Here’s an easy-to-understand definition of what Seasonal Affective Depression (SAD) is, plus the most common symptoms and tips for treating this type of depression. NatureBright’s Light Therapy Lamp is an inexpensive, nontoxic, non-invasive way to treat SAD. Since it doesn’t involve taking antidepressant medication, you won’t risk… Read More »Are You SAD? Symptoms and Solutions for Seasonal Affective Disorder
living with a depressed spouse
Seasonal depression disorder is aka seasonal affective disorder, SAD, or the winter blues (in non-extreme cases). These natural remedies for SAD or seasonal depression disorder are from Dr George Pratt.
“There are many causes of seasonal depression, such as grieving the loss of a loved one, a cherished home or possessions, or a relationship,” says Dr Pratt, author of Instant Emotional Healing: Acupressure for the Emotions. “Those losses can make it hard to muster up happiness this time of year. December may bring back memories of holidays with loved ones who are no longer here. Or perhaps the annual gathering of family is something you dread rather than look forward to.”
Dr Pratt has lots of experience with natural ways to overcome feelings of sadness. To learn more about seasonal depression, Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder.
And, here are his tips for beating the winter blues or overcoming SAD…
What do you say after your boyfriend’s dad or mom died? These thoughtful tips will give you practical ways to help and comforting things to say. Supporting your boyfriend may feel awkward and uncomfortable, but it’s important to look past your own pain so you can be there for your boyfriend.
Asking for help for depression can be difficult, but it’s the best way to move past your helpless, hopeless mood. Here’s how to reach out and get the help you need. “Grief comes and goes, but depression is unremitting.” – Kay Redfield Jamison. You may… Read More »How to Ask for Help When You’re Depressed
These foods are not only proven by research to help treat depression, they’re also yummy. Certain foods increase serotonin and dopamine in your brain, which has a direct effect on your mood, thoughts, and energy levels. In Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain… Read More »6 Foods Proven to Help Treat Depression
On my article about depression when you can’t get pregnant, a reader asked how to connect with other women coping with infertility. Here are a few ideas… I don’t have an infertility forum, and I didn’t want to start a thread about coping with infertility… Read More »How Are You Coping With Infertility?
How do you help a boyfriend who is depressed? How do you act, and what should you say? These tips are for girlfriends who aren’t sure how to cope with depression in their relationships. If you think (or know) your boyfriend is depressed, read Is He Depressed… Read More »How to Help When Your Boyfriend is Depressed
Your partner’s depression may involve emotional distance, lack of interest in love and intimacy, and exhaustion. These tips for dealing with a partner who is depressed may help you cope. “In these 20 years of work among the people [in Calcutta], I have come to… Read More »Dealing With Depression in a Relationship