What Is Your Body Telling You About Depression?

Study after study demonstrate that our thoughts and emotions affect our body. Our mood very definitely drives our physical state of being. One story in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book Full Catastrophe Living illustrates this point better than any research study. Although she was functioning quite well, “Mrs. S” had a narrowing of one of the valves on the right side of her heart (the tricuspid valve), and was in mild congestive heart failure. She would come to the weekly cardiac clinic run by Samuel Levine, M.D., to receive digitalis and injections of a mercurial diuretic. One day he turned to […]

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