Will lifestyle interventions be accepted as alternative treatments for depression? | Charles Raison

Will lifestyle interventions be accepted as alternative treatments for depression? | Charles Raison

– [Rhonda]: Right now I would say that if a person was depressed or anxious, if it hasn’t sort of life event that may be induced that, a divorce or something like that, they go and see a psychiatrist and they get prescribed… – [Charles]: A medicine. – [Rhonda]: A medicine, typically you know. – …

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Ancient practices as a treatment for depression: fasting, sweat lodges & long-distance running

Ancient practices as a treatment for depression: fasting, sweat lodges & long-distance running

– [Rhonda]: But we were talking a little bit like off camera, about some of the, you know, you were talking about these, some societies, that were doing these running long term, running as a sort of possible treatment for depression, or? – [Charles]: Well, not treatment for depression, these are spiritual practices. – [Rhonda]: …

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Exercise as a treatment for depression via suppression of inflammation | Charles Raison

Exercise as a treatment for depression via suppression of inflammation | Charles Raison

– [Charles]: The reason that depression is associated with increased inflammation is because there’s a subgroup of depressed people that have elevated inflammation, and they’re different than depressed people that don’t. This is the work of my mentor, Andy Miller, in the last five or seven years. They’ve just been world leader showing that if …

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Blue light exposure and the importance of darkness at night for depression | Charles Raison

Blue light exposure and the importance of darkness at night for depression | Charles Raison

– [Rhonda]: Another thing we didn’t talk about was, and you kind of mentioned, you alluded to it with this evolutionary mismatch, you mentioned, you know, that the world that we live in today is much different. We’ve got all these artificial lights, you know, we’re… – [Charles]: It’s a big thing. – [Rhonda]: Yeah, …

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