Monday, 16 April 2012

Rethinking Depression

The WSJ has a very enlightening article about the way researchers are rethinking depression as a complete systematic disease - with mood as the obvious symptom, but with physiological changes occurring throughout the whole body. On top of the physiological effects of a long-term condition, the added physiological strain of depression is a serious concern for those managing patients with long-term conditions - and highlights the importance of managing the emotional aspects of a long-term condition.

I find it scary that it is equivalent to 'accelerated aging', but it is really positive that depression is receiving such attention that in turn will hopefully improve its treatment.

Read the article here.

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