Advanced Medical & Wellness Center
Advanced Medical & Wellness Center

3060 Dayton Xenia Rd Suite # A, Beavercreek OH

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Advanced Medical & Wellness Center
 

Mental Health

Going to the Movies Help Depression

Socialization and Depression

Going to the movies can keep depression away? A sampling of adults over the age of 50 showed to researchers that those who frequently went out to movies, the theater, or similar cultural events had a reduced risk for depression that reached up to 48%! The director of scientific programs and outreach with the Alzheimer’s Association, Dr. Keith Fargo says this, “Being socially or culturally active checks a lot of important boxes that may help reduce depression or cognitive decline… These activities stimulate thinking, they can evoke enjoyable feelings and emotions, and they often provide opportunities for interaction with others- all things that can enhance mental health.” This from the British Journal of Psychiatry in 2018.