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The Inflammation-Depression Connection',
Dr. James Stoxen DC
Depression is a mood disorder that affects serotonin levels in the brain. Because of its physiological cause, many people believe that clinical depression must be cured through chemical intervention.Drug Free Therapy for signs of depression might include A healthy diet which plays an important part in healthy brain depression symptoms. Eating vitamin-rich foods balance out chemicals in the brain and provides a natural intervention for depression for some who experience severe depression syndromes. Avoiding complex sugars and too many carbohydrates, which lead to mood swings, helps stabilize emotions. Adding exercise cannot go overlooked as an important aspect of a drug-free depression treatment. Talk therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy are also very effective in overcoming chronic depression. Drugless depression treatments vary from person to person. However, herbal supplements and intervention have helped some patients. Consulting with a knowledgeable pharmacist or herbal treatment specialist can help you make the right choice for your specific treatment plan.
Recognizing the relative inconsistencies and growing concern for a lifetime reliance on antidepressants to treat depression, acclaimed Chicago chiropractor, Dr. James Stoxen, DC, has developed natural preventative and treatment strategies.
First, he states that he advises that you should never attempt to stop taking antidepressants without the support of a doctor or psychiatrist, and never stop taking them suddenly or try to reduce your dosage on your own. These more natural preventive and interventional treatments are to be used as adjunct and as a preventive.
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