Sometimes even the most upbeat among us will have a bad day, feel sad, lonely or anxious as they go about their driving duties. And, those days will usually pass without another concern.
But, for many people sadness can linger and those bad days can turn into weeks. If that happens to you, it’s possible you could be clinically depressed, and it’s nothing to disregard and hope will pass on its own.
Each year, 12 million U.S. women will experience clinical depression, according to Mental Health America. The good news is that clinical depression is treatable; more than 80 percent of people with depression can be treated successfully with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of both, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Now there is research that shows some foods can also help combat depression, especially those rich in folate, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and vitamin B12.