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Depression and Your Diet

  Depression and Your Diet The adages are well worn and cliché…’you are what you eat, an apple a day keeps the doctor away’…but now there is strong evidence to suggest that eating healthy foods benefits both the body and mind.  The Mediterranean diet has been widely supported as heart healthy but there is strong […]

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Generation Sandwich: Pressed and stressed

              If you are between the ages of 40 and 60, you’ve likely found yourself compressed between the competing demands of your dependent children and elderly parents.  The term Sandwich Generation is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a generation of people who are caring for their aging parents […]

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Illuminating Depression: A Tale of Suffering and Redemption

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”  –Helen Keller Depression is an illness that frequently defies language.  The nature of depression is so individualized and cryptic that efforts to depict it can feel like trying to catch an echo. In William Styron’s “Visible Darkness: A Memoir […]

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Jack Frost & Clinical Depression: Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

“Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables…” -Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), Saint’s Tragedy (act III, sc. 1) It’s mid January, the holiday buzz is over and the cold gray days of winter have crept […]

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