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How art can reduce anxiety and depression

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As many as 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression, while anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness in the US, with depression not far behind. Depression is also a leading cause of disability worldwide and can be a big problem for people who are living with long-term pain conditions. In some cases, it can be difficult to pinpoint where the problem began - did the pain trigger the depression or vice versa? This is in particular for people who may be living with an undiagnosed pain condition. Looking after body and mind If you are suffering with pain...

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What is depression?

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Depression is a common yet serious medical illness that affects almost 10% of Americans. What is depression? What causes it? How can you help others with depression? According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It affects thought, behaviour, and sleep. Watch the video below for more information. https://youtu.be/z-IR48Mb3W0

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How Preventing Depression Could Add Years To Your Life

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According to the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, of the estimated 17.5 million Americans who are affected by some form of depression, 9.2 million have major or clinical depression and two-thirds do not seek proper treatment (www.psychiatry.wustl.edu/depression/depression_facts.htm). Depression is a major culprit in the factor of “lost years of healthy life”. In addition to the risk of suicide, which is the tenth leading cause of death among American people who suffer from depression often suffer from poor diet. Recovery and Prevention No one recovers from depression overnight. American actress Patty Duke summed up recovering from...

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