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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

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

Depression and motivation to be healthy........ How do I get myself to a place where I can stay mot
Updated 4/11/2016 12:33:12 AM

Depression and motivation to be healthy........ How do I get myself to a place where I can stay motivated, even when I am having a "blah" day where the only place I want to be is under my blanket?...  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

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