More than 16 million U.S. adults ages 18 or older—nearly seven percent of the adult population—have at least one major depressive episode a year, according to the most recent Na-tional Institute of Mental Health estimates. Unfortunately, those individuals rarely suffer alone: Depression often deeply affects close family members, too, as
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Depression Boosts Risk for Stroke
Depression raises stroke risk in older adults, even among individuals whose mood disorder has been successfully resolved, according to a study published online May 13, 2015 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The researchers analyzed data on over 16,000 men and women 50 and
One of the goals of regular exercise is, of course, to avoid a heart attack. But if that event, known clinically as a myocardial infarction (MI), is in your future, just know that being physically active in the months and years leading up to a heart attack can help you
There are many answers to the question, “what causes a stroke?” New research shows that people with depression are at a significantly higher risk for having a stroke.
Did your depression symptoms begin after you started a new job or a new school, after moving to a new home, or perhaps shortly following a flood or water leak in your home? If so, you may be suffering from sick building syndrome.