Seasonal Depression Awareness – Hotline

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)   If you notice periods of depression that seem to accompany seasonal changes during the year, you may suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition is characterized by recurrent episodes of depression – usually in late fall and winter, when the number of hours of sun is decreased. Natural melatonin levels drop and less sun exposure decreases the brain chemical serotonin, which affects mood. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SAD? Symptoms of … [Read more...]

Thriving through SADS – December is Awareness Month

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) December Is Seasonal Depression Awareness Month Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, winter blues, summer depression, summer blues, or seasonal depression, is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer, spring or autumn year after year. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), SAD is not a … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Do you have a hormonal ‘thyroid’?

  A Celebration of Women is concerned with the health of our WOMEN in RECOVERY.    One of the most typical imbalances in a Woman's body is in the glands; and the Thyroid Gland is the one that takes the role of Master to all Glands.  PLEASE take the time, and get checked, the scan is the best. If you experience any of the following conditions, with no obvious reason why, please   Take Action!        Thyroid Problems A small gland shaped like a butterfly, the thyroid gland … [Read more...]

Depression or Diabetes? – WOMEN in RECOVERY

    Depression or Diabetes?       What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels, that result from defects in insulin secretion, or action, or both. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes (as it will be in this article) was first identified as a disease associated with "sweet urine," and excessive muscle loss in the ancient world. Elevated levels of blood glucose (hyperglycemia) lead to spillage of … [Read more...]

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