Like the “chicken or the egg,” it’s difficult to say which comes first—depression or related physical symptoms such as: fatigue, headache, back pain, trouble sleeping, and digestive problems. Evidence shows depression can have a direct effect on your body, taking away your energy and slowing you down.
MacColl Center’s Judith Schaefer offers advice we can take to heart.
Whether you try antidepressants, therapy, both, or neither, KPWHRI’s Dr. Gregory Simon points to 3 ‘active ingredients’ for feeling better.
The holiday season can be a joyous time for many. But it can also bring on some not-so-healthy behaviors such as too much alcohol, overeating, emotional stress, and even depression.
When you feel really down, even a single positive change can make a real difference. But if you experiment with three small changes in one week, you may increase your chances of lifting your spirits even more.
People struggling for survival don’t need research that pits antidepressants against psychotherapy, writes Dr. Greg Simon. They just need to get care that works for them.
Read it in Healthy Findings.