Depression cannot be prevented by supplements, finds study

Depression cannot be prevented by supplements, finds study

Depression cannot be prevented by taking a daily dose of multivitamins. According to a recently published study, people prescribed a yearly dose of supplements were as susceptible to developing depression as those who were on placebo. The research stemmed from previous work which suggested that certain dietary patterns and nutrient levels were linked with the risk of developing depression. The study was published in the journal JAMA Network.

Study co-author Ed Watkins, a professor at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, shared that their clinical trial demonstrated that fortification supplements did not help in preventing depression.

Mild depressive symptoms and […] Read more

Sleep, age, and depressed mood related to working mind says study

Sleep, age, and depressed mood related to working mind says study

A recent study found a strong connection between working memory and sleep, age, and depression, raising concerns in the field of mental health. Working memory can be defined as that part of short-term memory that temporarily stores and manages information necessary for carrying out mental tasks such as reasoning, learning, and comprehension. It is essential for functions like problem-solving, language, and intelligence and it also helps in processing, remembering, and using information. Working memory is in fact the fundamental building block of a functioning and a sound mind.

Lead author Weiwei Zhang, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of […] Read more