Natural treatment and solutions to depression and anxiety.

Depression is like having an abusive relationship with yourself

Natural, Safe and Effective Treatment Alternatives for Depression and Anxiety.

We are a drugged nation,
overdosing on antidepressants and antipsychotics
like no other country in the world.

-In 2007 we spent over $25 billion dollars on antidepressants and antipsychotics.

-In 2009 the US wrote more presciptions for psychiatric disorders than there are people in the USA.
Treating depression is often a scary topic to cover, and often is a little taboo. When it comes to mental health we always jump to the assumption that the brain chemicals MUST be off and we NEED medications to fix it.

I don’t agree. While necessary sometimes, in my experience, depression, anxiety, nervousness, etc, can most often be controlled naturally through diet, lifestyle, and selective neurotransmitter enhancing or adaptogenic herbs and vitamins to restore the bodies natural balance and return to health.

The causes of depression can be many and varied. Often times there are many contributing factors that need to be addressed. Don’t get me wrong, I'm not completely opposed to psychiatric drugs. Often times they are needed. BUT!

In my opinion and according to the the US government, the FDA and Medicare, these drugs are grossly over prescribed and are often doing more harm than good.
While our approach to depression and many mood disorders is multifactorial much of how we approach a natural treatment program revolves around neurotransmitters and how they interact with each other and affect the body.

Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the body which act as messengers that regulate many physical and emotional processes including movement, stress response, cognition, emotions, energy, cravings, pain and much more.

The 3 most commonly thought of neurotransmitters that people associate with depression or mood disorders are dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine.

However, 3 other transmitters that are just as important but less discussed are epinephrine, GABA, and glutamate.
In our office all our patients are tested and assessed for adequate levels of all of these neurotransmitters. Without adequate testing we are just shooting in the dark and may actually do more harm than good.

When you don’t know where you are or where you have been,
you have no way of knowing where you should go.
Often times when patients seek our help they already know they are depressed. They may be looking for a natural solution to help them cope, or they have already gone the medication route and they didn’t like the way it made them feel.

In many cases the antidepressant medications people go on actually make the depression worse.

Go figure! a medication to help with depression actually makes depression worse? Funny how that works.
Other signs and symptoms that patients may experience from out of balance neurotransmitters beyond the typical mood and behavioral disorders include some of the following. Many times these will precede the mood or behavioral disorders.

The body will initially manifest the symptoms in other ways as it attempts to compensate and essentially save the brain (most important organ), but as the neurotransmitter levels continue to be unbalanced or lacking, eventually the mood and behavioral disorders follow suite.
  • Pain
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • heart Palpitations
  • Attention Deficits
  • Addiction
  • Altered sleep
  • Decreased Concentration
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable bowel Syndrome
  • Altered mental Clarity

For more information or to set up a Free consultation with Dr. Mortensen to help evaluate your depression, anxiety or mood disorder call 1-833-372-7244


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