In-person connection is a potent buffer against anxiety
In Part 1 of this mini-series, I summarised recent research demonstrating the benefits of better nutrition – specifically, increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and legumes – for reducing the risk of developing depression and anxiety.
In Part 2, I delved into recent research on the link between physical activity and the prevention and treatment of depression and anxiety.
And in Part 3, I explored recent research on the effect of getting outdoors on mood and anxiety.
Now, in Part 4, let’s dig into the latest research on the role of human connection (including the unique form of mother-infant connection embodied in breastfeeding) and sleep in staving off depression and anxiety.