Modern Well-being Causes The Rise og Depression
May 14, 2021
Did you know that even in the digital age our brains still want to live a primitive life like Neanderthals!
Researchers in psychiatry and evolutionary psychology have found that depression soars in modern society. This stems from too little exercise and too much food without enough nutrients. Lack of time outdoors affects our sleep and our lives becomes more isolated.
Binging on TV or ice cream can make us happy. But this happiness deepens our sadness because these activities harm our mental health. Low mood leads to depression. Looking at how our brain evolved, we need exercise and time outdoors. So we can reduce our risk of depression by embracing exercise, not as a trend but as an essential.
Implications for the future
Society will continue to change fast regardless of the impact on mental health. Depression is becoming more common and bringing a rising economic and health cost, with a high social cost. People may choose to escape modern life and even resist urban and social changes in the future.