Articles relating to 'depression'
Lift your mood with these healing foods

healing-foodsWhen I’m stressed or feeling down, I’m quick to turn to chocolate – and I don’t stop at the recommended single high-cocoa dark chocolate square! That’s the trouble with emotional eating. Once you start, it’s hard to just say no more.

But there are better ways to get your smile back. The feel-good factor from chocolate is mostly … Read More

Why your mood could be a sign of serious illness

DEMENTIA, DEPRESSIONAs a doctor, I see people with a wide variety of health issues every day. One that I have noticed is really prevalent is depression in seniors.

As people get up in years, the risk of dementia and other degenerative diseases of the brain become much more likely. So that’s why this new information I was reading about … Read More

Why surfing the internet can make you happy

MENTAL HEALTH, DEPRESSIONI’m not the most high-tech person when it comes to carrying around a smartphone or iPad as if it was a life-support system (like some young people I know). But I do recognize the value of staying connected with friends, family and others, and using technology to your advantage.

It turns out, whether you’re checking the weather forecast, … Read More

Why Your Toothache Is Making Your Life Miserable

shutterstock_92524366Depression has been tied to a variety of physical ailments, from sleep problems to weight loss and weight gain. But when was the last time you paid your dentist a visit?

New research adds another potential link to depression: Dental trouble.

Problems like cavities and gum disease often are associated with bio-social conditions like depression and anxiety, according … Read More

Detect Depression Early To Save Your Heart

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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 … Read More

Treating Depression In Early Life Can Save You From Heart Disease

147463462Today, children with depression are more likely to show signs of heart disease as early as their teen years, a new study reveals.

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 … Read More

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