Social withdrawal is typically one of the first signs of depression. It is especially pronounced in older men. This iinfluences not just psychosocial well-being but their physical health. “When we’re clinically depressed, there’s a very strong urge to pull away from others and to shut down,” says Stephen Ilardi, PhD, author of books including The Depression Cure and associate professor of psychology at the University of Kansas. “It turns out to be the exact opposite of what we need.” “In depression, social isolation typically serves to worsen the illness and how we feel,” Ilardi says. “Social withdrawal amplifies the brain’s stress response. Social contact helps put the brakes on it.”
One recent study investigated relationships between loneliness, health, and depression in 217 older men over the age of 65. The men completed a self-report of loneliness, social support, depression, and physical health. Lonely men reported much higher scores on the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) with a significant response to declining health and functional impairment. Retirement is a big problem. Physical mobility is also important. Much of it comes back to the loss of women in their lives. Women are usually far more social and naturally assume management of the social activities in a relationship. Women are constantly coming up with ideas to get both of them out of the house. If they are no longer in the picture men become lost and gradually withdraw altogether. The loss of family and friends, gay partners and other companions (check: dogs and cats) were very significant.
As older men begin to physically fall apart their endocrine systems (the hormonal system and shock absorber to their well being) begins to cannibalize their general health and well-being leaving them even more tired, depressed and at a loss as to what to do. Of course the older they feel the older they act and so on and so forth. More begets more. Or, in this case less becomes less and they eventually find themselves in a vacuum of social nothingness, with nothing to look forward to, and not a clue as to how to get out of it.
One of the best ways to address age related depression and chronic disease is by supporting the endocrine system with homeopathic human growth hormone. Not only does it roll back the clock on how they feel, but how they look. By reintroducing the vibrational signature of HGH on a sub-atomic level the body begins to release more of its own HGH. The net effect is that everything seems to look better—the sky is bluer, the grass is greener—they have more energy, they feel like moving around, walking the walk, talking the talk . . even talking on the phone! Homeopathic HGH is not to be confused with shooting high exogenous doses of HGH. That can be dangerous. Homeopathic human growth hormone (HGH) is actually a way for old men (and women) to remind their bodies, via a super low dose, that life is still worth living and can be done so vitally, no matter what your birth certificate says. Here is a link to read more.