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Feeling Generally Dissatisfied and “Not Happy”? How to Nip Subclinical Depression in the Bud

Subclinical Depression

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  • Your emotions can have a powerful effect on your physical health and well-being—and vice versa. An estimated 12 million Americans may be suffering from low-grade depression symptoms that can adversely affect their health
  • An estimated three out of four people with low-grade depression will continue devolving into full-blown major depression if the symptoms remain unaddressed
  • A Harvard associate recommends nine strategies proven effective against symptoms of depression in clinical studies, such as: exercise, widening and strengthening your social networks, improving self-care, and more
  • Several studies have been published in the last few years, demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)—an energy psychology tool—for the treatment of depression
  • Lifestyle factors that can improve symptoms of depression include certain dietary measures, exercise, getting regular sun exposure, engaging in outdoor activities, and getting adequate sleep

By Dr. Mercola

Your emotions can have a powerful effect on your physical health and well-being—and vice versa. Happiness can not only protect your body from stressors that can lead to coronary heart disease, it can also boost your immune system's ability to fight off the common cold.


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