Anxiety and Depression

Mom and depression: motherhood sadness that doesn’t go away

  If mom ain’t happy no one is happy.”  The quippish slogan is often said in jest, yet depression among mothers is no laughing matter. Writes the Mayoclinic.com, “About 1 in 8 women develop depression at some point in life. Women are nearly twice as likely as are men to struggle with depression at some point. Depression can occur at…

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Letter to the anxious, the panicked, the depressed: Healing starts here.

(Picture courtesy of: FreeDigitalPhotos.net) It astounds me how many people today are desperate for help to manage their long-time anxiety and depression.   Many people have been caught, some for decades, in a medication loop with their doctors. Numerous physicians with the best intentions, simply practice what they know — conventional symptom-based medicine, rather than applying a functional, holistic and integrative…

Sleep better, treat anxiety with no side effects. Supplement gets rave reviews

Click here for NeuroScience Kavinace — 120 Capsules Insomnia and anxiety relief without side effects I recently went through the most hellish chronic insomnia that over time caused me daytime and night time misery (anxiety, depression, appetite changes, concentration problems). After endless online research I suspected the problem was an adrenal gland imbalance so I ordered an Adrenal Stress Index…

High levels of homocysteine and depression – certain supplements may help

Researchers believe that depression, particularly in the elderly, may be related to elevated homocysteine levels. A deficiency in B vitamins may be the cause. (Click here for supplements that lower homocysteine) While elevated homocysteine levels are linked to heart disease and stroke, it may also contribute to depression, particularly in older people. Negative effects of homocysteine Homocysteine is a harmful…

Depression and Dopamine: Natural Ways to Increase Key Neurotransmitter

While the number of drugs to treat dopamine-dependent depression is growing, people interested in avoiding medication can try natural alternatives to increase dopamine. Dopamine is involved in arousal and motor function and is a precursor to adrenaline and a closely related molecule, noradrenaline. This key brain chemical is made from the amino acid tyrosine and can convert into norepinephrine and…

DHEA Improves Stress Resilience & Depression – Anti-Aging Hormone Offers Mood Benefits

  DHEA, a natural steroid and precursor hormone produced by the adrenals, has been shown to provide several anti-aging benefits, and research suggests DHEA may also improve mid-life onset depression in people who don’t respond to first line depression therapies, as well as improve resilience to stress. DHEA Improves Stress Resilience  DHEA levels tend to peak around age 20 and then gradually…

Vitamin D Deficiency, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety & Depression: Possible Links

(Photo credit, Maggie Smith) While researchers have found a relationship between insufficient vitamin D, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, the exact causality is still unknown. Researchers in a 2007 study reported in Clinical Rheumatology that vitamin D deficiency is common in people with fibromyalgia and also occurs more frequently in those with anxiety and depression. Yet research is also emerging that may…

Depression Caused by Low GABA Rather Than Serotonin in Some

Photo credit, Flickr Doctors may be closer to treating major depression in individuals who don’t respond to selective-serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and selective-serotonin nor epinephrine re-uptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Medications prescribed to treat major depression are often those designed to increase the availability of serotonin, dopamine and/or nor epinephrine in the brain, neurotransmitters involved in a number of processes, including mood.…

Five Ways To Improve Mood Naturally: Dopamine, GABA, Fish Oil…

(Photo credit: Kittikun Atsawintarangkul) Depression and anxiety treatment continues to explode as a highly profitable industry for drug companies. A growing number of people are popping prescriptions, desperately seeking solutions that will work long term and don’t carry risky side effects. Pharmaceutical companies continue to spend millions on advertising to convince consumers that the solution to conquering mood disorders comes from…

GABA: Increasing the Brain’s Own Calming Chemical

Photo credit: Renjith krishnan Anxiety has become nearly a near epidemic as thousands of people today struggle with feeling chronically anxious, irritable and unfocused on a daily basis. And for some, persistent untreated anxiety seriously interferes with their ability to function in social and workplace settings.  Low levels of GABA, gamma-aminobutyric acid, may be a contributing factor because GABA deficiencies…

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