Did you know that more than 1 in 5 of U.S. adults will experience a major depressive episode in their lifetime? Depression is caused by multiple factors from lack of sleep and adequate sunlight, a sedentary lifestyle, boredom, how we interpret life's challenges, and imbalances of the neurotransmitter serotonin, to name a few. And the prevalence of depression continues to increase in the U.S. An effective solution to relieving depression addresses the causes, and offers a healthy way of living that makes you feel good, and capable of achieving fulfillment regardless of what life throws at you.
In this course, Dr. Nicholas Cohen, MD, a primary care physician in San Francisco, provides a comprehensive plan for the treatment of depression. You'll learn about the causes of depression, and he'll share with you effective strategies that have worked for thousands of his patients.
The course begins with the definition and prevalence of depression. Next, Dr. Cohen shows the evidence for the health impact of depression, how being depressed chronically shortens lifespan. In the next section, he'll describe the main factors that lead to depression. This will be followed by an overview of the impact of depression on health. Dr. Cohen will then share with you tips for achieving relief depression. These are tips he follows himself to maintain his own psychological health. These recommendations promote health, and are a comprehensive strategy to living healthier, not just being free from depression in the short term. Finally, Dr. Cohen will answer some frequently asked questions, and conclude with a summary of the information covered.