The symptoms of depression can be devastating, even having a negative impact on other chronic conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. It’s also a widespread illness, with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that one in ten adults in the United States suffers from some form of depression. There are a wide range of pharmacological answers to clinical depression, each of which presents its own set of side effects and drawbacks.
Treating Depression Wholistically
While pharmaceutical antidepressant medications can create a host of peripheral conditions related to medication side-effects, there is an alternative available to patients suffering for depression.
Wholistic treatment takes into account not only your emotional health, but also the overall health of your body and all its intricate systems. A qualified naturopathic physician can measure the neurotransmitters in your brain, and detect the chemical imbalances which cause symptoms of depression. These wholistic depression treatments will also take into account lifestyle factors like diet, stress levels and sleep habits. By treating all the ways depression can affect your body, wholistic treatment brings a more balanced and effective solution to the table.
Benefits of Wholistic Treatment
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for depression, because each and every patient is unique. Wholistic treatment systems are tailored to your individual needs, and can help to treat your depression in an effective manner. Wholistic treatment can uncover the underlying cause of depression and its attendant systems, thus bringing you relief from a potentially debilitating disorder.
Contact a naturopathic physician in your area to discuss the ways wholistic depression treatment can improve your quality of life. When the underlying causes of depression are addressed, you can get back to living your life without the interruption of depression and related symptoms.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Bradley Bongiovanni, Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta