Are you aware of these facts about depression?

According to WHO, Its estimated that by 2030 depression would be the second most disabling disorder. The first is HIV. Around 350 million people are affected by it globally. Depression is very traumatic in nature; it’s associated with guilt, anguish, and a multitude of other emotional problems. Here are 10 facts that every individual needs to know.

  • Ayahuasca, a Brazilian drink can treat depression: Ayahuasca, a psychedelic drink is found to reduce the effects of depression. In a study on 6 people the drink reduced the effect of depression and within hours and the result lasted for days. It probably alters the level of serotonin.

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  • Breast feeding reduces the risk of depression by 50%: post natal depression risk can be reduced up to 50% by breast feeding. After birth mothers often experience shortness of sleep, pain and anxiety which puts them at a risk for post natal depression by breast feeding this risk can be reduced.

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