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1 in 4 American women is taking medication for mental health problems. Today we have a mismatch of our paleolithic genes and modern lifestyle. Depression is not a disease. You can not diagnose a mood disorder as you can with diabetes in a blood test or hypertension with a blood pressure reading.
We are finding that mood disorders are not brain problems but can be triggered by food intolerances, blood sugar imbalances, chemical exposures, thyroid dysfunction, and nutrient deficiency along with gut infections.
Anxiety is the most common mood disorder and affects over 40 million adults in the US or 18% of the population. That’s nearly 1 in every 5 people is experiencing anxiety. This is a modern phenomenon.
Depression is the leading cause of disability affecting over 15 million adults and is more prevalent in women. 80% of those with clinical depression receive no intervention. This is a real problem since depression is very treatable.
Find the root cause of your mood swings and build holistic lifestyle elements to balance your mood.
We’ll help build you a custom plan to help balance your moods with a holistic lifestyle approach.
Avoid unnecessary medications that only treat the symptoms. Get to the root cause of your mood imbalances.
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If you have a mood disorder, your general emotional state or mood is distorted or inconsistent with your circumstances and interferes with your ability to function. You may be extremely sad, empty or irritable (depressed), or you may have periods of depression alternating with being excessively happy (mania).
Anxiety disorders can also affect your mood and often occur along with depression.
The most powerful tools for healing include the ability to send the body signals of safety through meditation, diet, movement, restorative sleep and social support. Obtain adequate sunlight exposure, avoiding toxic chemicals and certain OTC and RX meds. Evaluating hypothyroidism as an overlooked cause for depression, nutrient status, gut infections, and HPA-Axis dysregulation will help in assessing the root cause.
Here are some of the symptoms you may be experiencing:
Your mood disorder is unlikely to simply go away on its own, and it may get worse over time. Seek professional help before your mood disorder becomes severe — it may be easier to treat early on.
Book an appointment with our doctors here in Las Vegas to discuss your mood swings and how you can gain control again.
Get started on your path to optimal health today!