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Friendship Fights Depression, Researchers Find

Depression Recovery

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  • Study refutes earlier claims that depression is “contagious,” finding instead that only positive moods tend to spread among people in close association
  • Friendships can also be a significant factor in successful recuperation from depression
  • Successful treatment of depression also needs to address inflammation. Anti-inflammatory measures include swapping processed food for real, whole organic foods, and optimizing your omega-3 intake

By Dr. Mercola

Previous research shows that having a strong social network of good friends is a significant factor in longevity. If you're socially isolated, you may experience poor health and a shorter lifespan.


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