New medical studies have revealed the fact that nutrient deficiencies are strongly linked to treatment-resistant depression and suicidal thoughts. Check out the latest reports about this below.
Depression and suicidal thoughts linked to nutrient deficiencies
It has been revealed the fact that there are an estimated 21 million American adults—or over 8 percent of the U.S. adult population—who have experienced major depression, one of the most prevalent mental health disorders.
According to the study, symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) include “persistent depressed mood (at least two weeks), loss of interest in activities, sleep/eating issues, low energy, poor concentration, and low self-worth. Women and young adults aged 18 to 25 are most commonly affected.”
The recent UC San Diego study that has been published in Nature analyzed the blood of 99 people with treatment-resistant MDD and suicidal thoughts, as well as 94 healthy controls.
The study notes the fact that “major depressive disorder (MDD) affects 16.1 million adults in the United States and costs $210 billion annually. The worldwide point prevalence is 6%. The risk of recurrence of depression after the first episode of MDD is 3–6 times the background population risk.”
According to the same notes, it is important to highlight the fact that most patients will have a recurring-remitting course with a median of 5 episodes over their lifetime.
The risk of recurrence and the risk of suicide mix together in order to create a growing social and medical challenge in nations around the world.
You should check out the original study in order to learn more details about how depression and suicidal thoughts are connected to nutritional deficiencies.
We also suggest that you check out one of our previous articles, which addresses the origins of depression being inflammation, and weight as well.
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