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 four natural serotonin supplements presented here have all been shown to help treat serotonin deficiency symptoms such as depression, insomnia, and more by increasing
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If you’ve been feeling down in the dumps for an extended period of time, you may be suffering from depression. You’re not alone, as millions of other Americans experience this common disorder. The bright side is that there are a number of effective lifestyle strategies you can take to fight
While we already know that exercise can help fight depression, a new meta-analysis has shown that the benefits aren’t limited to aerobic activity. Researchers at the University of Limerick in Ireland reported in JAMA Psychiatry that resistance training, such as lifting weights, using resistance bands, or doing calisthenics, can significantly
Before 1942, many Americans died from the simplest infections. Then something miraculous happened: Penicillin came into use and dramatically changed the health-care landscape. Since then, the development of medications has exploded, ushering in incredible advances in quality of life and survival.
Depression Is a Common Side Effect. But there is a
Depression is miserable and debilitating. It can rob you of your motivation, energy, and zest for life. The goal of treating depression is simple—to feel better! With more than 10 percent of the population taking antidepressants, it seems prudent to ask, “Do antidepressants really work?”
Antidepressants are the second most commonly
Regular Strength Training May Lower Depression Risk
A recent review (JAMA Psychiatry, June) suggests that people who regularly do strength training may be less likely to suffer from depression. Researchers analyzed data from 33 clinical trials including 947 adults who were assigned to either participate in strength training sessions or be
The sad truth is that nearly half of people in the U.S. with depression are not getting the level of care they need, according to statistics collected by the National Institute of Mental Health. This is true even though multiple effective therapies are available. Minority groups are particularly unlikely to
Many people with mood disorders and anxiety turn to complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) such as dietary supplements, meditation, massage therapy, and other treatment approaches for help with their mental dis-tress. But how well do these approaches work?
We asked MGH’s David Mischoulon, MD, PhD, Director of Research and Alternative Remedy
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
Long before the development of prescription antidepressant medications such as Prozac, Zoloft, Tofranil, and Lexapro, human populations had discovered natural ways to overcome the symptoms of depression through the use of plants with mood-boosting properties. Recently, scientists have begun to explore the benefits of many of these herbal remedies and