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Treat Depression with Physical Activity

depressionStudies say that today depression is a mental illness which affects about one in ten people. Depression is a condition where a person feels useless, hopeless and extremely sad. This can happen without any apparent reason. The episodes last for long and occur frequently to the point that it affects the daily functioning of the person. Traditional treatment is performed with anti-depressants and psychotherapy.

Recent studies conducted by the University of Bern show that regular physical exercise can help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Physical activity is known to be beneficial for overall health and prevention of cardiac diseases. The basic cause of depression is the deficiency of a certain chemical known as serotonin. Serotonin is an important chemical in the brain which is responsible for a variety of functions related to mood, sleep and appetite. Thereby, a deficiency of serotonin leads to depression, but what causes this deficiency is yet unknown.

New and Improved Contact Options

Would you like a quick answer to a medical question? Are you too busy to call us now? Are we closed for the weekend?

Our IT team has been working hard to embrace the latest wave of web 2.0 technologies to help improve your communication with Dr. Hayden. Regardless of your situation, you can now contact our specialists in motion at your convenience. Simply navigate to the Contact Us page of our website, fill out a basic form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. It's that simple.

Our Latest Orthopedic Specialties

We specialize in some of the latest high tech orthopedic technologies to help improve your surgical experience. From SpineView to Makoplasty, we endeavor to bring you better outcomes with less downtime and shorter recovery periods. Dr. Hayden constantly trains on new medical equipment. The following are some of our latest surgical specialties. If you have a question on a medical technology we do not list here, give us a call because this list is not comprehensive.