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Feeling Down? Fight Back With These Top Tips!

Most people go through periods of feeling down. Some for longer than others. But fighting back is one of the most important things you can do. Sitting down and letting it swallow you up won’t do you or your loved ones any good. Instead, you need to try and push your way out of the slump. Unfortunately, it comes at different points of life. For some, middle age is a particularly hard period to get through. Others get it in their twenties or thirties. There’s no right or wrong. Everyone is d...
Tags: Health, Fashion, US, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Canada, Exercise, Healthy, Health Tips, Hobby, Health & Fitness, Light Therapy, Home Life

Psychology Around the Net: February 1, 2020

Happy Groundhog Day tomorrow! Do you think we will see six more weeks of winter, or will spring arrive early? In this week’s Psychology Around the Net, we discuss why the winter blues may seem worse this year, how psychedelic therapy can help cancer patients, recognizing postpartum depression , the link between gut bacteria and mental health , the role of imbalanced neurotransmitters in social anxiety , and more.   Are the Winter Blues Worse This Year? An Expert Weighs In : Are yo...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, General, Sweden, Research, Disorders, Depression, Gut Bacteria, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Social Anxiety, Winter Blues, Virgo, Postpartum Depression, Mental Health And Wellness

Three Evidence-Based Ways to Feel Better During Winter 

With Christmas behind us and the winter months stretching out ahead, for many people this part of the year can feel particularly miserable — and most especially if they suffer with Seasonal Affective Disorder. While it’s crucial to head to the doctor if you are finding it difficult to cope, there are evidence-backed self-help methods to boost our mood during winter, which can help us to tackle the January blues and no longer feel as if life is on hold until Spring.  Stay Social It can be ...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Self-help, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winter Blues, New Year's, Mental Health And Wellness, Karmel Choi Exercise

Do You Ever Wake Up Depressed and Don’t Know Why? Here’s What to Do

Feeling depressed for no reason? Here’s what you should know. Depression can become a huge problem in your life, but many people may not actually recognize the signs of depression or symptoms; instead, they’ll just assume that they’re sad. But if you’re waking up depressed, or feeling depressed for no reason every day, then you may not just be sad or going through a “phase.”  9 Subtle Signs Of Depression I Was Too Depressed To Notice Wondering “Why am I depressed?” all the time might make yo...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sad, Disorders, Emptiness, Self-help, Depression, Psychiatry, Suicidal Thoughts, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Sadness, Vitamin D, Hopelessness, Publishers, Mental Health And Wellness, Yourtango

Dealing with Deep Sadness During the Holidays

Holidays aren’t always joyful, blissful, nor magical. Instead, they can mark a season of not just situational stress and sadness — but one of deep melancholy.  There are many reasons that can contribute to holiday depression. Some factors include dysfunctional family dynamics (which are often thrown in one’s face more often during holiday get-togethers), unrealistic expectations of holiday merriment, financial issues, the loss of a loved one, and the year’s-end introspection about whether one...
Tags: Psychology, Holidays, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Sadness, James Dean, Holiday Season, Self-compassion, Holiday Coping, Self Care, Little House

Buzzbar’s SAD Lamp Serves Shoreditch

Meant to alleviate Seasonal Affective Disorder, a luminescent lamp for visitors and passers-by One in three people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and women are 70% more likely to suffer than men. In London, Buzzbar (the walk-in digital and marketing production service) has responded to these statistics by creating the world’s largest SAD lamp for passers-by to up their serotonin levels on the way …
Tags: Design, London, Winter, Sad, Marketing, Tech, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Shoreditch, Lamps, Lumie, Buzzbar, SAD Lamps

How can you manage seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?

12/21 is the Winter solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere it is the shortest day of the year. Some people are affected more than others with the fewer hours of day light and they experience a mild depression. How can you best manage it?Click hereEditor's note: When my clients complain to me about what sounds like seasonal affective disorder we explore what outdoor activities they might enjoy in the winter time like skiing, ice skating, snow shoeing, hiking, snow mobiling etc. Exposure to day lig...
Tags: Health, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Infertility, Northern Hemisphere, David G Markham

S.A.D? (Seasonal Affective Disorder) or might we be fighting nature?

I don't use the term depression for my experience,  but I do find that there is a big natural shift in winter that encourages going inward and slowing down. I have found for a long time now that moving away from the pathologizing of my experience has been a healthy move for me and many of the folks I advocate for.  ...
Tags: Health, Winter, Meditation, Mental Health, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Transformation, Infertility, Seasons, Ecstatic Dance

Winter Comfort Vegetables | Saute Parsnip Casserole Dish

I'd like to share my mother-in-law's recipe on how to cook parsnips, a family favorite winter vegetable Parsnip Casserole with Bacon.
Tags: Sad, Holiday, Vegetables, Recipe, Side dish, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Recipes, Bacon, Entertaining, Carrots, Onions, Frugality, Casserole, Pork Chops, Newsworthy, Pot Luck

Staying Healthy During The Winter

Wintertime is full of change. We see bare trees, snow on the ground, and readings on the thermometer that we probably aren’t crazy about. It is more than just a change of scenery, though. The weather’s natural cycle brings about changes in our daily routines that can drastically affect our health, taking us into spring... The post Staying Healthy During The Winter appeared first on A Happy Hippy Mom.
Tags: Winter, Parenting, Fitness, Seasonal Affective Disorder

Why Sunlight Is So Good For You

Even Hippocrates believed that the changing seasons had something to do with health—and that the key was how much available daylight there was during different times of the year. Many centuries later, it’s clear he was onto something. As people spend more time indoors staring at computer and television screens, scientists are starting to appreciate…
Tags: News, Sad, Happiness, Uncategorized, Happy, Sunlight, Mood, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Sun, How To Be Happy, Mental Health/Psychology, Daylight, Hippocrates, Sun And Mood, Sunlight Mood

Slaves to the rhythm

I met up with Russell Foster in 1996 when I was writing a book on the social impact of the 24 hour society. I wanted to know what effect working nights had on human biology and health. At the time Russell was Reader at Imperial College. Since then he has become professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford University; a Fellow of the Royal Society; and he has a shelf full of medals from scientific societies around the world. We have written three books together and done our best to popularise th...
Tags: Books, Featured, Biology, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Britain, Circadian Rhythms, Oxford University, Winter Blues, Royal Society, Health & Medicine, Biological Clock, Russell, VSI, Science & Medicine, Very Short Introductions, Pixabay

Toronto Public Library shedding light on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted in News“Two white lamps that look like props from a sci-fi film sit in the common area of the Brentwood Library. But they’re anything but common or the stuff of science fiction.They’re light therapy lamps, designed to mimic the sun and treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that some people experience during the dark winter months. They’re part of a Toronto Public Library pilot project that aims to help people ward off the winter blues while they read.”These lamps h...
Tags: News, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Toronto Public Library, Brentwood, CBC News, Bloor Street West

How Camping Helps You Sleep Better

Spending time in nature can work wonders for human health, from lowering blood pressure and stress hormones to sparking feelings of awe. Growing research suggests it may also improve sleep by resetting our internal clocks to a natural sleep cycle. A new study released in the journal Current Biology adds to that evidence by showing…
Tags: News, Camping, Sleep, Hiking, Sad, Uncategorized, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Nature, Circadian Rhythms, Camp, Sleep Problems, Better Sleep, Trouble Sleeping, Can't Sleep

Best of Our Blogs: January 13, 2017

I’m currently working on a wellness article. A few experts recommend an easy, and life-changing tip that we simply don’t do enough. This isn’t about decluttering or exercising. While those are great wellness tips, it’s not as emotionally freeing as this. Pause. We’ve been trained by television, computers and our phones to jump from one thing to the next. This makes us impatient and emotionally reactive. To be adept at problem solving and decision making, however, we need to stop, breathe, and th...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Nutrition, Mindfulness, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Health Care, Winter Blues, Emotion, Feeling, Best Of Our Blogs, Organization Tips, Post-holiday Blues, Making a Difference

Beat the winter blues with these life-changing light therapy lamps

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects millions of people, but light therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for many. Here are our favorite lamps on the market, whether you're looking for something portable or a device with a built-in timer. The post Beat the winter blues with these life-changing light therapy lamps appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home, Trends, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Buying Guides, Cool Tech

Psychology Around the Net: December 24, 2016

Happy Saturday, sweet readers! I celebrate Christmas, which means today — Christmas Eve — I’m surrounded by friends and family and fortunately an extremely low number of gifts (our families decided to focus on the children this year, much to my delight). Over the years, I’ve become more and more aware of — and sad to the point of sobbing about — how our society has turned Christmas into a gluttonous commercial nightmare. To me, the holidays aren’t about tangible gifts and possibly putting onese...
Tags: Psychology, Grief, Study, Aging, Job, Research, Disorders, Mental Health, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Social Isolation, Mental Illness, Employer, Caregiving, Caregivers, Helping

Psychology Around the Net: December 10, 2016

My neck of the woods had its first snow yesterday! It wasn’t anything major — just some steady flurries, really — but it lasted several hours and made me happy. I love the first snow of the season; it’s just…magical to me. It always puts me in a good mood. According to the forecast, it won’t snow any this weekend, but at least I got to enjoy it yesterday. Anyway, off to this week’s mental health news! Get ready for how the 21st Century Cures Act will affect mental health care, a list of essenti...
Tags: Psychology, Celebrities, Students, Children, Study, Sad, New York City, Habits, Insurance, Research, Disorders, Depression, Ptsd, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Treatment, Teachers

5 Ways Outdoor Workouts Improve Our Mental Wellbeing

You're reading 5 Ways Outdoor Workouts Improve Our Mental Wellbeing, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. With Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) now recognized as a very real condition, it’s becoming easier to find ways to combat the melancholy state of mind that plagues seasonal sufferers. Whether it’s the dark nights, the change in the weather or any other external factors causing ...
Tags: Featured, Sad, Happiness, Mental Health, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain

Psychology Around the Net: November 5, 2016

I’m going to the mountains today; in fact, I might be there by the time you read this. Of course, this isn’t exactly unusual, given my state is fairly well known for its mountains. I’m sort of always surrounded by mountains, even when I’m grocery shopping. Nevertheless, earlier this week, a friend of mine sent a random text asking if I’d be interested in spending a day in an especially beautiful area of the state a couple of hours away. “YES.” Without hesitation. “Good. Start inviting some...
Tags: Psychology, Twitter, Halloween, Parenting, Sad, Environment, Happiness, Research, Poverty, Disorders, Mental Health, Adhd, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Optimism, Emotional Health, Mental Illness

You’re Depressed, But Are You Depressed Depressed?

Depression is a slippery word. Like many mental health terms, the way people use it in everyday speech doesn’t always line up with the clinical meaning of the word. We might say: “This year’s presidential election is depressing.” It’s understood, of course, that we aren’t literally claiming the electoral process has triggered a serious mood disorder that’s interfering with our day-to-day functioning. In other cases, the line between colloquial “depression” and clinical depression gets a little m...
Tags: Psychology, Video, General, Happiness, Mental Health, Self-help, Depression, Bipolar, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Optimism, Negativity, Bipolar Disorder, Sadness, Major Depressive Disorder, Mood Disorder, Mental Disorders

8 Fall Foods I Eat to Improve My Mood

Even with its gorgeous foliage and festivities, autumn triggers anxiety and depression for many people. The shorter days and lack of sunlight affect our circadian rhythms; we feel the stress of upcoming holidays; and the claustrophobia of winter is lurking around the corner. I’m not a dietitian, but I’ve learned a lot from experts about food and mood, and I’ve learned what works for me.  Mother Nature, fortunately, has done her part in providing many foods and spices during this season that can ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Nutrition, Sad, West Virginia, Turkey, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Egypt, Mental Health And Wellness, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety And Panic, Health-related, Alternative And Nutritional Supplements, Circadian Rhythm, Antidepressant

When You Put on a Happy Face but You’re Really Depressed

When we think of someone with clinical depression, we think of a person who’s overtly sad — a permanent frown etched onto their face. We think of a person who can’t get out of bed and has a hard time working and performing tasks. A person who looks exhausted and disheveled. A person who’s withdrawn and isolates themselves. And sometimes this is true. Sometimes, this is how depression manifests. But other times, the face of depression is actually a happy person. A person who’s put-together and ...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, General, Workplace, Relationships, Happiness, Success, Independence, Disorders, Stress, Smile, Emptiness, Self-help, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, John

Depression and Men: Why It’s Hard to Ask for Help

Fans surprised Supernatural star Jared Padalecki at Comic-Con on Sunday, July 12, by lighting candles in the audience — over 7,000 of them — as a thank you for opening up about his struggles with depression and as a tribute to his Always Keep Fighting campaign that supports people struggling with depression, self-injury, addiction, or suicidal thoughts. You can see Padalecki’s Tweet here: View from stage. #ComicCon — Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) July 12, 2015 During film...
Tags: Psychology, Maryland, Stephen Colbert, Suicide, Ted, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Jon Hamm, Sam, Stigma, Major Depressive Disorder, Mood Disorder, Men's Issues, Thomas, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mike Wallace

When Symptoms of Depression Strike in the Summer

Most of us are familiar with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). During the short, cold, dark days of winter, 4 to 6 percent of people feel depressed, lethargic, pessimistic and even hopeless. They may eat more and sleep too much. But you might be less familiar with another type of seasonal affective disorder: depression that sparks in the summer, which about 10 percent of people with SAD experience. Summertime depression is essentially the opposite of wintertime depression. “People tend to lose ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, Happiness, Summer, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Hopelessness, Electronic Devices, Mental Health And Wellness, Dysthymia, Major Depressive Disorder, Melatonin

‘Inside Out’: Animated Film Explains that Sadness Is Essential

In The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran writes: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. I thought of his words yesterday as I watched Disney’s “Inside Out,” which I believe is as beneficial as a month of psychotherapy sessions. Watching it with your kids is even better: cheap family therapy. We could all use a reminder of...
Tags: Psychology, Disney, Movie Review, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Sadness, University Of California Berkeley, Inside Out, Grief And Loss, Carnegie Mellon, Joy, Mental Health And Wellness, Brain And Behavior, Mood Disorder, Inspiration & Hope

You Asked: Is Seasonal Affective Disorder Real?

Without a doubt. Here’s how to identify SAD—and remedies that really work.
Tags: Winter, Sad, Uncategorized, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Mental Health/Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Light Therapy, Mood Disorders, Winter Doldrums

Does Seasonal Affective Disorder Exist? Can Depressive Symptoms Be Seasonal?

In late January, researchers published the results of their study that seem to call into question whether seasonal affective disorder (SAD) actually exists. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of clinical depression that appears to be related in some way to the changing of the seasons (primarily winter and summer). The new study contradicts dozens of previous studies that have found evidence that seasonal affective disorder does exist. So how do we square the results of the new study with the ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, General, Sad, Research, Disorders, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winter Blues, Clinical Depression, Dysthymia, Major Depressive Disorder, Mood Disorder, Light Therapy, DSM, Depressive Episode

How Much Should You Challenge Yourself with Depression?

“When you’re emerging from a depressive episode, how do you know when to push yourself — in terms of commitments and challenges — and when to be gentle with yourself?” someone asked recently on my depression community, Project Beyond Blue. That’s one of the toughest questions facing people who have repeated depressive episodes because, no matter what they choose, they are sure it was the wrong choice. If you don’t take that night course, you feel like you wussed out. But the stress of studying f...
Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Stress, Self-help, Depression, Self-esteem, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Leo Tolstoy, Inner Critic, Mental Health And Wellness, Dysthymia, Major Depressive Disorder, Major Depressive Episode, Mood Disorder, Beatrix Potter