Depression is a serious metal condition that affects millions people during their lifetime. The symptoms, which include anxiety, disrupted sleep patterns, feelings of hopelessness, chronic fatigue and an overall sadness; can range from mild to severe. Depression can significantly disrupt a person’s life, as well as their families, if not diagnosed and treated.
While there are a number of causes for depression, many cases can be linked to a chemical imbalance in the patient’s brain. The key to treating depression is to look at the underlying causes of the depression and not attempt to treat all cases of depression the same. The most effective depression treatments address the underlying cause of the depression and not the symptoms.
The Homeopathic treatment for depression begins by taking a precise measurement of brain neurotransmitters to detect the presence of a brain chemical imbalance, which results in either excesses or deficiencies of neurotransmitters. In the event of an imbalance, the Naturopathic physician will then develop a treatment plan to restore the chemical balance to the brain. In addition to addressing the chemical imbalance with nutrition, the physician will address lifestyle issues.
The treatment plan will involve a discussion of ways to improve the patient’s diet, gluten sensitivity, and nutritional status, using natural, safe and non-toxic nutritional therapies. Lifestyle issues, including ways to improve the patient’s sleep patterns, and how to reduce stress, will also be discussed. Once the brain’s chemical balance is restored, the patient gets immediate relief from their depression symptoms, while achieving a higher, more balanced state of health.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Bradley Bongiovanni, Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta