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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 vs weight gain, plus caregiver issues
Updated 2/19/2015 11:00:13 PM

I have fought depression for many, many years. It has ebbed and flowed, but I was on one medication (call it Drug A) for close to ten years which worked pretty well. About two and a half years ago, I was doing so well that with my doctor's approval,...  Read more

depression and wt loss
Updated 2/10/2015 5:06:21 PM

How do you maintain your diet when all around you are upset, depressed feeling suicidal, I want to help but I don't know how. My brother passed away 6 weeks ago, my nephew killed himself 3 weeks ago and now I find out my grandson, dropped out of coll...  Read more

depression and wt loss
Updated 2/16/2015 8:48:09 PM

currently on track with weight loss, at times it is actually fun. I am having family issues, not my self but close people around me. I am at a lose and don't know what to do to help them. There has been a sudden violent death in our family and all a...  Read more

I had a depression cycle around Christmas, but it
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I had a depression cycle around Christmas, but it wasn't as severe as yours sounds. Please, seek help from a psychiatrist. Asking for help isn't weakness; it's the bravest thing you can do in a situation like this....  Read more

Try buying whatever is on sale (seasonal) in your
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Try buying whatever is on sale (seasonal) in your store's ads. It will help you try something different every week and if you really don't like it, you haven't spent much $$ on it. I'm excited, asparagus is super cheap next week here!...  Read more

Depressed...Get up and Do the Opposite!!

Feeling like this39 and wanting to hide under the covers? I have been there. One thing that I learned and is helpful is to do the opposite of what the depression wants me to do. Example; rather than stay in bed...Get up and shower. Don't want to eat?...  Read more

Check It Off

Each time you get frustrated, place a checkmark on your arm (wrist/forearm) or someplace hidden. At the end of the day if you can still remember what you were angry about write it down or tell someone close to you. If not think was it worth getting...  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 Ways to Bust 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 Can 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