts haven't worked. I have a gym membership but see all the thin people and that makes me feel worse ab...  Read more

Derailed by stress and depression
Updated 3/3/2014 4:13:22 PM

I am feeling quite demoralized today, been having small binges with chips and cookies the last few days and stepped on the scale and I am now up 4 pounds! Work and life situations have been very stressful and I fear depression is creeping up on me....  Read more

Depression
Updated 1/29/2014 8:23:53 AM

I am having a hard time crawling out of depression. I seem to sleep most of the day. Any advice?...  Read more

Anxiety, Depression, and Weight Loss.
Updated 1/22/2014 7:19:35 AM

Hello, my name is Brittany. I am a 21 year old Canadian who has been struggling with anxiety and depression since I was 14 years old. I have always been insecure with my body image and use to cope with my anxiety and depression in unhealthy ways. For...  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