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How to Lose the Antidepressant Weight Gain

Some research suggests that as many as 25 percent of those who take antidepressants gain significant weight. The solution? Specific dietary guidelines to make the brain increase its production of serotonin.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

Using Food to Treat Health Conditions

Fruits and vegetables can boost your mood, and yogurt can reverse depression symptoms.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

What Is St. John's Wort?

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a yellow flowering weed that has been used to treat various “nervous disorders” for centuries. It is sold in Germany, usually by prescription, as an antidepressant and in the United States as a dietary supple...

By Berkeley Wellness

Food Additives That Can Kill Your Mood

You are probably aware of the physical impact food can have on your body, but what about the psychological? Even when you think you are eating a nutritious snack, chances are that there are hidden additives that could be harming your nervous system – ...

By Amanda Page

Can Fast Food Make You Depressed? A HealthCentral Explainer

unhappy meal infographic (click to enlarge) We all know that regularly consuming fast food is bad for our waistlines and physical health, but less known ...

By Amanda Page

Thanksgiving Turkey: The Natural Anti-Depressant

Happy Thanksgiving Next week, President Obama will issue a pardon to another fortunate turkey while most of us partake in the yearly ritual of gorging ourselves on succulent turkey meat. Afterwards, a satisfied, sleepy feeling will hit us like a ton ...

By Christina Lasich, MD