Category: Depression

Depression is an illness that causes a person to feel sad and hopeless much of the time. It’s different from normal feelings of sadness, grief, or low energy. Anyone can have depression. It often runs in families, but it can also happen to someone who doesn’t have any family history of depression. You can have depression one time or many times.

Animal Models of Depression

Animal models are used to study the neurobiology of depression and to evaluate the mechanism of antidepressant drugs, as well as to screen new drugs for effectiveness. Although the affective symptoms of depression, such...

What to Eat to Treat Depression

Depression affects the nervous, glandular, and digestive/detoxifi­cation immune centers. If you’re down in your cups, maybe you need a bowl of mood-elevating minestrone or a Bitter Greens Salad. And don’t hold back on those...

Depression and Dementia

It is currently estimated that worldwide approximately 29 million adults suffer from dementia with 4.6 million new cases occurring every year (Ferri et al. 2005). Projections indicate that by the year 2040 this estimate...