Psychosocial Therapies Improve Immune Function
Given the effectiveness and relative affordability of psychosocial interventions to treat chronic diseases, we propose that psychosocial interventions may represent a viable strategy to reduce disease burden and improve human health. Prospectively, the authors noted, additional research is needed to elucidate the mechanisms by which psychosocial interventions exert relatively long-lasting, beneficial effects on the immune system and health.
Psychiatric Disorders and Biological Age
New research shows that people with a lifetime history of mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety disorders have blood markers that suggest they are older than their actual age.
1 in 4 People Have Mental and Behavioral Problems
Psychiatric disorders constitute 5 out of 10 diseases that cause premature death in the world. Genetic predisposition, traumas, economic problems can lead to mental distress and disorders. Depression and anxiety disorders are more common in people living in big cities.