Posts Tagged depression
Do you have a senior in your life who might be depressed? This site has terrific information regarding signs and symptoms of depression in older adults. According to this site, most people assume depression means feeling sad, but that isn’t always the case. Seniors may complain instead, of low motivation, a lack of energy, or physical problems. In fact, physical complaints, such as arthritis pain or worsening headaches are often the predominant symptom of depression in the elderly.
A reader of this blog recently sent me some information regarding the financial cost of a mid-life crisis (*See link below). I have considered the depression and anxiety that accompanies a mid-life crisis and how choices that are made abruptly can affect the entire family (such as an affair or divorce). But I have never considered the financial cost- such as the cost of an expensive car, a breast augmentation, etc.
I also hadn’t considered that women can experience this as well. I have always assumed it was primarily about men- as the mid-life crisis is often associated with the primary provider’s feelings of being “stuck” in a career he hates. So, thank you to my reader who sent me this information- it got me thinking and doing some reading.
I found some terrific suggestions on how to deal with those feelings of dissatisfaction that often spur on a mid-life crisis. Here are some suggestions from web-md if you are in a slump and want to make wise decisions: Read the rest of this entry »
A “natural” hormone called Ghrelin is currently being researched in mice through clinical trials. It is a “hunger” hormone that is secreted from the stomach and sends a signal to the brain that you are hungry. It also affects your brain in regard to memory and mood. Finally, it creates some new nerves.
Scientists believe that by using a booster, it will increase the hormone Ghrelin. *The key, is to NOT have an increase in the desire to eat (as Americans eat enough as it is!). It can be a major breakthrough not only for depression, but other diseases such as Parkinsons and Alzheimer’s. It is an exciting step forward for the 1 out of 10 Americans who suffer from depression and thousands of others who suffer from degenerative diseases.
This is an incredibly interesting article about how important sunlight is for our circadian rhythm or, body clock. The article discusses new research that may link the aging of the eyes to issues such as: memory loss, slower reaction time, insomnia and depression. This article is worth the time to sit, read and mull over. Perhaps print it out, and read it outside:)
Do you want to know more about reducing stress in your life? I certainly do. This is something I must work on. I am learning (slowly) that you can’t control most things in life- really only your perspective and outlook. Growing up in a family that had many issues of stress, I tended to see the world in a negative/fearful way. Your general pattern of thinking is difficult to change. But, thank God each day is new, and you can change!
This post goes with my other post today- “Stress and Your Body”. In this article from the American Heart Association, there are four ways to deal with stress (such as positive self-talk). If you have any other tips to reduce stress or to think positively, send them to me.