Depression and Anxiety: Self Help Tips
September 18, 2020
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD
It is estimated that 350 million people worldwide are currently suffering from depression and that one in six people will be affected by a depressive disorder in their lifetime. During a depressive episode, the hippocampus actually shrinks in size. Stress, poor diet and lifestyle can all accelerate this shrinkage. However, unusually for the brain, the hippocampus has the ability to regenerate itself–and to be able to regenerate the hippocampus, one has to eat healthy food, exercise and maintain rewarding social and environmental connections. Ray Griffiths discusses his book Depression: The Mind-Body Diet and Lifestyle Connection and will tell how to regenerate the hippocampus and minimize symptoms of depression and anxiety
Friday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
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Susan Downs, MD
Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.
Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.