Rock climbing envisioned as new treatment for depression — ScienceDaily

“You have to be mindful and focused on the moment. It does not leave much room to let your mind wonder on things that may be going on in your life — you have to focus on not falling,”

Source: Rock climbing envisioned as new treatment for depression — ScienceDaily

Sounds promising and for some people a better alternative than drugs.

Yeah, I had to Google it too.

 

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High glycemic index diet as a risk factor for depression: analyses from the Women’s Health Initiative

High glycemic index diet as a risk factor for depression: analyses from the Women’s Health Initiative.

Results: We found a progressively higher dietary GI to be associated with increasing odds of incident depression in fully adjusted models (OR for the fifth compared with first quintile: 1.22; 95% CI: 1.09, 1.37), with the trend being statistically significant (P = 0.0032). Progressively higher consumption of dietary added sugars was also associated with increasing odds of incident depression (OR for the fifth compared with first quintile: 1.23; 95% CI: 1.07, 1.41; P-trend = 0.0029). Higher consumption of lactose, fiber, nonjuice fruit, and vegetables was significantly associated with lower odds of incident depression, and nonwhole/refined grain consumption was associated with increased odds of depression.

Depressed Heart Patients Have Worse Outcomes

As seen in previous studies, patients with elevated depressive symptoms had a higher risk of MI or all-cause death through about 4 years of follow-up, after accounting for demographics, education, income, and body mass index HR 1.41, 95% CI 1.15 to 1.72, according to Siqin Ye, MD, of Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues.

via Depressed Heart Patients Have Worse Outcomes.

DM and Depression – Watch That Combo

In Women, Diabetes Plus Depression a Deadly Combo

Women who had diabetes had about a 35 percent increased risk of dying, and those with depression had about a 44 percent increased risk, compared with women with neither condition, the researchers calculated. 

Those with both conditions had about twice the risk of dying, the study authors found.