I don't know the answer to this other than an obvious observation: people who are depressed are not motivated to look after their health. Often the very thought of exercising, for example, becomes a challenge, let alone eating right. With declining health, no motivation to do anything much, chances are their lifespans would be reduced - i.e. if the depression continued and was never gotten over.
Depression is a very big topic. With recurrent depression the life span is reported to be shortened by seven to eleven years. But, the contributing factors are like Tom shared are also based on that they tend to have unhealthy lifestyles. Some of those are people with depression tend to smoke and not exercise. In other words they don't die of depression. People with depression have more instances of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer which may lead to shortening life span.
Severe depression is a cause of suicide.It can also reduce life span by predisposing you to other conditions.If depression is severe it requires multiple medications to control it and these drugs have their own side effect profile.
by JON EWALL 7 years ago
Will Obama break another promise not to allow c-span to televise the health care hearings.Will president Obama break another promise not to allow c-span to televise the health care reform.bill congressional hearings ? as candidate Obama (on the campaign trail ) stated '' i will have c-span televise...
by PositronWildhawk 4 years ago
If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
by LeisureLife 7 years ago
If the average life span was 35 years, how would you live your life differently?
by Les Trois Chenes 8 years ago
What determines the life span of animals?Why do some species live so much longer than others? Parrots live to be over 100 but mice only live 2 years. I feel that the person who can answer this might be on the way to telling us how to live forever!
by Nicholas Kan Wai Kin 2 years ago
Suitable life span for humans.Do you think we human lives too long that we have created a world of suffering for ourselves? Such that our live is born, school, work, death and all we cares now is money.
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