Q: I've heard a lot about the "winter blues," but I actually feel really down in the summer. Is there such a thing as the summertime blues—or anything I do to help with it?
A: Although the winter blues are a common and well-k... Read more
Although people with depression may exhibit many of the same symptoms, thoughts and feelings, there are actually several different types of depression. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to make a proper diagnosis. Each type of depression has dif... Read more
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
Antidepressants make you fat. Depression only happens to weak-minded people. If your parents were depressed, you will be, too. Depressed people are just sad all the time. Do any of these sound familiar? They're all part of the many myths surround... Read more
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
Hi everyone!!! I have been on various depression medication for years, and the last change was about 3 months ago. Looking back, I have gained 15 pounds in 3 months!!!!!! I have a doctor appointment on Wednesday and am going to see if I can try go... Read more
Hi all!! I am new (again) to Sparkpeople. I have not been on here for a while, but this is the time I am going to recover and get healthy! I am 35, in college and working, have a great family, boyfriend, 2 (kind of) stepsons, a dog and a cat. I am... Read more
I recently was diagnosed with dysthimia (chronic depression). I told my MD I didn't feel depressed, but I was constantly irritable and lashing out. In my mind, people didn't move fast enough, people didn't understand simple tasks, people were a plain... Read more
Hi everyone. I have been trying to lose weight on my own through healthy eating and exercise for the past year and a half. As I am nearing my weight goal I have noticed that I have messed up my body. For three of the months I tried losing weight I wa... Read more
Hello so I've been dealing with depression lately. I was just wondering what some of you do to help with it. I do not want to take medication. I'm looking for something natural. Any suggestions?... Read more
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
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
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
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
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