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This One-Day Anti-SAD Diet Will Perk You Right Up

INFOGRAPHIC, SAD, seasonal affective disorder

As daylight hours decrease and temperatures start to cool down, we’re more susceptible to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression related to a change in seasons. Its main cause is that change in light, which affects our levels of melatonin and circadian rhythm (sleep cycle) as well as our levels of mood-regulating neurotransmitter … Read more

Worst Thing to Say To Someone Dealing With Depression

Coming out of Depression

It doesn’t take a tragedy to bring on depression—in truth, depression is more a result of the internal environment than the external. I was 27 years old, pursuing my dreams in beautiful Los Angeles, and I’d finally had a breakthrough in my business that allowed me to quit my job and do more fulfilling work. … Read more

The Worst Symptoms of Depression We Don’t Talk About

Worst Symptoms of Depression We Don't Talk About

Depression is often shrouded in misunderstanding. Some believe it means simply being sad and unmotivated, when really, the symptoms of depression often have a way of infiltrating everything, from the smallest, most unsuspecting details of life, to the biggest, most significant aspects of life. And trying to explain this often feels like trying to hold … Read more

7 foods that ramp up Depression

(Plus Alternatives That Boost Morale) We’ve all heard it said that eating your fruits and vegetables does a body good. We have even heard mention of certain foods that give a great boost to mood and energy. On the flip side of things, we know which ones are Debbie Downers when it comes to going … Read more

Traumatic Stress Study-Morning light exposure

U of A Dept of Psychiatry Studies

Purpose: Investigate how a six week course of morning light exposure affects individuals who have experienced stress following exposure to a traumatic event. Basic Requirements: Must have transportation to Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, regular internet access, and an active e-mail address. Time Commitment: 3 WEEKDAY visits to Banner University Medical Center in Tucson … Read more

Light Exposure Study

U of A Dept of Psychiatry Studies

Study Overview: We are conducting a study at the University of Arizona to understand the effectiveness of a six-week course of light exposure on cognitive functioning, mood, activity, and sleep in people that have suffered a head injury leading to a mild traumatic brain injury or “concussion.” Participants will undergo a series of surveys and … Read more

What Is Depression?

depression

from: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness … Read more