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The omega-3 fatty acids found in foods such as fish oil and nuts, have been associated with better memory and heart health. However, recent research suggests that omega-3 also can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
The omega-3 can combat coronary artery disease, cancer and Crohn’s disease with anti-inflammatory properties. It turns out that the super-powers do not end there; fatty acids may help treat depressive symptoms in the same way. A number of studies suggest a link between inflammation and depression. It is not clear that inflammation is a direct cause of depressive symptoms, but inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis are often accompanied by depressive disorders.
This is where the omega-3 fatty acids go to get your game by reducing the levels of cytokines (a protein that promotes inflammation), a reduction that can help fight depression and anxiety. In a recent study, medical students who took supplements of omega-3 produce less cytokines and saw their levels of anxiety subside. Omega-3 supplements may relieve the symptoms of bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and other mood disorders.
In addition, research suggests that high levels of omega-3 in fish may help prevent mood disorders. Countries with high fish consumption, such as Taiwan and Japan have a lower risk of depression than countries like France and Canada. In another study, the citizens of New Zealand reported that those who ate fish had better mental health.
Fish is a great source of omega-3. Those who are not seafood lovers, the chance to eat fatty acids in tofu, soy, nuts and canola oil. Dietary supplements like fish oil and flaxseed oil may also help anti-inflammatory properties of antidepressants.
1 – Turn off: work, home, your partner … How long do you reserve for yourself? If the answer is none, change the chip now, and dedicate you, at least half an hour daily. You do not have to do anything at that time, if you want to lose stargaze, well … Go!
2 – TAKING TEA: At least one cup before bedtime. But not just any grass. Against stress, work best linden, valerian, and passionflower.
3 – Organize: Stop and think how much time you lose a day due to lack of planning, precious time that could give you to you. So, cooking several meals at once and freeze, leave your clothes ready the next day, pointing all your appointments in a calendar, make lists, lists, lists …
4 – SLEEP: Sleep deprivation is one of the causes of stress most common. Do not steal hours of bed because of the TV; your nerves will thank you warmly.
5 – CHANGES … those things in your life that things can change and accept with fortitude which are inevitable. Nothing causes more stress than engage in fighting windmills. Be realistic!
On October 5 recalls the heroic act of Alkies Daniel Carrion, inoculated to immolate them the seeds of the Peruvian wart. This act shows the level of killing a doctor at the grave situation faced by workers who built the Central Railroad, victims of a disease whose cause was unknown.
Today, medicine has a role in prevention and promotion in all its branches. This is very important to understand because it is known that diseases have a clear social base on which the conditions at one side of the misery of the people exposed to sick from lack of proper sanitation, no water and sewer, essentially and low wages, malnutrition and overcrowding on the other hand the lack of information about health in general.
One of the most neglected branches of medicine is psychiatry, including mental health knowledge. That health is a whole, a total reality, you understand, didactically that there are two parts, the physical and mental, and the latter is the more ignorance.
That is why; on this day is fair and necessary to highlight the plight of mental health, which is the Peruvian people, which has been considered an epidemic by the WHO. True, it extends to everyone, but in our country is made more acute by the fact that there are physical ailments and add them and the mental deficiency in a large state in terms of budget for all health care in general and more limited in terms of mental health.
It is important, as demanded by the WHO to include mental health in the national health plan and be given all necessary resources to protect citizens.
This is an urgent task, because it is related to national development and especially the most important social capital, which is human health.
And on 7 April, World Day of Medicine, 2001, WHO dedicated it to disclose its report on the reality of mental health in the world, just and urgent it is to take on 5 October, day of national medicine, should be devoted to reflection on this issue so serious that we are living in XXI century. Society is important because the issues known, and suffer greatly and there is no adequate response from the state.
In its introductory paragraph, the Code of Ethics of the Medical College of Peru, clearly states that the physician can not remain indifferent to the reality of his patient, and the Hippocratic Oath, in one of his most important statements said … priming, I will not be new … first do no harm. That is, to be attentive to the patient’s problems and do no harm.
Depression is one of mental disorders and mental person and cause negative effects on health. Depression experienced by someone with variations by type of depression we can know what kind you feel now.
Types of Depression
Depression is often divided into subtypes based on the symptoms exhibited.
- Monopolar depression and dysthymic disorder
For pure unipolar depression is depressive symptoms. Mild cases of unipolar disorder that affects a person’s ability to work and social activities are often called dysthymic disorder.
- Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive) disorder and cyclothymic
In this condition there are periods with symptoms of Depression – the depressive phase, alternating with periods of increased levels of mood with increased physical and mental activity – the manic phase. Maniac phase, the person also sleep poorly and have trouble concentrating. Mild forms of this disease is called cyclothymic disorder.
- Manic Disorder
This condition is normally characterized by elevated mood, by unrealistic optimism, by lack of sleep and by hyperactive behavior. Many psychiatrists think that this is the same disease as bipolar disorder in which the face of depression has not happened.
- Depression with mainly physical symptoms . Physical symptoms of depression are sometimes alone or dominant, such as digestive problems, constipation, difficulty with urination, slow response to sensorial stimuli or slow physical reactions.
Depression is a complex psychological and physical symptoms. The level of sadness or low mood is often the most prominent symptom. General characteristics of these symptoms is a decreased level of activity in the brain.
Symptoms of depression
Depression can provide one or more of these symptoms:
- Low level of humor or sadness.
- Lack of joy or interest in activities previously fun.
- Feeling guilty about something without any substantial reason to feel that way.
- Thoughts of inferiority.
- Slow process of thought.
- Delays in the interpretation of sensory stimuli.
- Slow digestion or other internal physical processes, and symptoms caused by this delay, for example inflated stomach, constipation or difficult urination.
- Slow physical reactions.
Depression can be a mild disease that only causes some discomfort in everyday life, but can also be very serious and make a person unable to work full and unable to participate in social life. By depression of some severity, there is also an increased risk of suicide.
Depression can occur in all age groups. In teenagers lack of interest in school work, withdrawal from social life and difficult mood can be signs of depression.
Physiological changes that produce symptoms
For depression there was a decrease in the neurotransmitter in the parts of the central nervous system, mainly deficiency of serotonin, but also to some extend of noradrenalin, acetylcholine, dopamine or gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA), or nerve cells do not respond well by stimulation from neurotransmitters. A neurotransmitter is a signal substance that emits a signal through a nerve junction between two nerve cells.
Nerve cells causing serotonin and noradrenaline to send impulses along nerve cells, and thus increase activity in the brain. This deficiency causes slowness in parts of the brain, and that again causes the symptoms of depression.
The role of GABA is the opposite, namely to delay some nerve impulses, especially those that cause anxiety and panic responses. Lack of GABA causes higher anxiety and panic responses easier. However, the lack of this transmitter also seems to cause symptoms of depression. This is because a too high activity in some brain processes may slow down other processes.
If you live with depression, you know very well how it feels to you. But each person experiences depression in their own way. A May too much sleep, while the other sleeps too little. Some people do not eat enough and lose weight while others eat too much and gain weight.
Of course, depression is more than a set of symptoms is a medical condition common and serious condition that can be overwhelming and interfere with your ability to function. It can happen once, but some may occur several times in his life. It is estimated that depression affects about 15 million Americans in a given year, or about 1 in 6 adults throughout life.
However, if you suffer from depression, there are things you can do that can help improve how you feel. Explore the links at left to learn more about some different options for managing depression, including choice of lifestyle, antidepressants and psychotherapy.