Research shows that when you’re consistently sad, pessimistic, or moody you may have a serotonin deficiency that you can treat yourself by using serotonin supplements. The 4 natural supplements presented here have all been shown to help treat serotonin deficiency symptoms such as depression, insomnia, and more by increasing serotonin
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One of the fastest-growing segments of the dietary supplement industry is the market for products claiming to protect your memory or “boost” your brainpower. These range from mega-doses of vitamins your body does actually need (though not necessarily in such quantity) to novel concoctions such as Asian herbal remedies or
The symptoms of caffeine withdrawal can be severe and include much more than headaches. In fact, they can keep you from performing your daily life functions. Here is what they are and how to avoid them.
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Warning! Calcium Supplements May Raise Dementia Risk in Women
Women who take calcium supplements to lower their risk of osteoporosis may wind up increas-ing their vulnerability to dementia, suggests a study published online Aug. 17, 2016 in Neurology. Researchers looked at 700 healthy women who were between 70 and 92 years
Of the number of American adults who screen positive for depression, only 29 percent, or about one-third, receive treatment; conversely, many who are treated do not screen positive, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine online, Aug. 29, 2016. Nevertheless, there has been a substantial increase in the
Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even
Once you’ve made that important first step to go see your doctor or a mental health professional for your depression symptoms, these experts will give you a comprehensive assessment to determine whether you are indeed suffering from the condition. This section describes some of the things that might happen during
Getting treatment for major depression is essential at any age, but it may be especially important for older individuals. Depressed older adults experience faster brain aging and cognitive decline and face a significantly greater risk of developing dementia than adults of a similar age who do not have depression, research
An estimated one out of four Americans turns to alternative treatments for health problems, and many of them are looking for help with major depression. But an MGH expert urges caution when you consider using a natural remedy to chase your blues away.
“It’s important to remember that just because something
Probiotics May Benefit Your Blood Pressure
Probiotics are not only good for your digestive system, they may also be good for your blood pressure, according to a study published July 21, 2014 in the journal Hypertension. Researchers analyzed data from nine studies involving 543 adults with normal or elevated blood pressure