In today's society, depression is increasingly common. Accelerated lifestyle and stressful life situations can be a great burden on individuals, which is why various mood disorders are manifested. The latest research has shown that depression affects the quality of life, ie it increases the risk of premature death and even for three times.
Study was conducted by scientists from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development from Maryland. It was analyzed by 3410 adults in the period between 1952 and 1967, 1968 and 1990, as well as in 1991 and 2011. When research started, the respondents had an average of 50 years. The obtained results showed that in men the risk of premature death was increased by 3 times, and in women by as much as 50%.
In previous studies, experts have found that depression causes release of stress hormones that affect the immune system, making depression more susceptible to development of various diseases such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis and even some cancers. Some of them also have unhealthy habits, such as uncommon nutrition, lack of physical activity, excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking that can affect health.
Depression is more common in women, but research has shown that men are more likely to submit because they need more time to seek help. People suffering from depression complain about mood swings, insomnia, illness, energy shortage, and some other symptoms that can not function as they should.
Main study author Stephen Gilman said, "For some individuals, depression can be a very serious condition. It is very important to look for help and to prevent its re-emergence. "
The study was published in the journal Canadian Medical Association Journal.