depression

A mood disorder is a condition where one’s natural emotional mood is distorted or incongruous to one’s circumstances. The category of mood disorders includes all types of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. Sometimes called “affective disorders,” mood disorders often co-occur with anxiety disorders and substance abuse. Mood disorders are common in the US and internationally; […]

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dark chocolate craving, chocolate indulgence

Why do women say they have dark chocolate cravings when they are depressed? According to Dr Steve Warren, MD DPA: Dark chocolate contains a compound called tryptophan, which is a precursor of the natural antidepressant hormone serotonin. In fact, research shows that dark chocolate consumption increases levels of dopamine and serotonin in the body. Cold […]

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