DEPRESSION ACCELERATES AGING
Depression and bad mood can shorten the length of telomeres, known as a marker of aging body cells.
However, adequate treatment for depression can reverse these processes, according to new research.
Large-scale research has shown that telomeres are shortened in patients with mood-lowering diseases. With adequate treatment of depression and other pathologies with reduced mood, it leads to the restoration of telomere length.
“In a study conducted in the Netherlands, we were able to study telomere length in 2,300 patients with and without depression. Our results showed that patients with active depression have a shorter telomere length than patients with stopped depression, ” Josine Verhoeven from the Department of psychiatry at VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, said in an interview.
Acceleration of aging
Telomeres are special DNA complexes that cover the end of chromosomes and shorten with age. They are considered an indicator of cell aging. Women’s telomeres are longer than men’s.
Shortening of telomeres, which indicates an acceleration of aging by 3-5 years, is also observed in certain lifestyles: underweight and overweight, Smoking and alcohol abuse, as well as in numerous somatic diseases.
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According to the British Journal of Psychiatry, Journal Ivegistative Dermatology.