Healthcare App for Treating Obesity and Depression
According to the center for disease control (CDC), about 10% of Americans deal with depression each year. The United States has also become the home for more than 70 million obese people.
Many Complementary and Alternative Medicine systems have always believed that there is a link between Obesity and Depression. In recent years several research studies have been carried out to investigate the relationship between the weight and mental health. But does obesity prompt depression or does depression cause obesity? Scientist are trying to reveal the mystery behind the relationship,
A Complementary and Alternative Medicine research survey published in Arch Gen Psychiatry 2006 by Simon et al concluded that there is 25% likelihood that obese people would experience a mood and anxiety disorders.
It is a well-known fact that obesity can result in low self-esteem, poor self-image as well as social isolation, all which will contribute to depression. Obese people can also be stereotyped, ostracized and discriminated against. The extra weight carried by the obese people can lead to chronic joint pain and serious diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, all of which can ultimately result to depression.
Treating Obesity and Depression
When trying to understand the link between obesity and depression, doctors are looking for a way by which they can treat both conditions so as to produce a great result. A sustainable option is an approach which is known as integrative medicine; a blended approach of conventional and alternative medicine. To assist Family physicians in this realm, Apple A Day RX has created a Healthcare App for Medical Practitioners. Information categories in this Healthcare App include;
- Dietary Advice
- Complementary Therapies
- Herb & Supplement Interaction Checker
This healthcare app for medical practitioners provides medical practitioners with several option treatments based solely on evidence-based studies. The Family Physician can either treat the patient using conventional therapy and/or provide other viable treatment options which is often required to treat complex diseases.As a busy medical professional this healthcare app will help family doctors formulate comprehensive clinical management plan for their patients based on evidence-based studies and refer clients to other CAM practitioners for top-flight complementary medicine treatment.
The Apple A Day RX app has many reference studies on evidence-based complementary medicines and therapies in the areas of obesity and depression. By selecting the therapeutics based on biological research studies, amazing results can be achieved in the treatment of Depression and/or Obesity.