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Depression

Postby Canuck Singh » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:06 pm

Depression onset after Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Depression appears to increase the risk of death from congestive heart failure, according to a report published in the August issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Wei Jiang and colleagues from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, evaluated 374 patients admitted to a hospital for congestive heart failure. About 35% of patients had a Beck Depression Inventory score of 10 or higher and nearly 14% had a major depressive disorder.

Patients with major depression had the highest mortality rates, 13% after three months and 26.1% after one year. The mortality rate of patients with mild depression was less, 7.4% at three months and 11.1% at one year. Patients with major depression were more than twice as likely as non-depressed patients to die or to be readmitted within three months to one year after hospitalization.

Depression is common in patients who survive heart failure and appears to play a significant role in their longevity. The researchers state that it is not known whether treatment of depression can reduce mortality or readmission, but the message here is clear. If you suffer a heart attack and survive it, or know someone who has, tell them to thank their lucky stars and get happy! Their longevity depends on it!

Arch Intern Med 2001;161:1849-1856.
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Re: Depression

Postby Canuck Singh » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:08 pm

Physical for Mental Health?
Physical activity plays an important role in the management of mild-to-moderate mental health diseases, especially depression and anxiety.

This research review showed that people with depression tend to be less physically active than other individuals and that aerobic and weight training exercise appear to significantly reduce symptoms of depression. This report also documented that anxiety symptoms and panic disorder improve with regular exercise. The beneficial effects were equal to meditation or relaxation. Research on older adults and adolescents diagnosed with depression or anxiety suggested that a regular exercise program can help these people.

Athletes who over train may also generate psychological symptoms that mimic depression. The researchers were careful to point out that habitual physical activity will not prevent the onset of depression.

While more controlled studies are needed to clarify the mental health benefits of exercise, the results so far appear to be very promising. Exercise is proving to be a healthy, safe, and cost-effective therapy that works in conjunction with other therapies to successfully treat depression and anxiety and improve mental health.

Ref+ Sports Med. 29(3):167-80, 2001.
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Re: Depression

Postby Canuck Singh » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:35 am

B Vitamins to fight depression
Scientists have recently discovered that people with high blood levels of the compound homocysteine and low folate levels (a B vitamin) are more likely to suffer from depression. However, supplementation with B-group vitamins (such as folate) helps reduce depression.

The researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway also found that depression occurred more commonly in people with the T/T methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase genotype; a form of the gene that encodes a protein involved in processing folate. This is associated with poorer metabolism of this vitamin. The good news is that supplementation may help.

The scientists took blood samples from almost 6,000 adults and examined them for depression and anxiety. Those with high levels of homocysteine in their blood were almost twice as likely to be depressed, compared to people with the lowest blood levels of homocysteine.

The results also suggest in these people, folate in the blood may not be efficiently transported into cells, and supplementation may help. Previous research has linked folate deficiency and low folate status to depression, persistent depressive symptoms, and poor antidepressant response.

Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:618-626, 2003
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Re: Depression

Postby breastaugment » Fri May 20, 2011 10:57 pm

Depression is something that occur in the mind and it weaken the body.It takes place in the mind because of high tension.It can be reduced by Doing Yoga .Yoga helps in removing the depression from the mind and freshen the body.It keep the mind calm and developed the positive energy and thinking.
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Re: Depression

Postby rubertnrubert » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:17 pm

Depression causes because physical load of work and mental pressure. To come out from it you should not remember your sad and bad past. Forget it. Live in present. Take small vacation on 3 t o4 months time period. Always think positive. Gain your self confidence. Believe in your self. Do exercise.Do Meditation and Yoga. Keep walking.
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Re: Depression

Postby RickCroun » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:51 pm

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Re: Depression

Postby Alton » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:29 am

Well!!According to me that during depression our muscles get stiff and by doing exercise, we can bring flexibility to our muscles. It is important that you get a change after some time. Try to get a day off and go out with your family. If you
are away from your work for one day you will feel more relaxed.Exercise is the best source to reduce the depression.
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Re: Depression

Postby MarkHerry » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:17 am

Depressive disorders causes because actual fill of work and psychological stress. To come out from it you should not keep in mind your sad and bad previous. Ignore it. Reside in existing. Take small holiday on 3 t o4 several weeks time frame. Always think beneficial. Obtain your self assurance. Believe in your self. Do exercise.Do Relaxation and Yoga exercise. Keep strolling.

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