By Karen D'Souza | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 28, 2018 at 7:14 am | UPDATED: June 28, 2018 at 7:15 am Just as suicide rates are spiking and a national conversation has begun on to how to fight depression, a disease that impacts 16 million adults in the U.S., a new study shows that exercise may be a key weapon in the battle. Published in JAMA Psychiatry, this new study shows that exercise combats depression, particularly in middle-age. Led by Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, director of the center for depression research and clinical care at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, the researchers found that being fit can lower the risk of developing depression. Bonus: working out also fights the risk of developing heart disease and dying early. “Depression doesn’t exist in a vacuum,” says Trivedi, senior author of the paper, as Time notes. “Especially for people who are older, depression has a complicated … [Read more...] about Can exercise battle depression?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Well Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Phys Ed Benefits essentially were the same whether people went to the gym twice a week or five times a week. ByGretchen Reynolds June 6, 2018 Lifting weights might also lift moods, according to an important new review of dozens of studies about strength training and depression. It finds that resistance exercise often substantially reduces people’s gloom, no matter how melancholy they feel at first, or how often — or seldom — they actually get to the gym and lift. There already is considerable evidence that exercise, in general, can help to both stave off and treat depression. A large-scale 2016 review that involved more than a million people, for instance, concluded that being physically fit substantially reduces the risk that someone will develop clinical depression. Other studies and reviews have … [Read more...] about Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression
Last week we looked at the alarming rise in teen depression in suicide in America. Remember? I told about the time my dad talked with me about why people commit suicide. He thought it was because they felt they had no one to talk to, and he wanted me to know I could always talk to him. Remember? I wrote that Wall Street Journal columnist Elizabeth Bernstein reported teen depression has almost doubled in the last decade, and 60 percent of those suffering never receive treatment. And Oklahoma is no better according to Tulsakids.com: According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds in Oklahoma. An average of 76.5 people in this age group died by suicide every year ... In general, access to quality mental health care is a protective factor against suicide. In Oklahoma, mental health care ranks 45th in the United States. Most kids experience moodiness in their teen years without being suicidal. How can you tell the … [Read more...] about Family Talk: Teen moodiness and depression
(CBS/AP) New guidelines from the American Cancer Society urge people who beat cancer to exercise and eat healthier: It just may provide a better chance of preventing the cancer from coming back. That's not something most doctors do, said Dr. Omer Kucuk, an Emory University oncologist who has researched the effect of nutrition on prostate cancer. Most doctors discuss surgery, chemotherapy or other treatments for their patients. "Usually the last thing on their mind is to talk about diet and exercise," Kucuk said.Almost half of cancer survivors die of another disease, study showsExercise called "wonder drug" for cancer patients: What can it do?PICTURES: Got cancer? 10 secrets for better decisions Cancer society officials have long encouraged healthy eating and exercise as a way to prevent certain cancers. They and others have tried to spread that gospel to cancer survivors as well. Indeed, the cancer society has a certification program for fitness professionals who work with cancer … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Cancer survivors urged to exercise and eat healthy in new guidelines
Heart disease, depression and stress can be a deadly combination, a new study finds. Researchers looking at the effect of significant stress and deep depression on nearly 4,500 patients with heart disease called the pairing a "psychosocial perfect storm." "The combination of high stress and high depression symptoms may be particularly harmful for adults with heart disease during an early vulnerability period," said lead researcher Carmela Alcantara, an associate research scientist at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. "We found that those who reported both high stress and high depression were 48 percent more likely than those with low stress and low depression to have another heart attack or die in the first 2.5 years of follow-up," she said. Longer follow-up did not show a significant association, however. People with both stress and depression were likely to report recent crying spells, and feeling they face overwhelming difficulties and can't handle personal … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo A killer combination: When stress and depression turn deadly