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Seasonal Affective Disorder Depression Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Seasonal Affective Disorder 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

Slipping into depression; it's pulls like quick s
Updated 2/6/2016 9:05:29 PM

Slipping into depression; it's pulls like quick sand. I eat when I'm depressed, then gain, then get more depressed. I wish I was the type that can't eat and loses 15 lbs after a bout of darkness....  Read more

Oh boy I'm having a really bad day, depression, a
Updated 2/5/2016 3:55:07 PM

Oh boy I'm having a really bad day, depression, and stress, a long with being sick, I don't do well eating wise, hopefully this will pass in the next couple of days....  Read more

I am dealing with depression successfully; Meds h
Updated 2/5/2016 8:27:59 AM

I am dealing with depression successfully; Meds help so much! This app works great, so use it frequently, but get a physical check up too!! Depression isn't a character flaw or lack of faith. Overeating can be one of many symptoms of depression....  Read more

Exercise/healthy eating helped your depression?
Updated 2/7/2016 3:16:43 PM

I've been suffering from depression for awhile now. My most troublesome symptom is the mental fog. I just cannot think and it's hard to communicate with people. It just doesn't come naturally and I have to concentrate just to carry on a decent conver...  Read more

So I have low thyroid disorder. I don't want to t
Updated 1/31/2016 9:30:08 PM

So I have low thyroid disorder. I don't want to take medication for it . I have been gluten free atleast 90% of the time. I have a big weakness I love to bake. Anyhow I am trying to find an all natural way to heal my thyroid problem...  Read more

Natural Blues Busters (continued)

Soothe your soul with music. "Music alone with sudden charms can bind the wand'ring sense, and calme the troubled mind," wrote 17th century dramatist William Congreve. Twentieth century scientists say that's more than a poetic idea. In fact, when...  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

Thyroid Community

Got a thyroid disorder? Come share, learn and grow with our member driven, information oriented team....  Read more

8 Steps Towards Busting 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 Could 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