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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

I am over coming an eating disorder. I was not eat
Updated 8/10/2015 8:24:16 PM

I am over coming an eating disorder. I was not eating enough calories and burning way over what I ate. I'm still exercising and now am eating 1200-1400 a day. I need a little motivation and maybe a person whose gone through the same thing as me....  Read more

I had an eating disorder for years. I only ate gra
Updated 8/8/2015 11:07:12 AM

I had an eating disorder for years. I only ate granola bars, drank black coffee and had an alcohol dependency through my college years. Now I have gotten help and have been healthy for 5 yrs. I'm happy to be alive. You are beautiful! Don't forget it!...  Read more

check in for those of us with eating disorders. ..
Updated 8/4/2015 3:32:08 PM

check in for those of us with eating disorders. .. how are you? any triggers today? did you overcome them & how? going to OA tonight. lunch with my Co workers was difficult today. but I made it. had to leave before they cut the cake....  Read more

depression is hard and its even worse when you wei
Updated 7/29/2015 11:22:06 AM

depression is hard and its even worse when you weigh more than you want to, talking is what people say or stop being stupid or go on a diet, i find it very awkward around people when others have a good slim build and i'm here with a fat stomach. help...  Read more

Depression keeping me from sticking with it
Updated 8/4/2015 12:15:23 PM

CW: depression/mental health issues (not sure if this needed a content warning, but just in case) I really need some help, folks. How do you make yourself stick with changes/commitments? I've got severe depression, which I firmly believe makes i...  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

Thyroid Community

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