Did you know that you're four times more likely to die post heart attack if you're depressed?
According to research, up to one in five people with cardiovascular disease will develop depression, and people who suffer from depression are about 65% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.
So which condition comes first - cardiovascular disease or depression? Keep reading to understand t... ››› more
It goes without saying that if you give up on your exercise programme, you'll be putting your fitness at risk. Well, that's not all - according to new research, stopping your exercise also makes you vulnerable to depression!
The review of studies, which included 152 adults who stopped exercising after doing at least 30 minutes of exercise, three times a week, for a minimum of three months, foun... ››› more
It's common for people with depression to eat to make them feel better or help them cope. Unfortunately, the foods people tend to turn to have the opposite effect.
Eating junk food, or foods that contain large amounts of saturated fat, refined sugars, heavily processed ingredients or caffeine, when you're depressed can make you feel much worse!
On the other hand, sticking to a healthy diet ... ››› more
You've heard of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and know that it was developed to lower blood pressure without medication. As it turns out, this diet could also help reduce your risk of developing depression, a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in the United States has found.
The DASH diet is high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains with a regular... ››› more
You've heard the saying that goes, ‘nature is good for the mind, body and soul'. Now, there's some scientific evidence to back up this claim.
A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows that exposure to trees and other greenery staves off depression in adults and that the same may be true for teenagers.
Read on for the full findings…
Nature really is good for the mind,... ››› more
vegetarian lifestyles. Not only do plant-based folks have lower rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, research suggests that they may even have an easier time losing weight and live longer.
But it's not all good news - according to a recent Bristol University study, vegans and vegetarians are more likely to be depressed than carnivores. The reason? Study authors hypothesise ... ››› more
Depression affects approximately 350 million people around the world. If you're one of them, you may feel as if you have no control over your condition just because you didn't choose to get it. But it doesn't have to be this way…
You're probably familiar with some of the ways in which you can improve your condition - think exercising, going for cognitive therapy and taking medication. But are... ››› more
Your doctor recommends that you get at least eight hours of sleep a night, but is it really that important to get that much shuteye every night? New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York in the United States says yes.
In their study, researchers found a link between sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night and intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those s... ››› more
It's well-known that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work when it comes to treating depression with antidepressants. While an antidepressant treatment can alleviate the mental disorder completely in one person, it may not do anything for another. The question is, “Why?”
New evidence from mice published in the open access journal PLOS Biology may answer this question. The research team,... ››› more
If you're experiencing sadness, moodiness, fatigue, low sex drive, low self-esteem, loss of appetite and feelings that the tough days will never end, it may be a sign that you need help for depression. Before you head to the doctor for a script, hear us out…
Depression is much more common than you think - you probably encounter someone every day who also suffers from the condition without eve... ››› more
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