How The Immune System Affects Your Brain

Neurons are responsible for sending neurotransmitter signals to one another through circuits in your brain. The other cells in your body also have similar conversations. These conversations determine all the physiological functions throughout your body. For instance, your capillary cells send directional signals so your white blood cells can find infections throughout your body. Cellular …

Study Shows That Depression May Be As Damaging To Your Heart As Smoking

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New research has shown that long term depression can be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease on the same risk level as smoking. It can lead to diabetes, strokes, obesity, high blood pressure, and even heart attacks. There are two main reasons as to why depression can result in instances like the ones described …

Understanding How Sadness Is Different From Depression

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Oftentimes the word “depression” gets tossed around lightly in our conversations. This is because we easily confuse this feeling with sadness – one of its many symptoms, which makes it more challenging to differentiate between the two. Herein lies a major issue because when you can’t differentiate between them, you’re more likely to neglect taking …