Food, Serotonin, and Depression: Improve Your Diet and Boost Your Mood

Food, Serotonin, and Depression

You’re feeling down, out-of-sorts, and unmotivated. Before you know it, you find yourself binging on chocolates, pastries, and soft drinks. Somehow, stuffing yourself with sweets and starchy carbohydrates chases that dark cloud that’s been hanging over your head away… at least for a time. Why? The Connection Between Food and Serotonin Serotonin is a neurotransmitter—the…

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Adult ADHD and Depression: Is It Primary or Secondary & Why It Matters?

Adult ADHD and Depression

You’re in a funk. Unfocused and unmotivated. Is it depression? Or something else? Could it have something to do with your ADHD? It certainly could! Adult ADHD and depression often go hand-in-hand. Of course, if you’re afflicted with ADHD, it doesn’t mean you’re depressed, neither does suffering from depression automatically mean you have ADHD. The…

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CBT and Depression: What Makes CBT So Effective?

cbt and depression

“I want that report on my desk, today!” Your boss demands, standing in the doorway of his office. “I don’t have time for you’re excuses; just get it done!” He disappears back into the adjacent room. You pause a moment, looking over the paperwork on your desk, then the computer screen. A deep sigh. Will you…

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Take These Steps to Cope with Depression and the Holidays

depression and the holidays

It seems like there’s nothing but happy endings during the holidays – at least on TV or in the movies. In your life, though, that rosy picture may be far from reality. Just the thought of a bunch of annoying relatives flooding your house might send you into a depressive down-spiral. There’s the uncle who always…

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