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Why Depression Untreated, is Really Bad for Your Health

 Depression is a common mental illness that can easily be treated

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by uprunforlife | Aug 1, 2017

Often times the person suffering from major depressive disorder is in denial that they have a problem and feel that they are just sad. Unlike a bout of sadness, major depressive disorder affects every aspect of your life and it isn’t something that will go away on its own.

 

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The Long Term Effects of Stress Levels

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Stress is manageable, but not preventable.

Everyone goes through stressful experiences of varying degrees. We sometimes think that stress is just in the mind: a reaction to a situation that will go away by itself (or when the situation resolves). Then, we think, we recover and go back to feeling normal.Stress, however, has many long-term effects on your body and is ageing many different parts of you. What exactly is it doing, and how is it doing it?

 

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Men who do Cardio Fitness had Lower Risk of Depression

 

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It is proven that men who do not exercise definitely have an increase in high blood pressure, weight gain, depression, and generalized risk of overall poor physical and mental health.

Getting regular exercise may boost more than just your endorphin levels. A new study, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings earlier this month, found that men with mental-health issues who were in better cardio respiratory shape had a lower risk of death than those who were less fit. Continue Reading →

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GPs do not have the time to conduct proper psychiatric interviews and rely too heavily on questionnaires.

 

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by Henry Bodkin
21 May 2017 • 10:00pm
Depression is being overdiagnosed because GPs are too reliant on a “basic” questionnaire designed by a pharmaceutical company which also manufacturers psychiatric drugs, campaigners have warned.

The easy-to-use nine-question form sets the threshold for the condition “far too low” and results in patients being wrongly diagnosed and medicated, according an expert at the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry.

The PHQ-9 Patient Health Questionnaire was developed by academics funded by Pfizer, which owned the intellectual property and distribution rights.

 

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Men Can Defeat Depression; Boost Mental Health!

There seems to be a new trend now, whereas everyone seems to be opening up about depression and Mental Health.  I do think it is wonderful and healthy for women and especially for men who are now coming forward in droves to talk about themselves and their depression to their peers,Therapists and Psychologists. This is the healthiest we have seen men open up about Mental Health in a decade, which is fabulous!  Below is a helpful article for men about having to deal with depression!

~Lindsay, Forum Administrator

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