We all feel sad sometimes and even go through periods of grief or having feelings of failure and disappointment. But that is not depression. Depression, even in its mildest form, is more than an occasional period of sadness.
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Tips from Jean Holthaus, LISW, to help you have the physical, emotional, and mental energy needed for this unexpected COVID-19 journey.
According to the American Heart Association 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression. Symptoms of depression like fatigue and feelings of worthlessness can cause people to ignore their treatment and engage in unhealthy behaviors such as overeating or refusing to take medications. Studies show treating depression makes it easier for people with heart disease to follow long-term treatment plans and make appropriate changes to their lifestyle.
You might think heart disease is linked only with physical activities — a lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking and excessive drinking. While these habits do heighten the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems,…
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