Posts Tagged ‘Depression’

Signs of Bipolar Disorder

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Depression, ADHD, mood swings, bipolar disorder – a vast majority of us are familiar with these terms, we hear them quite often in our daily lives, but what do we know about them? In the United States more than six million people are officially diagnosed with bipolar disorder. However, this number probably is much higher,…

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Gut Health and Depression

Gut Health and Depression

Depression is a serious problem in our nation today. It is the most common mental disorder in the U.S. and affects more than 16 million adults. Add in those under 18 and the number goes even higher. Women are 70% more likely to experience depression in their lifetime than men. It is estimated that many…

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How Mindfulness Can be used to combat Depression?

How Mindfulness Can be used to combat Depression?

Being present is an elusive concept for many people. This would be especially true for people who struggle with depression. An alternative approach to overcoming depressive symptoms might be mindful. This was according to a paper published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The article posted for free on the website of Journal…

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Do Group Walks help lower Blood Pressure, risk of Depression and Stroke?

Do Group Walks help lower Blood Pressure, risk of Depression and Stroke?

According to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, regularly walking with a group may reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease and depression. The researchers looked at data involving over 1800 participants from over 14 countries. The participants had diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and other various ailments. The researchers assessed the…

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How to overcome the Winter Blues?

How to overcome those Winter Blues?

Yes, it’s coming! Here in the Midwest this week old man winter is reminded us that he’s in the neighborhood and is about to setup shop for the next 3-4 months. When winter finally gets here many of us usually do not have a plan on how to handle the changes in the weather, and…

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Diabetics May Be More Susceptible to Depression

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ccording to an article published in Medical News Today, researchers suggest that people with diabetes have a higher risk of becoming depressed because of an interaction between high blood sugar levels and a neurotransmitter associated with depression. The team presented their findings at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine…

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