Complex, heterogenous, and often debilitating, depression is a multifaceted condition that affects millions of people worldwide. According to current statistics, one in five Americans will experience major depressive disorder (MDD) in their lifetime, and many will not find relief from current therapeutic approaches. While there is an ever-growing list of potential causes of MDD, recent research suggests that inflammation in the body may be a contributing factor to the development and severity of depression. And the latest clinical trial data suggest that targeting and treating inflammation as the root cause may help clinicians provide more precise, personalized care to patients struggling with depression and help them achieve lasting mental and physical wellness.
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A4M September 2022 In Review: Kicking Off Fall Season With Two Industry-Leading Conferences
A4M kicked off a bustling education season this September by hosting two industry-leading events featuring eight diverse programs, over 150 sessions, and nearly 100 highly-acclaimed expert speakers. Gathering hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the country, both conferences were remarkably successful and showcased the latest in integrative health, anti-aging, and longevity.
Between September 8-10, pediatric specialists, functional medicine experts, cardiologists, and anti-aging medicine practitioners came together in the stunning coastal town of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – where they spent the weekend immersed in the latest education among fellow trailblazing clinicians and breathtaking scenery.
The Untold Truth: How Parental Mental Illness Affects Children’s Mental Health
Mental health among the population has reached new lows. The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound and prevailing toll on the mental well-being of children, well-documented by parents, pediatricians, and psychologists. Suicide has become a leading cause of death for children above the age of 10, and mental health issues were the reason behind a surge of children’s emergency room visits during the first portion of the pandemic.
Congruently, adult mental health has plummeted in recent years with rising rates of substance use disorders, overdoses, and mental health conditions. According to the latest statistics from Mental Health America, nearly 50 million American adults are currently experiencing a mental illness, and over half do not receive any treatment.
Neither of these populations struggles in a vacuum, yet the impact of caregivers’ mental health on that of their children can range from protective to debilitating. As recent research reports, declines in pediatric mental health are strongly associated with parent-driven factors, from maltreatment to parental mental illness.