Functional Medicine for Anxiety & Depression
There is help for Anxiety & Depression!
Anxiety and depression affect over 40 million adults over the age of 18 in the United States. Anyone who has suffered from anxiety or depression, or anyone who knows someone who suffers, will tell you that this type of illness is serious. In some cases, anxiety and depression can lead to thoughts or actions resulting in self-injury or suicide. However, there are effective treatments for these illnesses.
Treatments for Depression & Anxiety
Live a Happier, Healthier Life!
Far too often, anxiety and depression are treated by only masking the symptoms, and not finding the source of the problem. As we work with patients, we often find anxiety and depression are symptoms of deeper issues within the body. Biochemical imbalances can lead to several health problems, including an increased risk for depression and anxiety in women. We approach patients with a functional medicine perspective to identify what is truly behind your anxiety and help those symptoms start disappearing with the correct treatments. Our treatment methods for anxiety and mental illnesses include:
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Treatment of Inflammation in the body
- Dietary changes
Patients have found when the symptoms are correctly identified, and the actual cause is treated, they see a significant increase in their mood. Let us help you find relief so you can start living a happier, healthier life!
Understanding Depression and Your Health
Functional medicine provides us with the ability to assess and address complex issues within the body that directly impact symptoms such as extreme sadness and anxiety. Our treatment method is designed to identify the exact health issues you are facing and implementing effective treatments that will help. We find the following conditions are tied to an increased risk of anxiety and more in women:
- Oxidative stress
- Adrenal dysfunction
- Mitochondrial dysfunction
- Gut dysbiosis (imbalance in gut bacteria)
- Intestinal permeability (leaky gut)
As we address the body in a new way, our experts can recommend dietary changes, nutritional supplements, hormone replacement therapy, exercise modifications, and lifestyle changes that have a direct impact on your mental health. Depressive episodes and anxiety are often related to hormonal imbalances, which naturally occurs as we age. Some patients experience long-term anxiety and depression, while others only experience it for a short time as it fluctuates around their menstrual cycle. Women often experience hormonal changes following pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Patients tend to experience an increase in symptoms around the ages of 30 to 40, and far too often, it goes unrecognized and untreated or masked with antidepressant medications that do not always address the entire problem.