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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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SAD Sufferers Hold Unhelpful Beliefs About Sleep


Individuals with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — a winter depression linked to loss of motivation and interest in daily activities — tend to have misconceptions about their own sleeping habits, similar to those of insomniacs, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. The findings may lead to new treatments for seasonal affective disorder that are similar […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder And Sleep


People with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) have similar types of misperceptions about sleep as people with insomnia, according to a small recent study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that people with SAD — which is a kind of depression that occurs in the late fall, winter and early spring — tend to have incorrect perceptions […]

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10 Tips to Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder


Now that fall has begun, it is important for people to learn about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and teach them preventative techniques as well as coping mechanisms to help manage the symptoms. SAD is form of depression that occurs around the same time every year, generally during the months of September to May. What are the symptoms […]

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How Seasons Affect Moods


Most people experience some sort of change in their mood and behavior when the seasons turn. Shifts in the amount of available environmental light over the seasons may have a profound effect on your body chemistry. Some individuals notice a decrease in energy levels and require more sleep as the light decreases. Other potential behavioral […]

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