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Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson
May 17, 2019
Is depression hereditary? A family history of depression can make you predisposed, but there's no way to tell whether you'll become depressed in the future.

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Nutrition and Depression

Fight Back Against Depression With Proper Nutrition

Although foods alone can’t replace therapy and medication, certain nutritional habits may help depression. Read on to learn more nutrition and depression.
by Brittany Da Silva on January 3, 2019
Foods for Depression

Boost Your Energy and Mood By Eating Well

A change in diet can vastly improve some of the symptoms of depression. Consider including these foods for depression in your diet!
by Lana Barhum and Natasha Devine on March 8, 2017
Depression-Busting Smoothies

Depression-Busting Smoothies

Depression-busting smoothies combine healthy ingredients with those that transport you back to a happier time.
by Donna Schwontkowski on September 2, 2015
Mood-Busting Foods

The Impact of Sugar on Depression

Sugar and depression are good friends, in that sugar can worsen your depression. Check out these other mood-busting foods that can bring you down.
by Natasha Devine on June 24, 2015
The Connection Between Depression and Appetite

When Your Brain and Your Stomach Don’t Get Along

There's a clear connection between depression and appetite. Whether you're overeating or under eating, you need to break the cycle. Consider these tips.
by Eric Patterson on January 6, 2015
Soups for Depression

Soup: The Healthy Depression Comfort Food

This fall, consider making comfort soups for depression. Dr. Donna shares her tips on making nutritious, delicious soups.
by Donna Schwontkowski on November 5, 2014