Healthy Tahoe: Evidence found for prevention of mental health disorders |

Healthy Tahoe: Evidence found for prevention of mental health disorders

Dr. Wes Irwin

There is a medical disorder that affects 17.3 million adults in the United States each year. A disorder that could increase a person’s risk for coronary heart disease by 64%.

Dr. Wes Irwin

We’re talking about depression. Depression is one of the most common health issues in America. It can take away a person’s drive, make them feel useless, and even strip them of their will to live. It is a serious condition that needs to be addressed and treated.

If you believe you are suffering from depression or anxiety, see a medical professional as soon as possible. So many cases of depression go undiagnosed because people chalk off their symptoms as “just a phase.” But depression doesn’t just affect the mood. It affects the body in alarming ways, as well.

Fortunately, there are many treatment options for depression, such as talk therapy, CBT, antidepressant medications, and ketamine infusions.

But researchers are now turning their focus slightly away from treatment options and looking towards preventative measures. One of the concepts widely accepted by society is that physical fitness helps to combat the symptoms of depression. Factors such as lifestyle, diet, and exercise all contribute to a person’s overall mental health.

Aaron Kandola, a researcher from the University College of London, believes that this is where the key lies to curbing the increasing numbers of depression cases.

Kandola and his team of researchers recently performed a meta-analysis of cardiovascular fitness and its relationship with mental health risk. To do this, they searched for participants who met their standards, found four who met their requirements, and dove right in. The results confirmed the idea that exercise is linked to depression, but in a more specified manor. Kandola revealed to Medical News Today that, “incremental increases in the cardiorespiratory fitness group were associated with proportional decreases in associated risk of new onset common mental health disorders.”

In simpler terms, the more cardiovascular activity you take part in, the less likely you are to develop a mental health disorder like depression.

We are hoping that this information and evidence will draw more attention to the studies behind preventative measures for prominent mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

If are saying to yourself, “I am already one suffering and nothing seems to work,” then we suggest you consider ketamine infusions.

Tahoe Ketamine is one of California’s leading ketamine clinics, treating patients in and around the Lake Tahoe, CA area. We have seen firsthand what ketamine is capable of. It works quickly to alleviate depressive symptoms for up to 70% of patients. It works where other antidepressants fail. And it could work for you, too.

Find out if you’re a candidate now by calling our clinic to set up a free consultation.

Dr. Wes Irwin is owner/operator of Tahoe Ketamine in South Lake Tahoe

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