Secret Signs of Depression

Depression is an extremely common illness that in the affects over 40 million adults in the U.S. every year. While many people can identify when a friend, coworker, or loved one has depression by the obvious signs, there are many people who suffer silently with less-obvious displays of depression.  The most known signs of depression are sadness and loss of interest in activities. Additionally, many … Continue reading Secret Signs of Depression

Food and Mood

There’s evidence that disruption to the gut’s natural biome can have a real impact on the body and brain. Certain foods have a significant impact on gut bacteria, and avoiding things that are high in additives and preservatives can help protect against your gut’s usual function. Gut-friendly food choices include:• Whole foods• Fresh fruits and vegetables (in a range of colors)• Frozen fruits• Higher fiber … Continue reading Food and Mood

Cyclical Depression and Barriers to Treatment

For many, depression feels like a constant sadness, gnawing away at fleeting moments of happiness in life, an ever-present melancholy always there in the background. Depression, however, doesn’t necessarily present in such a predictable way in every person. For some, depression manifests in cycles. The waves of sadness come and go on repeat, sometimes in noticeable patterns, other times in random bursts. For those with … Continue reading Cyclical Depression and Barriers to Treatment