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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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Exercise May Help Alleviate Depression


Exercise may help ease symptoms of depression, according to a fresh look at past research. Researchers who analyzed data from previous studies found people who exercised experienced a “moderate” reduction in their depressive symptoms compared to those who did other activities, such as using relaxation techniques, or received no treatment. “This review provides some additional […]

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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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The Truth about Seasonal Affective Disorder


Summer’s over, but don’t dread the cold. Seasonal blues are far less common than many believe, reports a new study from Oregon State University. Researchers surveyed over 800 people, then compared the participants’ responses to local weather conditions, and found that changes in mood couldn’t be explained by sunlight or weather-related factors. (Previous studies show that […]

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Depression in Diabetes Patients Linked to Dementia


Type 2 diabetes patients who suffer depression also have more significant mental decline than those without depression, a new study finds. Diabetes and depression are common among older people and up to 20 percent of adults with type 2 diabetes have major depression, according to background information in the study. In addition, both of these […]

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