A study presented at the ECNP Congress in Vienna found that strict parenting can alter the way a child’s body reads DNA. These changes can effectively become ‘hard-wired’ into the DNA of those children who perceive their parents as harsh, increasing their biological risk for depression in adolescence and later life. “We discovered that perceived harsh parenting, with physical
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects some 1.6 million Americans. Approximately 30% of these patients develop depression. Is there a link between the 2 conditions? A new study from Keck Medicine of USC shows that patients diagnosed with IBD were 9 times as likely to develop depression then the general population. In addition, their siblings who did not suffer from IBD were almost twice as
The National Institute on Aging reports that depression is a common problem among older adults. Social Isolation brought on by the COVID -19 pandemic has exacerbated the problem. However, depression is not a normal part of aging and is treatable. New research suggests that improving cardiovascular (CV) health may also help in preventing the onset of depression in the elderly.