Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mood disorders and are often treated with prescription medications. In the long term these drugs actually deplete the neurotransmitters required for a healthy mood. This explains the need for a gradual increase in dosage – and also why it can be so difficult to discontinue the drugs.
There is always a physiological component to anxiety and depression that cannot be ignored. That is why we test neurotransmitters.
Some of the neurotransmitters we test for:
- Serotonin (associated with depression)
- GABA (associated with anxiety)
- Epinephrine (commonly known as adrenalin)
Once testing is done, we use amino acid therapy to help replenish and balance the neurotransmitters. This allows many people to discontinue their drugs without the side effects.
While therapy is sometimes necessary and helpful in treating anxiety and depression – it is always beneficial to treat the physical aspect as well. It helps to make therapy sessions even more effective.
As always, at Wellness Architecture, we also look for other underlying problems that may be contributing to or causing the problem. For example:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Blood sugar disorders
- Digestive problems
- Food Sensitivities
- Low Vitamin D3
- Sleep issues
- Thyroid disorders
If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, then give us a call! We’re happy to help.