A little over two years ago, Clinical Psychology Science released a study that challenged the idea that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) exists as a legitimate form of depression. SAD has been classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) since 1987, and refers to depression that is seasonal in nature.
Did you know each person on Earth requires at minimum 20 liters of clean water a day for drinking, washing, and cooking in order to remain healthy? Polluted water is directly linked to diseases like cholera and dysentery, which claim millions of lives each year. Project Gamboula is working to change this.
Consider, as we go into the holiday season, donating to Project Gamboula and helping provide a functioning well for fresh water to one of the largest hospitals in the Central African Republic.
Americans are lonely and our health is suffering for it. Isolation is often an underlying factor in many of the most common health conditions, including chronic pain, substance abuse and depression, according to osteopathic physicians.
Long working hours, increased use of social media—in many cases surpassing in-person interaction—and a mobile workforce traveling or living far from family contribute to high rates of loneliness, noted Jennifer Caudle, DO, assistant professor of family medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.