There are many people in this world who misunderstand the deep link between physical and mental health. They are quite often considered to be very separate entities, when in fact they ideally go hand in hand. According to many reputed doctors of the world, health can essentially be defined as a state of complete physical, psychological and social well-being. Wayne Imber, a retired psychology professor essentially underlines how the perceived disconnect between “mind” and “body” tends to create a distinct misconception that mental illnesses are not physical ailments, while in realty the mental health of a person has a direct impact on their physical health and wellbeing.
Wayne Imber lays focus on the connection between physical and mental health
A great number of people in the world are not orderly aware of the high commonality of mental illnesses. It is seen that about one in five adults suffer from a type of mental illness at any given year. Mental illness goes much beyond than being depressed, it tends to cover a wide range of problems that that affect the mood, thinking or behavior of a person. Depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar depression and addictive behaviors are some of the examples of mental illnesses, and they can ultimately hamper their physical health to quite an extent.
Wayne Imber highlights how by neglecting their mental health how people can develop quite serious health complications. Heart diseases, high blood pressure, weakened immune system, asthma and many other problems can stem from various mental illnesses. Dr. Wayne was involved in the domain of teaching Social Psychology and Developmental Psychology to various people pursing higher studies for more than thirty years. After retirement, he is now trying his hand at cooking. Helping others ways always extremely important to him and that factor essentially become a key reason that attracted him towards psychology. He ideally wanted to acquire and develop the skills and knowledge with the help of which he good help people, and psychology essentially helped him achieve his goal. When pursuing his graduate degree, Wayne Imber in fact helped in the rehabilitation of people who had been released from prison. His extensive years of experience in the field of psychology make him an ideal candidate to talk about mental health. He essentially underlines how depression alone can cause the problems of increased sensitivity to aches and pains, insomnia and chronic fatigue owing to the abnormal function of neurotransmitters that are present in the brain.
Being interested in cooking and food, Dr. Wayne essentially highlights how people can improve their mental health condition by making certain changes and improvements in their diet. Low-nutrient, processed and high-calorie food items are quite often linked with the problems of depression. Hence, people should ideally include fish and healthy fats, nuts, whole grains fruits, vegetables and other such items into their diet. These food items can ideally be good for proving the brain function of people, and have a positive impact on their overall health.