Depression can be more than an emotional consequence of trauma or chronic stress. If you are reading this, you are probably well aware of what depression is. It can be a result of a chemical imbalance in the body, usually a lack of serotonin, which is our happiness hormone. Depression has an affect on the whole body. The nervous system, moods, the way you perceive the world, usually in a negative way, the way you eat, sleep and think about others and yourself. A general feeling of worthlessness, despair, suicidal thoughts, chronic fatigue, short bursts of anger, irritability, frustration, headaches, and body pain in most patients who suffer from this very debilitating condition.
Years of depression can place you in a catatonic-like state with no true feelings and no sense in living including a total withdrawal from the world and loved ones. Nothing gives you pleasure, and you are too tired to summon up any energy to lift yourself out of this state. Root causes can be found in trauma, chronic stress and elevated adrenalin overload, hyper stimulated immune system, thyroid disorders, dietary deficiencies, brain chemical imbalances, food allergies, hypoglycemia and even a hereditary predisposition.
Finding the root cause in this pervasive syndrome is key to finding a solution. Dr. Jamie believes in a full spectrum approach to addressing depression. This allows for quicker results. She creates a positive supportive environment and ensures you have the appropriate external support to tackle this condition. It’s important to know that this is a process and trust needs to be fostered and hope ignited without a false sense of expectation. It is possible to break free from these shackles.
Conditions that Integrative Medicine Can Assist With.
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