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The Best Antidepressant Known
Created on 9/28/2012
Depression is all too common in the world today.

And while there are many reasons for depression, perhaps the most common medical treatment for the condition comes in the form of a prescription drug.

But did you know that for mild to moderate depression there is an extremely effective treatment that costs nothing?

It's true! The treatment?

Exercise. Read More>>
Depressed? Pick Up This Book
Created on 12/16/2011
Spontaneous happiness...

Sounds good. But is it attainable?

Dr. Andrew Weil's new book, Spontaneous Happiness, details ways that readers might help prevent and treat depression primarily using diet and lifestyle methods.

Medication is often necessary in more severe forms of depression, but it's possible to control at least some aspects of the disease on our own. Read More>>
When Depression Doesn't Go Away
Created on 10/1/2010
We all experience depression from time to time, usually in response to a difficult situation in our lives.

But we typically regain our smiles with the passage of a few days.

Some people are saddled, however, with blues that just don't seem to let up.

Medical science has yet to determine what causes longstanding or severe depression, but there are many beneficial therapies available that can help beat back the blues, and they don't all come in the form of a prescription.

The first step? Ask your doctor for help. Read More>>
New Research: Healthy Eating Prevents Depression
Created on 11/3/2009
Can you eat your way out of "the blues?" Yes and no... When we're depressed we often turn to food for comfort, and that can lead to weight gain and other problems.

However, a new study out of The British Journal of Psychiatry strongly suggests that a diet high in processed, high fat, and fried foods contributes to the development of depression.

On the other hand, people who ate more "whole foods," like fruits and vegetables, and got omega-3 fatty acids from cold water fish, had a lower incidence of depression. So, eating WELL may help keep us happy (and healthy). Read More>>
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