Depression is a whole-body illness that affects the way an individual thinks, feels, eats, sleeps, socializes and reacts to various situations. It can also have an effect on an individual’s physical health: it can influence hormone levels, immune function, digestion and the nervous system.
The naturopathic approach to depression involves treating the whole person – not just the illness itself. By taking a comprehensive health history, performing a physical exam and ordering appropriate lab testing, we can work with you to determine some of the underlying causes of your depression.
Below are the general symptoms that indicate depression: poor appetite with weight gain; insomnia or hypersomnia; loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities or decrease in sexual drive; loss of energy or feeling of chronic fatigue; feeling of worthlessness, self-reproach or inappropriate guilt; lack of motivation; diminished ability to think or concentrate and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
Depression is not a sign of weakness. Instead, it is an indication that something is out of balance in the body. Once these imbalances are identified and corrected, a significant and long-term improvement in mood typically follows.
Contact the Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic today to book an appointment and begin your healing journey. Call 604-235-8068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.