Doctors believed many decades ago that vitamin D was good only for healthy bones and teeth, but research has since proven otherwise. Vitamin D deficiency symptoms now have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer. In fact, a recent study conducted by Boston University
Tag: depression symptoms
Almost everyone feels sad or down from time to time, particularly during difficult times in life, such as a divorce or the loss of a loved one. Yet persistent sadness that doesn?t let up can be a sign of depression. Each person experiences depression differently. Depression symptoms can vary in severity, from mild to intense enough to affect your daily life.
The most obvious depression symptoms are feelings of sadness or emptiness, worthlessness, and guilt. Depression can affect your sleep, making you toss and turn at night, or struggle to drag yourself out of bed in the morning. You may also drag through your days, feeling drained and lacking in energy.
When you?re depressed, it?s normal to lose interest in activities you once loved, like going out to dinner or to movies with friends. You may also lose interest in sex. Some people become angry or irritable, which can drive away well-meaning friends and family members. Appetite changes are also possible with depression. Maybe you have no interest in eating. Or, you might overeat, binging on comfort foods like chocolate or pizza.
Depression also affects your mind and memory. You might start to lose focus at work, drifting off during meetings and forgetting important dates and events. Some people feel foggier or mentally slower than normal.
Physical depression symptoms are less obvious, but also common. You could develop stomachaches or headaches, or aches and pains that aren?t caused by another health condition.
When these depression symptoms don?t go away and start to interfere with your life, it?s time to get evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist. Left untreated, depression symptoms can get worse over time. The most serious depression symptoms are thoughts or intentions of committing suicide. If you are considering taking your own life, call a doctor or your local suicide hotline right away.
Is there a connection between gluten and depression? Investigators from the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, had observed from previous studies that people with gluten sensitivity (but without celiac disease) may still have digestive symptoms while on a gluten-free diet but continue
The food we put in our bodies doesn’t just affect our physical health; it can greatly impact our mental health, as well. So if you want to to prevent depression, paying attention to your diet is key. Research shows that one of best ways to reduce your risk for developing
Are you at your wits end to fall asleep or find yourself wide awake at 3:00 a.m. and can’t fall back asleep? Learn how to beat nighttime restlessness and feel energized during the day with these 3 natural remedies for insomnia.
The importance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in affecting mood has been widely acknowledged in numerous studies linking low brain levels of this key chemical with depression, anxiety, and irritability. Now, scientists are reporting another significant role the neurotransmitter plays in the brain—that of promoting memory and cognition.
Inadequate brain levels of
Higher heart risks linked with inflammatory bowel disease
People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly women, are at an increased risk for stroke and heart attack, according to a study presented in October 2013 at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. Among patients with IBD, risks for
Treating a dopamine deficiency can help you take back your health! How? First, you need to understand that depression is a disease that can be caused by a dopamine deficiency. In many cases, it is caused by actual physiologic changes in your brain. Therefore, when you feel depressed, don’t think
If you haven’t heard the phrase before, your first question may be, “What is situational depression?” Yet in a way, it also defines itself: It’s a type of depression tied to a negative event or experience, or that results directly from a specific situation.
The heart-wrenching death of a child,
Bipolar disorder is a crippling, chronic, severe mental disorder characterized by manic highs and crashing lows. During the high points, people with bipolar disorder may be almost euphoric—happy, full of energy and activity, sleep little or not at all for days on end, or engage in reckless behavior, have intense
Serotonin is the “feel-good” brain chemical. Too little of this vital neurotransmitter will have you suffering from depression, but newer research shows it also influences whether or not you develop dementia.