Here are a few general stats:
According to current diagnostic criteria, major depression is characterized by five or more of the following symptoms being present concurrently for at least two weeks:
One of the five symptoms must include depressed mood or diminished interest in previously pleasurable activities. A diagnosis of major depression may be further categorized as mild, moderate or severe, based on the level of functional impairment.
The “Serotonin Theory of Depression” states that if the bodymind has difficulty generating the neurotransmitter, serotonin, then one may be more inclined to experience depression.
However, the scientific community has yet to establish a level of “Normal Brain Chemistry”.
As psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan says:
Watch today’s short video to learn:
The good news is that yoga helps. See the scientific study referenced below.
Enjoy and please comment below on your best tips to help lift your mood and alleviate depression!
Some scientific studies to check out: