"The good physician treats the disease. The great physician treats the patient
who has the disease."
-William Osler

What is depression?

Depression is a very common medical condition that affects the way you feel, think and act negatively. People who struggle with depression experience extreme bouts of sadness, a loss of interest in activities, fatigue and trouble sleeping. People suffering with depression can also experience a lack of energy, change in eating habits, feeling worthless and difficulty maintaining a normal life. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable.

Conservative treatment to depression relies on prescription medication to combat the condition. Integrative treatment to depression aims at getting to the root cause of the depression, which often lies in hormonal imbalances, preexisting fatigue syndromes, vitamin deficiencies, genetics or other causes. 

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression, or PPD, is depression that occurs after pregnancy. PPD presents with physical and emotional changes that can cause depression, anxiety and fatigue to name a few symptoms. While the days and weeks after childbirth are exciting, they can also be overwhelming. This combined with major ups and downs with hormones post pregnancy can lead to PPD and interfere with a woman's normal routines. 

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