Advanced Medical & Wellness Center
Advanced Medical & Wellness Center

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Advanced Medical & Wellness Center

Mental Health

Mood and Inflammation

Your surly attitude is showing. Quite literally, people who are consistently sad or angry are showing inflammation throughout their body. This inflammation has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, even some cancers. Chronic widespread inflammation has also been linked to chronic pain syndromes and longer healing times. Staying positive may help more than your attitude, it may help you stay healthy.

Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity in 2018

Walking Benefits Your Brain

Want to benefit your brain? Go for a walk! Researchers observed that older adults who engaged in walking (or similar mode of exercise) at a moderate level for 35 minutes a day, 3 days a week for 6 months experienced significant improvements with respect to their executive function skills.

Source: Neurology, 2018.

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.

Paternal post-natal depression can cause what?

Yes you read that title correct, we are talking about paternal post-natal depression. More than 3,000 families in the UK were studied and the results are quite compelling. The team found that nearly 1 in 20 fathers suffered from depression in the weeks after the birth of their child. The researchers noticed something rather interesting, there’s an association between paternal post-natal depression and heightened risk for depression in their daughters at the age of 18. One of the authors of the study, Dr. Paul Ramchandani explains, “Whilst many children will not be affected by parental depression in this way, the findings of this study highlight the importance of providing appropriate help to fathers, as well as mothers, who may experience depression."

Source: JAMA Psychiatry, 2018.