Our Approach to BALANCED Treatment
Mood disorders affect the whole person, from their thoughts and emotions to their family life and physical health. Today, full recovery is possible, and there are many effective treatments to choose from including medication and hormone replacement, counseling and psychotherapy, products and supplements as well as dietary and lifestyle approaches.
Not all treatments are right for everyone, and not all aspects of mood disorders are negative. These conditions also bring strengths which are important to identify so they don’t get lost in the treatment. Our goal is to help patients find the right balance between the benefits of full treatment and the risks of overtreatment.
There are many kinds of mood and anxiety disorders, and accurate diagnosis is essential to finding the right treatment. For example, some depressions can actually get worse with antidepressants. An accurate diagnosis can also help you find the right therapy. Some psychotherapies work best if your depression started recently, while others work better if your depression has been long-standing.
We use research-based diagnostic tests to make sure we are on the right path. Many medical conditions contribute to mood disorders including thyroid, autoimmune and endocrine disorders; vitamin and nutritional deficiencies; inflammatory disorders and blood sugar imbalance. We take a whole person approach, looking for the root cause of a patient’s symptoms.