Eat breakfast. Drink water. Exercise. Healthy lifestyle habits do plenty to keep your heart strong.
New research shows that heart-healthy habits will also help you respond better to treatment for depression.
In today’s society, depression is very common, affecting more than 350 million people worldwide. Numerous studies have found that depression is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease, which may lead to heart attack and stroke.
Researchers from the School of Science at Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis …Read more
No question, depression hurts –and leads to further health problems. Depression experienced at an early age not only leads to obesity, smoking and inactivity, but can cause heart problems later in life, according to research by the University of South Florida, Washington University and the University of Pittsburgh — and recently published in Psychosomatic Medicine.
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Don’t call me crazy! There’s a stigma surrounding mental health issues, like depression, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder, that prevents people from asking for help. That has to change.
When it comes to people affected by cancer or heart disease, statistics are easy to find. Mental illness, though, is not so clear-cut, but numbers appear to be on the rise, especially in middle-aged and older adults.
Estimates suggest about one in five Americans may be affected, and new research shows …Read more
Feeling a little blue? Lonely, listless and in your pajamas until noon? I can’t blame you. In some parts of North America, we’re in a record-breaking deep freeze. The days are short, dark and pretty darn cold and I feel as though I need to take up ice fishing to make the most of the season – if only I could get off the couch.
The truth is, we’re all susceptible to mild depression and it’s especially prevalent at this …Read more