Living alone and depression
Finnish researchers have found that people who live alone have an 80% higher chance of getting depression than other people. Researchers pointed out that men living alone lack social support, while women are more likely to be poor. British psychiatrists point out that having someone in the family to talk to can effectively avoid many psychological problems and encourage people living alone to engage in more social activities.
In today's society, more and more people live alone, but living alone may affect people's mental health. Finnish researchers spent 7 years chasing 1,695 men and 1,776 women aged 30-65 years old, 14% of whom lived alone. Researchers used the national drug registration data to track the purchase of antidepressants of the recipients, and found that between 2002 and 2008, the purchase of antidepressants by people living alone was 1.8 times that of others.
Researchers pointed out that there are many reasons for this phenomenon. Among them, men living alone lack social support, while women may be affected by poverty. According to the UK's National Bureau of Statistics, the divorce rate is now rising and fewer and fewer people are getting married. By 2020, 40% of UK households will have only one person. Although the British do not use as many antidepressants as the Finns, the amount has been increasing.
Master Chen Yikui’s comment on this phenomenon is that the direction of this report is discussed from the perspective of the community, but the key can also be found from the perspective of food.
Because people who live alone are alone, they must not be diversified in what they eat, and often one kind of food is passed away. Therefore, over time, malnutrition problems will arise.
Master Chen always believes that the cause of depression is not in the spirit, but in the body, that is, nutritional errors. People living alone may not be able to change their lifestyle, but they can definitely improve their food intake.
To prevent depression, you should eat more foods containing the trace element magnesium and supplement enough vitamin B complex, especially B6 and niacin.
Of course, the pressure caused by the environment should also be relieved and avoid drinking irritating beverages. It is the correct way to solve depression from lifestyle and food.