Archive for the ‘Depression’ Category

Green Tea Helps in Fighting Depression in Elderly

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

A Japanese study looking at more than a 1,000 elderly Japanese over 70 years old found drinking green tea each day lowers depression. As more people are reaching 65 and beyond this study may be helpful here in the United States. This is one of the first studies with green tea and depression.

The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts within 20 years more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem. The WHO says depression if the leading cause of disability worldwide affecting around 120 million people.

The study showed that depressive symptoms were lowered 44 percent for people who drank more than four cups of green tea each day.

Read the rest of the story , October 21, 2009

Screening for Depression

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

They tell us as we reach retirement age we move into the “golden years”. But many feel these years are a time of loss and poor health and become depressed. In the United States depression affects 15 of every 100 adults over the age of 65. Let’s remember that depression is not a part of aging. Mood disorders at any age can be treatable.

National Depression Screening Day is October 8th and there are thousands of sites nationwide giving the opportunity to take an anonymous test to see if you might be suffering from depression or a related disorder and speak with a mental health professional about what to do next.

Visit to take a screening online or to locate a site near you.