Treating Depression with Lifestyle

submitted by: admin on 04/25/2014

Today psychiatrists tend to use drugs to treat depression rather than dealing with the underlying problems or focusing on lifestyle measures. Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki report on three studies showing that poor diet, inadequate sleep, and depression have a profound effect on aggravating depression. 

Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and Maryland in the March 2014 issue of Psychological Services reveal that although 25% of elderly people with mild depression will progress to a major depression within two years, that only 9% progressed to this depth if they ate a healthy diet or were given "talk" therapy from non-mental health professionals. 

A second article presented at the 2014 EuroHeartCare Conference that studied 63,000 Norwegians showed that moderate to severe depression increased the risk of congestive heart failure admissions by 40%. In a third study from UCLA Medical Center that was published in the April 2014 issue of Physiology and Behavior showed that rats fed a diet high in junk food led to their becoming overweight, lazy and prone to developing cancer.  

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