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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

Like everyone else, have issues with depression an
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Like everyone else, have issues with depression and anxiety. Years ago, I was anorexic. No w I end up binge eating alot. I've put on so much weight that I need to get rid of....  Read more

I also suffer from depression which leads to emoti
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I also suffer from depression which leads to emotional eating and some serious motivation issues. New to this site today so would definitely benefit from a buddy....  Read more

Winter depression. Have you lost your motivation
Updated 11/26/2014 11:21:22 PM

Winter depression. Have you lost your motivation since it got so cold? I have. How have you handled it? Need advice please. I find it hard to keep going to the gym. Just fell blah....  Read more

Atypical Depression: who can shred some light on t
Updated 11/22/2014 10:49:57 AM

Atypical Depression: who can shred some light on this beyond the basic webpages available?...  Read more

Depression and Weight Gain
Updated 12/14/2014 8:05:11 PM

I started out great, lost 10 pounds, got my A1C down to 7.9 from 9.8 and then for some reason my major depressive disorder came out to haunt me. I take meds to help but sometimes itís just too much. Needless to say, Iím up 14 pounds and my A1C is...  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. Hereís 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 Jonahís reaction. I tried to word his dialogue to reflect the stages of grief. Any time weíre going through a trying time (death, chronic or terminal illness, job loss, etc.), we go through the...  Read more