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Antidepressants Cause 40,000 Deaths a Year - But They're Handed Out Like Candy

And if you make this mistake, you'll walk away with a pricey little pill based on a botched theory that was proven to be incorrect way back in 1983. Don't become the next victim of this $80...

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Study: 12 Percent of Depression Could Be Prevented With 1 Hour of Exercise a Week

19 Oct 2017 | 17,030 Views

Physical activity is an excellent tool for relieving depression, but new research suggests you can experience benefits with as little as one hour of exercise a week. Beyond recovery, this very moderate amount of exercise may even help prevent depression in the first place.

Vegetarians Twice as Likely To Be Depressed

14 Sep 2017 | 42,386 Views

If you're a vegetarian or vegan, you could be at a significantly higher risk of depression than your meat-eating counterparts, recent research shows. The reason why isn't fully understood, but it could be related to nutrient deficiencies that are affecting your mental health and more.

The Link Between Sugar and Depression

17 Aug 2017 | 154,717 Views

It's a major cause of depression - literally wreaks havoc on your mental health. Suppresses BDNF, a key growth hormone for healthy brain neurons - which are notoriously low in those with mental illness. Also affects dopamine, wrecks mitochondria and promotes inflammation. Best ditch it today.

Your Gut Can Help Fight Depression and High Blood Pressure

10 Aug 2017 | 63,070 Views

The health of your gut microbiota is intricately tied to that of your whole body, from your blood pressure to your mood and much more in between. Even your bone marrow is involved in the complex dance between your gut, your brain, your immune system and your overall health.

Depressed and Anxious Patients Receive More Than Half of All Opioid Prescriptions

27 Jul 2017 | 168,631 Views

You owe it to yourself to know the risks, and be willing to stand up to your doctor. After all, they're far better trained to hand out prescriptions than to suggest alternatives. Now this death toll every year tops that of the entire Vietnam War. There are many far safer alternatives.

Anxiety Overtakes Depression as No. 1 Mental Health Problem

29 Jun 2017 | 193,988 Views

Unfortunately, it's a sign of the times. The crazy world we're living in is taking its toll on Americans' health without many fully realizing. This medical condition is now so widespread, some have even ventured to suggest that if you're a human living in 2017 and you're not experiencing this, then you may not be normal.

Probiotics Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression

22 Jun 2017 | 178,172 Views

At a time when depression and emotional 'malaise' run rampart, the best solution may not be found in your medicine cabinet or on your doctor's prescription pad. Look here instead to get a handle on your body's serotonin levels for greater happiness and a brighter mood.

When Motherhood Leads to Depression

01 Jun 2017 | 21,421 Views

Suicide is the No. 1 cause of death among women in the first year post-partum. Women struggling with post-partum depression (PPD) may not seek help or realize their feelings are a form of mental illness - not a sign of bad parenting. If you're a new parent or parent-to-be, know the signs to watch for.

How Hugs Heal - Have You Had a Hug Today?

20 May 2017 | 72,344 Views

From the day you're born until the day you die, touch is an important part of your emotional and physical health. Deprivation can lead to developmental delays while hugs may reduce depression, improve your heart health and trigger compassion.

Being a Night Owl Is Linked to Depression

27 Apr 2017 | 34,014 Views

If you tend to go to bed late and wake up late, also known as having an evening chronotype or being a night owl, you could be at increased risk for depression. While going to bed earlier is ideal, there's a simple strategy that may help to protect your health if you're awake after the sun goes down.

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