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Intro to depression, anxiety and mood. Viewed from Women's Health Network’s perspective, mood problems in women are so common in our culture because our biography is actively interacting with our biology to write our emotional history. Includes a synopsis of all our articles on the neurochemical basis of how mood issues develop, and how to address them without relying on medication.

Natural antidepressants — do they work better than drugs? Many women on antidepressants want to get off. Here’s more information about what causes depression, how antidepressants work and their side effects, and the natural alternatives.

Seasonal affective disorder — getting back to nature. Nearly all of us notice subtle shifts in our energy with the changing seasons. But if you compartmentalize life between the “bright” days of spring and summer and the “dark” days of fall and winter, you could be suffering a common type of depression known as seasonal affective disorder. Learn to heed Mother Nature’s message behind symptoms of seasonal sadness, lethargy and carbohydrate cravings, and banish your winter blues naturally, without drugs.

Anger in women, reviewed by Dr. Amber Hayden, DO. Many women are taught they’re not supposed to feel anger, or if they do, then they’d better not show it. It’s no surprise that stuffed anger in women shows up later as deep-seated guilt, depression, and resentment, as well as eroding physical health. By learning to honor the full range of human expression — including the “no-no” emotion of anger — we bring greater wellness to our own lives and to the world.

Release negative patterns — heal yourself emotionally and physically. Emotional healing of family patterns can help women heal physically. Learn how the Hoffman Quadrinity Process can help women with emotional healing.

The Hoffman Quadrinity Process — learn to put yourself first. Women's Health Network outlines the Hoffman Quadrinity Process.

What is postpartum depression, and how do I know if I have it? If you currently struggle with PPD, have in the past, or want to help someone who has — read on to learn what this might tell us about our brain chemistry and its sensitivity to hormonal changes — and what you can do about it. PPD, like PMS, PMDD, and perimenopausal depression, lets you know your body needs more support!