Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Livin' like a Paleolith

The mind, as it evolves

Depression as a survival tool? Some new treatments assume so.
By Julia M. Klein, Special to The Times
February 12, 2007

"The backdrop to therapeutic lifestyle change, or TLC, is an increase in depressive illness since World War II, Ilardi says. "There's increasing evidence that we were never designed for our sedentary, socially isolated, indoor, sleep-deprived, frenzied, poorly nourished lifestyle," he says.

Ilardi combines group therapy sessions with a set of lifestyle changes, each of which has proven effective against depression: aerobic exercise; ingestion of omega-3 fatty acids; light; positive social interaction; substituting activity for rumination; and increased sleep. The goal is for patients to live more like their Paleolithic ancestors."

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J.J. said...

I see nothing of the famed "light bulb shopping" thearapy. Obviously they are not up on the latest works.

Rebecca Snavely said...

and it's so obvious -- especially shopping for full-spectrum bulbs. Shine! Shine like the sun.