By David Mittleman

Depression is a Serious Illness Linked to Poor Physical Health

Depression is a serious illness that gets a bad rap most of the time. Unfortunately depression is commonly written off as merely in someone’s head, and not a serious and debilitating health problem. It’s true, depression is “all in someone’s head” but it also affects an individual’s other bodily systems. For example, depression is linked to coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Consequently, it’s important to identify depression and treat it promptly. Now researchers may …read more