The longevity industry often focuses on physical health, but mental health is equally important to longevity. Mental happiness can directly impact our biological age, and many neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease descend from brain health.
The longevity sector should focus on promoting mental health as part of the lifespan extension agenda. New treatment options like psychedelics are one area capturing public attention. Post-pandemic technologies like telehealth, personalized medicine and mental health apps are also supporting better and more accessible mental health treatments.
LongeVC's Managing Partner Sergey Jakimov authored an opinion article for Longevity.Technology on the value of including mental health in longevity care. Read the full op-ed in Longevity.Technology here.