The ‘Wild 5’ protocol to treat depression: exercise, diet, sleep, social connectivity & mindfulness

Parent Episode: Dr. Charles Raison on Depression, the Immune-Brain Interface & Whole-Body Hyperthermia

Over the past decade, pharmacologists have begun recognizing that wellness practices, in addition to pharmaceutical drugs, may be incorporated into the treatment of depression. The Wild 5 protocol is an example of an online-based resource that combines exercise, nutrition, sleep, social connectedness, and mindfulness practices. The program, which allows individuals to track their behavior and receive feedback, is easy to use. Depressed patients may experience improvements after using the program for 30 days. In this clip, Dr. Charles Raison describes the Wild 5 trackable wellness intervention and how it may be incorporated into the treatment of depression.

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