By David Mittleman

Depression Makes Us “Biologically Older”

Recent front-page new stories paint a dim picture about the realities of depression. One article, recently published in the BBC News, says that depression can actually make us biologically older. Lab tests in adults with severe depression showed that their cells literally looked biologically older compared to adults without severe depression, and that included bouts of severe depression that occurred in the past that were no longer present. These stunning results highlight the seriousness of mental illnesses like depression and their long-term effects, although they are still considered “taboo” topics …read more