Depression can manifest itself in many different ways, whether it’s situational or hereditary. A type of depression that is known to be associated with genetics is clinical depression (also known as major depression). It is a more severe type of depression in that it is not the kind of depression caused by a recent loss or traumatic incident, but a long-term, persistent condition. According to the Stanford School of Medicine (SSM), about 10 percent of Americans will experience clinical depression at some point in their lives, but are more likely to if it’s passed down by family members. Read more
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Even though depression is not something a person can endure by consuming certain foods, it is important to keep in mind that diet affects the energy level and function of the brain and body. The right diet can lead to higher creation of neurotransmitters that provide a calming and positive effect on mental health. Read more
Nearly 15 million Americans suffer from depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It is also the leading cause of disabilities among people between the ages of 15 and 44. Despite its prevalence, many people still have very little awareness of what is behind this mental illness and sadly some still believe that depression can just be shaken off or can be taken care of with the right optimistic attitude. Read more
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