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Strategy #2: Correcting Neurotransmitter Imbalance

Brain neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that act as communication agents between different brain cells. In chronic depression, these brain chemicals get out of balance. Fortunately, there are some safe and effective natural health options available to balance brain chemicals.
Of the 30 or so neurotransmitters that have been identified, researchers

3. Depression Treatment: Conventional vs. Natural

Depression is a disorder that affects your thoughts, moods, feelings, behavior, and physical health. As discussed earlier, people used to think it was “all in your head,” and that if you tried hard enough, you could “pull yourself out of it.” Doctors now know that depression is not a weakness;

Q&A: Sleep; Congestive Heart Failure; Antidepressants

Q. How much sleep do I really need?  I’ve heard so many conflicting theories.
A. Some people need way more sleep than others, but most people need between seven and eight hours a night to function at their best during the day. However, it seems too few people get the right

5. Treatments for Depression

Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even

Herbal Remedies to Banish Depression

Long before the development of prescription antidepressant medications such as Prozac, Zoloft, Tofranil, and Lexapro, human populations had discovered natural ways to overcome the symptoms of depression through the use of plants with mood-boosting properties. Recently, scientists have begun to explore the benefits of many of these herbal remedies and

Medication or Psychotherapy for Depression?

Current treatment guidelines for depression recommend treating patients initially with either antidepressant medications or psychotherapy, and that patient treatment preferences be taken into consideration when recommending specific treatment. There is a need, researchers say, to identify the best treatment for individual depressed patients in order to match that patient with

Zoloft and Other Antidepressants: Can They Lift the Cloud of Depression?

Zoloft and Other Antidepressants: Can They Lift the Cloud of Depression?

Millions of American adults suffer from major depressive disorder (MDD), a condition that often interferes with a person’s ability to work, carry on successful interpersonal relationships, and engage in daily activities of living. However, many people get relief from their depression by taking antidepressant medications. Popular classes of antidepressants include

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