Breathing has long been used to help calm the mind in yoga and meditation but the new findings shed light on how this is possible.
The team found a “dose-response” effect between hours worked and depression symptoms.
The discovery could lead to a screening program to identify vulnerable individuals.
The study included more than 590,000 patients.
"This indicates that interactions with a dog might activate more attentional processes and elicit stronger emotional arousal than comparable non-living stimuli."
The study group scrolled less, exercised more, became less stressed and less depressed.
“Irrespective of your income, your beliefs about your ability to manage your debt is what is important."
The data came from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Currently patients on lithium drugs have to get invasive and time-consuming blood tests every one to three months.
Rather than using a screening tool with a cut-off score to detect depression in pregnant women and new mums, doctors should do this.