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.
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By Bruce A. Ferrell, MD
Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics, UCLA
Editor-in-Chief, UCLA Medical Center Healthy Years
Q: My eyes have developed a kind of sticky, scratchy feeling that is really getting uncomfortable. Is this what dry eye feels like?
A: The symptoms you describe are common to dry eye syndrome, also known as
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
If you’re suffering from depression, you’re not alone. Given the depression statistics in the United States, chances are that several people you know are depressed or have experienced depression in the past, even if you don’t know it—and even if they don’t know it.
Depression Symptoms in Women
According to 2014 data
Depression in seniors, especially in advanced ages, is a much more common and widespread problem than may be realized. It shouldn’t, however, be accepted as a normal part of aging because it isn’t normal. In the extreme, depression can lead to suicide. The rate of suicide increases with age, particularly
Do you have acute anxiety attacks or difficulty sleeping through the night? If so, you may be suffering from GABA deficiency symptoms. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of low GABA and how to boost your brain’s GABA levels.
A new study concludes that depression in older adults may be a risk factor for heart disease and/or stroke. It isn’t the only recent study to underline the cardiovascular risks that may accompany depression—other research, published in 2015, found that people who had persistently elevated depressive symptoms for four years
Type in your search engine, “Natural Remedies for Depression” and you’ll likely find confusing and conflicting information. Honestly, the list of vitamins, supplements and tonics can be quite overwhelming! How do you know…