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Passages Malibu Issues Tips to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

December 2, 2013

Wintertime depression symptoms are known to affect people living in the northern part of the world more substantially.

Malibu, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013

As countries in the northern hemisphere prepare for the coming winter months, Passages Malibu prepared a list of tips meant to prevent seasonal affection disorder. Common symptoms of seasonal affective disorder include a minor lack of energy to more serious feelings of depression.

Passages Malibu winter tips include:

Getting some sun – Morning sunlight is known to be a national mood booster which also helps to regulate the body’s internal clock.

Eating right – Recently published research shows that refined grains and soft drinks can contribute to depression, especially in women. Foods rich in Vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids help to improve mental health.

Regular exercise – When the weather turns cooler it’s tempting to curl up under the blankets; however it’s especially important to remain physically active during winter months, both to maintain your health and to enhance your immune system.

Limiting your caffeine intake – While a cup of coffee seems like an easy fix when you’re down, too much caffeine can aggravate anxiety and/or contribute to insomnia.

"Depression is one of the underlying conditions that causes addiction," said Pax Prentiss, CEO of Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. "At Passages, we have found that dependency on drugs can be eliminated once you heal the underlying causes. Our experience shows that it’s possible to overcome addiction and move on with your life."

At Passages Malibu – Addiction Ends Here™

About Passages Malibu & Passages Ventura:

Father and son team Chris and Pax Prentiss founded Passages Malibu in 2001. Its second location, Passages Ventura, first opened its doors in 2009. The two drug & alcohol abuse treatment centers offer an alternative to the 12 step/AA model of addiction treatment by utilizing a holistic program that focuses on the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than attributing addiction to an incurable disease.

Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept insurance and each have earned the coveted Joint Commission (JCAHO) accreditation, which has only been given to 6% of the nation’s behavioral health treatment programs.

Passages Malibu was named the #1 treatment center in the world by Healthcare Global, one of the "Most Luxurious Places to Dry Out" by Forbes magazine, and the Huffington Post recently acknowledged Passages as a center that "caters to a high-end crowd, with many CEOs, entrepreneurs and high-powered professionals among its clients."

The co-founders are also authors of an acclaimed series of addiction treatment books, including their groundbreaking, flagship title, The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure.

For general inquiries about treatment, contact: 866-233-1753.

For media inquiries, contact: press(at)passagesmalibu(dot)com.

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