8 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

As the days get shorter and winter closes in, many people feel like hibernating. We start sleeping more, eating more and avoiding social contact. The effects can be particularly oppressive for people with depression, many of whom feel escalating dread as the end of daylight saving time approaches. Here are eight ways to keep the black …

Coffee May Lower Women’s Risk of Depression

Many of us rely on a cup of coffee to kick-start our day (you’re welcome, Starbucks), and now new research suggests that our morning caffeine infusion may also help ward off depression over the long term, especially for women.

What Salt and Prozac Have in Common

Recently, two medical controversies have made headlines: the question of whether too much salt is bad for your health and the debate over whether widely used antidepressant drugs work any better than placebo.

Could a Body-Clock Drug Help Ease Depression?

Sad mood and sleep problems often go together — sleep disturbances like insomnia or, conversely, sleeping too much are common symptoms or warning signs of depression. Now, some doctors say that drugs that help regulate sleep …

Spring Allergies: Can They Make You Depressed?

Leave it to a terrible spell of spring allergies to ruin your day, or for many sufferers, many days or even weeks. It turns out, the coughing, sneezing and itchy eyes that accompany seasonal allergies may also help trigger or …

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