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Beat depression without drugs: These are the best supplements and activities that work faster and better than prescription medicine

Beat depression without drugs: These are the best supplements and activities that work faster and better than prescription medicine

If you’re depressed, you might be wary of taking antidepressants. Antidepressant use is incredibly common, with roughly one out of every 10 adults taking these drugs, but apprehension is certainly understandable given the dangerous side effects that are associated with these meds. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to suffer. Thankfully, there are several natural […]

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Depression is A Disease of Civilization: Hunter-Gatherers Hold the Key to the Cure

Depression is a global epidemic. It is the main driver behind suicide, which now claims more than a million lives per year worldwide. One in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression within their lifetimes, and the rate is increasing with every generation. It robs people of sleep, energy, focus, memory, sex drive and their […]

The anti-depressive effects of the chili pepper

The anti-depressive effects of the chili pepper

Research has found that chili pepper (Capsicum annuum) possesses anti-depressive properties, which makes it a promising treatment for depression. The study, published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, aimed to determine the antidepressant potential of methanol fruit extract of chili pepper in mice. Researchers from Kaduna State University in Nigeria used three tests: Force Swim Test (FST), […]

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New evidence suggests strength training can fight off depression

You may want to add weights to your regular workout routine, as the benefits of strength training go beyond the physical. New research published in the JAMA Psychiatry journal suggested that regular strength training may help fight off depression. Researchers in the study looked at the results of 33 randomized, controlled trials on depression and strength training. In […]

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Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin

By Kelly Brogan, M.D. Millions believe depression is caused by ‘serotonin deficiency’, but where is the science in support of this theory? “Depression is a serious medical condition that may be due to a chemical imbalance, and Zoloft works to correct this imbalance.” Herein lies the serotonin myth. Americans, as consumers in one of only two countries […]

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Chemotherapy found to stop new brain cells from growing, worsening depression in brain cancer patients

Chemotherapy is depressing enough, but a drug used in the procedure may heighten it and make it worse, according to a study by researchers from King’s College London. Depression is considered one of the least recognizable symptoms of cancer since the condition is commonly attributed to the shock of the patient upon hearing the news. The […]

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5 Rules for Eating Away Your Depression

By Kelly Brogan, M.D. The path to wellness is through food. If you are one of the estimated 15 million Americans suffering from depression, you may be surprised to learn that the path to wellness and vitality is through food. The Western diet of heavily processed, denatured foods has been widely linked to rising rates of obesity, diabetes, and […]

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Study: Teens should run a mile every day to prevent depression

Teens aged between 15 and 19 were found to be more vulnerable to succumb to depression due to academic stress and social pressure. To combat this mental issue, experts suggest that teens run a mile daily to prevent depression. Research says, the lack of physical activity could possibly be the reason why more kids are having problems […]

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With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there’s a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more troubling, the number of 13- to […]

Energy drink consumption linked to anxiety, depression, stress in young adults

Energy drink consumption linked to anxiety, depression, stress in young adults

Research continues to uncover the harmful side effects of energy drink consumption. A study revealed that energy drink consumption is linked to anxiety, depression, and stress in young male adults. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute in Australia who looked at the longitudinal links between energy drink […]