Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Alternative Methods for Depression

According to recent studies, people who are depressed and over sixty five tend to try complementary or alternative medicine more often then others. Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that 34.9% used alternatives compared to the 26.5% who didn't suffer these mental symptoms. Using prayer as a form of alternative or complementary method increased the number to 81.7% and 64.6% of those without. But fewer tan 20% with anxiety or depression didn't use either for help. Researchers say many go undiagnosed because they feel it's a natural part of aging and doesn't require treatment.

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