You already know what the experts say about managing stress and depression: exercise, eat healthy, socialize. The problem isn’t information. The problem is that you don’t have energy or motivation to actually do healthy things for your mind, body and soul. So, the question isn’t… Read More »How to Be Healthy When You’re Stressed and Depressed
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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
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…
Feeling depressed at Christmas is normal, even for people who aren’t depressed at other times of the year. These tips for coping with depression over the holiday season are from Dr Harold Levinson. “Depressed people don’t always respond well to holidays and vacations where others appear… Read More »5 Doctor-Approved Tips for Overcoming Depression at Christmas
While some health practitioners dismiss depressed symptoms as being “all in the patient’s head”, increasing volumes of research identifying this disorder as a physiological or chemical disruption in the brain or body, not a psychological or emotional health problem. If your depression is a physiological… Read More »8 Natural Remedies for Depression – No Drugs or Doctors
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
Paid or volunteer caregivers who are depressed, anxious, or exhausted will not be able to take good care of their loved ones. These tips will help you avoid burning out as a caregiver. As the population ages, more family members are providing caregiver help –… Read More »How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout – 4 Tips for Emotional Health