Depression

Could the Blues Increase Your Risk for Stroke?

Many factors that put individuals at risk for stroke have been identified, including physical inactivity, high cholesterol, obesity, use of alcohol or cigarettes, diabetes and high blood pressure. For the first time, researchers have identified a psychological factor…

Depression: Nutrition and Mental Health

The brain’s emotional mechanism is not completely understood, but research shows that the relationship between food and mood makes up one of the brain-body links. Mood seems to be influenced by the neurotransmitter serotonin, the lack of which…

Recognizing Depression in the Home Care Patient

Depression is a widespread disease in our society today. Epidemiologists believe that between 8% and 19% of the general population suffers from the disorder. Indirect and direct yearly expenditures associated with depression disorders have been estimated to exceed…

Depression Lowers Survival Rate in Elderly Patients

Depression is an illness that affects many older people. Depression in older people is often triggered by losses that accompany aging, such as loss of a job, good health, and the loss of a spouse or any other…

Depression And Heart Disease Make Dangerous Combination

Coronary heart disease (CHD), chest pain, heart attack – they all occur in your chest, right? Well, according to recent research, various forms of heart disease may actually start in your head. Medical research linking these two topics…