Statins and Depression

Statins and depression… Statins and depression….Are the statins you’ve been told will lower your cholesterol making you depressed? If you struggle with depression, you want to do anything you can do to help control it.  Believe me, I know. I lived with depression for decades. Statins are being called into question relative to the epidemic of depression we are experiencing in this country. Did you know that over 20% of women in the U.S. in their 40s and 50s are … Continue reading

Vitamin D and Depression – the positive effect of vitamin D on your mood

Vitamin D and Depression…The Positive Effects of Vitamin D on Your Mood I just realized I ran out of Vitamin D which is what prompted this post.   As someone who struggled with depression for decades (please note the past tense used here), I am acutely aware of the effect that vitamin D plays on mood, sadness and depression. Studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and mood. Vitamin D is a vitamin our body produces but does … Continue reading

Depression and Parkinson’s Disease… Swedish study shows a link

Depression and Parkinson’s Disease… Swedish study shows a link The other day there was a story in the news about a study conducted in Sweden that strongly suggests there’s a link between depression and Parkinson’s disease.  This really caught my attention as I have struggled with depression in the past, and my father lived and died with Parkinson’s. This study followed the entire population of Swedes who were over 50 as of the end of 2005.  It was easy to … Continue reading

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder What is Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD? It’s the onset and continuation of certain symptoms that appear during certain times of the year.  It occurs most often in women, and most frequently during the fall into the winter months when exposure to natural light becomes more limited. SAD may occur during the summer months as well, and when it does is sometimes accompanied by increased anxiety. My personal experience was that I struggled with depression … Continue reading