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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 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

Type 2 Diabetes and Depression

Type 2 Diabetes and DepressionChronic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes, may cause more than physical problems. Dealing with a disease like type 2 diabetes means constantly being aware of what you eat, what you do, and how you live. And adjusting to...  Read more

Depressed.....Drink Water

Depression occurs without adequate amounts of water your brain can't produce enough seratonin...  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. Heres 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