Mold And Depression

Mold Inspection

Have you had a mold inspection lately? Especially if you've been suffering from depression you may find that mold may be to blame.

Mold And Depression
Recent findings have shown that if you live in a house with water damage mold or other forms of household mold you are far more likely to suffer from depression. This might be reason ebnough to have a professional come and do a mold inspection on your house if you just can't get over the blues.
"40 – Percentage increase in your risk of depression if you live in a moldy house, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health that tracked the mental health and living conditions of 6,000 men and women.

While it’s impossible to eliminate all the mold spores in your home, if you keep humidity levels below 50 percent, and wash mold spots with water and detergent, mold wont thrive."

Mold Removal

What’s also unclear from this study is whether the presence of mold triggers depression in people or if depression triggers the mold… maybe from a decreased desire to clean? Regardless though, no matter how you look at it if you have mold clean it up and have it removed. If it's bad enough hire a mold removal company to do the job for you. It might just help you out with you depression issues and if not it will make your living environment a healthier place to be in and might just help you live longer. Mold and depression do not have to go hand in hand.

Related to Mold and Depression
Depression as we all know is an issue that is befuddling. It seems to breed with itself and spawn further depression. If antidepressants aren’t your thing or you don’t have the money for a routine prescription then let this be another reason to go exercising daily. Other studies have shown that exercise is just as effective and should be considered an acceptable alternative treatment for depression. Go walking after eating; this will kill two birds with one stone.

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