Lifestyle and non-prescription treatments for depression
Using the same measures, rates of depression have been calculated as 5–10 times higher today than they were in 1950.
The reasons for this are not clear, but the implications are interesting. For example, depression and obesity are often comorbidities. Understandably depression can arise from being overweight. But alternatively, morbid depression can arise from over-eating, which can lead to being overweight.
Many of the prescribed medications used for depression are problematic in this case because they can cause weight gain (at least some do in some people and others cause weight loss in others).