Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Disorder Mood disorders are conditions that cause people to feel intense, prolonged emotions that negatively affect their mental well-being, physical health, relationships and behaviour. In addition to feelings of depression, someone with bipolar disorder also has episodes of mania. Symptoms of mania may include extreme optimism, euphoria and feelings of grandeur; rapid, … Read moreDepression and Bipolar Disorder

Excessive overtime raises risk of strokes

Excessive overtime raises risk of strokes

Excessive overtime raises risk of strokes Do you work a lot? If your work weeks are longer than normal, you could be more likely of having a stroke, according to a new review. Swedish researchers found a clear link between long working hours and strokes. Strokes are caused by blood clots or haemorrhages in the … Read moreExcessive overtime raises risk of strokes

Depression’s Effect on Your Appetite

Depression's Effect on Your Appetite

Depression’s Effect on Your Appetite Both eating too much and not eating enough can be signs of depression. Understanding the link between depression and your appetite can help you manage. Depression is a feeling of sadness that does not go away for two weeks or longer and begins to interfere with your ability to function … Read moreDepression’s Effect on Your Appetite

I Beat the Blues and Lost 40 Pounds

I Beat the Blues and Lost 40 Pounds

I Beat the Blues and Lost 40 Pound When Krista Smart’s relationship ended, she sank into a depression. In her effort to heal her mind, she wound up strengthening her body too. “I was always a believer in staying active.” I never worried much about my weight. I’ve played on a curling team (it’s like … Read moreI Beat the Blues and Lost 40 Pounds

10 Things You SHOULD Say to a Depressed Loved One

10 Things You SHOULD Say to a Depressed Loved One

10 Things You SHOULD Say to a Depressed Loved One The other day I covered 10 things you should not say to a loved one if you don’t want your name to come up in her therapy sessions. It covered a lot of ground, so I get why some folks would say, “Then what the … Read more10 Things You SHOULD Say to a Depressed Loved One

How to Pray When You’re Depressed

How to Pray When You’re Depressed

How to Pray When You’re Depressed woman praying.jpgWhen I was in the eye of depression’s storm, I couldn’t pray. I would go into my bedroom closet, shut the door, and light a candle in the dark. I stared into its flame, wanting so badly to feel at peace. But I didn’t. Instead, I trembled with … Read moreHow to Pray When You’re Depressed

Exploring the Links Between Depression and Weight Gain

Exploring the Links Between Depression and Weight Gain

Exploring the Links Between Depression and Weight Gain Obesity and depression often go hand in hand. But does being obese make people depressed, or can depression cause weight gain? In a society enamored with thinness, many assume that being fat is depressing — that if there is a cause and effect relationship, it’s obesity that … Read moreExploring the Links Between Depression and Weight Gain

Can Weight Loss Cause Depression?

Can Weight Loss Cause Depression?

Can Weight Loss Cause Depression?      Maintaining a healthy weight is the key to health, but is it also a key to happiness? You would think so, and Daily Health News has been a great source of information about why weight management is so important and how to do it. But there is more to happiness … Read moreCan Weight Loss Cause Depression?

5 Ways to Beat Stress-Induced Weight Gain

5 Ways to Beat Stress-Induced Weight Gain

5 Ways to Beat Stress-Induced Weight Gain I think we can all agree that stress is bad. Excess stress can cause headaches, muscle tension, digestive problems, sleep disturbances, depression, and now new research shows it may also wreak havoc on metabolism. We’ve known for some time that stress is connected to weight gain, because a … Read more5 Ways to Beat Stress-Induced Weight Gain

Using Music to Relieve Depression

Using Music to Relieve Depression

Using Music to Relieve Depression Caught in a terrible conundrum of whether I should break my diet over New York Super Fudge Chunk or Chunky Monkey at Ben and Jerry’s yesterday, I was reading the different fliers pinned to the community bulletin board inside this 200 square feet of ice-cream heaven. One flier read: “Got … Read moreUsing Music to Relieve Depression