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Sadly for some, it’s that time of year again


With the passing of the autumnal equinox and fall’s beginning Sept. 22, seasonal affective disorder also will arrive. SAD is a form of depression that an estimated 5 percent of the U.S. population will experience, typically with a female-to-male ratio of 4-to-1. For women, its occurrence also is higher during their childbearing years. Gender differences […]

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7 Surprising Habits That Cause Depression


Many things can cause depression, such as financial trouble, the loss of a loved one or an illness. In addition, there may not be a concrete reason for your depression. However, experts have pinpointed a few surprising things that can cause depression – that most people would never suspect. Not Getting Enough Omega-3 Low intake […]

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Winter Blues Not an Excuse to Skip a Workout


A new study shows that depression during cold weather months might not be as common as once thought. It’s common to chalk cold-weather doldrums up to just another case of the aptly named SAD, or seasonal affective disorder—a depressive condition experts believe may be caused by a lack of sunlight in the darker months, which […]

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Bad Sleep ‘Dramatically’ Alters Body


A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people’s sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week. Writing in the journal PNAS, the researchers said the results helped […]

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Shedding Light on Seasonal Sadness


As the days get shorter, many people find themselves feeling sad. You might feel blue around the winter holidays, or get into a slump after the fun and festivities have ended. Some people have more serious mood changes year after year, lasting throughout the fall and winter when there’s less natural sunlight. What is it […]

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