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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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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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You Can Be Blue, But That Doesn’t Mean You’re SAD

I remember growing up that when the days got short, were overcast, or just really foggy, for a while my mom always got pretty melancholy. At age eight, not being a licensed psychiatrist, I didn’t know if this was just a sort of “Rainy Days and Mondays” kind of thing or a serious—i.e. in the book—disorder, but […]

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