Anxiety disorders are characterized by feelings of intense fear or worry that they are out of proportion to the situation or thing that triggers them. These emotional fears can be focused on separating from parents, physical illness, performing poorly, or embarrassing themselves. Or they can be attached to specific things, like dogs or insects or bridges.
Anxiety disorders are a real medical condition that inflict not only psychological stress, but physical stress on one's health. Anxiety disorders and panic disorders can be classified into several different categories, most commonly including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder and specific phobias.
Symptoms of anxiety can range from restlessness and nervousness, to increased heart rates, gastrointestinal issues and sleeping issues.
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.
While commonly diagnosed in childhood, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is generally diagnosed in people who have issues paying attention, sitting still and who have trouble focusing. ADD/ADHD generally presents in childhood, especially during school and times where they are expected to be attentive. ADD/ADHD can be diagnosed and treated in adulthood.
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.
Memory loss can be a short term or long term condition. Short term memory loss can be caused by lack of sleep, depression, anxiety, stress, smoking, nutrient deficiency, stroke or dementia.
Alcohol and tobacco abuse are directly related to a large amount of deaths in the US and can be prevented by quitting. Anxiety and depression can make quitting alcohol and tobacco use difficult.
Imbalances in brain chemistry and neurotransmitter levels can cause symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and poor sleep. Neurotransmitter testing can help uncover imbalances that can be evened out with integrative treatments, significiantly reducing symptoms.
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Vitamin Deficiency