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Can grief morph into depression?

March 21, 2012

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April 27, 2012

great article…i have to admit

April 25, 2012

It is interesting how all these aspects – weight loss, happiness, depression and grief are so interlinked like a tapestry.
An interesting read.

Jak Zhubnout
April 3, 2012

Reading about consequences like thoughts of suicide, rapid weight loss etc. makes me think about this subject even more. I think that weight loss supplements cant help overcome depression, they can make it even worse. Patients with depression should really search for professional help.

Jak Zhubnout

Let's Beat Depression
April 2, 2012

i think that weight loss supplements can help overcome depression due to the improvement you feel when you observe the effect of the supplement on your body!

Zack Normandin
March 28, 2012

Greif can absolutely transform into depression. But one thing that cures it, believe it or not, is graphic design. Designing anything you want has been scientifically proven to cure depression as it gets out expression and anger. Free graphic design software like GIMP helped me through my depression after my step-mother’s mother died.

Devin Drake
March 28, 2012

This is the best post on this topic I have ever read. I am really very impressed with it. Keep blogging!

Carlo Krouzian
March 28, 2012

My wife and I experienced this in a foster child in our family. Grief, depression, and other phsycological problems can early spin out of control if not treated immediately. With the right professional and family help, treatments can be applied to counter the cause of the depression and grief. Once things are in motion and depression has set in, it takes carried degrees of therapeutic services to revert to a normal state.


March 24, 2012

i would like to lose weight fast but i don’t know how can i do

i have already post a question in yahoo answer

but i don’t have any good answer yet

March 21, 2012

I experienced depression after the sudden loss of my mother, I was placed on an antidepressant which has worked well for me. I had some other life altering situations which just made it difficult for me to cope. I still have days especially during Christmas which is the time my mother passed.

March 21, 2012

I read that weight loss supplements can help overcome depression? Is this true?

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