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Depression

What is Depression?

Depression is a “whole-body” disorder affecting many levels of your being including the body, nervous system your thoughts, moods, feelings and behavior. People used to think it was "all in your head" and that if you really tried, you could "pull yourself out of it." Doctors now know that depression is not a weakness, and you can't treat it on your own. It's a medical disorder with a biological or chemical basis.
Sometimes, a stressful life event triggers depression. Other times depression seems to occur spontaneously with no identifiable specific cause. Whatever the cause, depression is much more than grieving or a bout of the blues.
Depression may occur only once in a person's life. Often, however, it occurs as repeated episodes over a lifetime, with periods free of depression in between. Or it may be a chronic condition, requiring ongoing treatment over a lifetime. The disorder affects more than 18 million Americans of all ages and races.

Causes

There's no single cause for depression. It is believed a genetic vulnerability combined with environmental factors, such as stress or physical illness, may trigger an imbalance in brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. The consistent finding of neuropsycholphysiological studies of depression is that abnormally low levels of neurotransmitters- mainly norepinepherine, dopamine and serotonin- appear to be linked to depression. Other findings show an imbalance of brain wave activity throughout various circuitry and regions within the brain with implications of imbalances and over arousal of the limbic system and right hemisphere. Some studies show a deficiency in Omega 3-fatty acid in people with depression.

Treatment:

Currently western medicine treats depression with anti-depressants (medication). This is the most common treatment for this condition. In reality, the choice of the right treatment protocols for each individual depends upon a variety of factors, such as severity and type of depression, presenting symptoms, history including familial, age, diet and lifestyle…. thus a wholistic approach in both assessment and treatment would seem to be the best approach.

Alternative Healing Therapies are an important and effective treatment in alleviating many of the symptoms of depression. Multimodal interventions including Energy Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, a balanced lifestyle, diet and nutrition, education, meditation, yoga and breathwork are some of the ways to create a wholistic approach to healing depression.

Interventions including a diet (low allergenic, gluten-free, dairy free) nutritional supplements (Vit B, magnesium, essential fatty acids) and others are also important and necessary to create balance within a system. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish oil and certain plants. They're being studied as a possible mood stabilizer for people with bipolar depression. Some studies have suggested that people with depression have decreased amounts of an active ingredient found in omega-3 fatty acids.

Introducing Energy Therapy and working with the individual’s electro magnetic energetic field as in Neural Transmission Repatterning (NTR) is one of the modalities successful in treating many of the symptoms of depression. A Treatment such as NTR affects the cellular biology of the body and brain to reorganize, integrate, regenerate and repattern the neural pathways and to improve and balance the electrical transmission and circuitry of the entire brain and body improving many of the symptoms of depression.