There are a number of ways to treat depression, some tried and true – psychotherapy, antidepressants and exercise – and some, depending on whom you ask, ranging from the sublime to the (seemingly) ridiculous. US News & World Report details seven unusual treatment options that you may have heard about, with a short discussion on their merits – or lack thereof. Read about them here.
If you go to Amazon.com and search for “depression,” you’ll be presented with more than 50,700 choices in the book category alone (as of late August). For someone looking to learn more about the disease, that number in itself can be a bit, well, depressing.
U.S. News & World Report states, “If it’s true that ‘you are what you eat’ – and research is increasingly confirming that truism – then what you eat certainly has an impact on mental health. Finding a direct link between certain foods and the prevention or treatment of depression is hard, however. A cause-and-effect relationship “is a hotly debated issue,” says Dr. Steven C. Schlozman, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Read the rest of this news article here.