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
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Past Pesticide Exposure Boosts Alzheimer’s Risk
People who have been exposed at one time to the banned pesticide DDT are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in older age than people who have not been exposed, according to a study published online on Jan. 27, 2014 in JAMA Neurology. Researchers
When it comes to brain health, it’s never too late to turn over a new leaf, and the New Year provides a perfect opportunity. It’s the ideal time for vow- ing to put your gray cells first by changing aspects of your lifestyle and behavior that otherwise might have long-term
A high glycemic index diet—that is, a diet high in refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, white flour, and white rice found in many processed, packaged foods—may lead to increased risk of depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (online, June
When it comes to brain health, it’s never too late to turn over a new leaf, and the New Year provides a perfect opportunity. It’s the ideal time for vowing to put your gray cells first by changing aspects of your lifestyle and behavior that otherwise might have long-term negative
Food choices not only affect your weight and physical health—they can also affect your mental well-being. Recent studies link dietary deficiencies to mood disturbances, depression, and anxiety. Eating certain foods helps maintain brain health, regulate mood, and produce chemicals called neurotransmitters. Serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and norepinephrine are examples of neurotransmitters
If you want to keep your mood up and your mental health in good shape, opt for low-glycemic foods instead of refined carbohydrates.
Experiencing depression while pregnant? These natural treatment options will help you feel your best during your pregnancy, without nasty side effects or serious risks.
Research on meditation and depression shows how this all-natural depression therapy works to conquer depression. Learn about the history and research of the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process.
Two Columbia University MDs conclude that deficiencies in 9 specific vitamins are a direct cause of depression. Before taking an anti-depressant drug, consider treating vitamin deficiency symptoms for natural depression relief.