Depression is a mental health disorder that can be characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest in daily activities. This is a difficult, sad, and heartbreaking disorder that is experienced by 264 million people worldwide. Potential causes can include a combination of biological, psychological, and life stressors. Major depressive disorder can lead to a variety of behavioral and physical symptoms, that can strain the relationship you have with yourself and others. Talk therapy and medication, combined with a healthy diet, exercise routine, IV therapy, and supplements can help.
Our holistic approach to treatment can normalize the brain changes associated with depression, and get you feeling like yourself again. There is interdependence between mental and physical health, so if you or your loved ones are experiencing symptoms, it is important to seek professional treatment. At Ballen Medical and Wellness, we have a well-trained psychiatry and counseling team that provides a warm and inviting space for you or your loved ones to begin healing. We treat children, teens, and adults for numerous types of depression.
Symptoms of Depression
There are many types of depression that we treat at Ballen Medical and Wellness including Clinical Depression, Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Postpartum Depression. Unfortunately, many individuals experiencing depression do not seek professional help to receive a diagnosis. Recognizing the symptoms of depression is the first step to finding treatment. Symptoms can include:
- Persistent sad, anxious, or empty feelings
- Feelings of guilt and worthlessness
- Loss of interest in activities once pleasurable, including sex
- Overeating or appetite loss
- Trouble concentrating and making decisions
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Digestive problems, aches, pains, headaches, or cramps that do not go away
Holistic Approach to Treatment of Depression
Depression develops from a complex interaction of social, psychological, and biological factors. As discussed in Genetics of Brain Function published by Standford Medicine, the “heritability” for depression is roughly 40-50%, meaning that almost 50% of the cause is genetic and the other 50% is unrelated to genes (social, psychological, physical factors). Disorders like depression, diabetes, and high blood pressure are influenced by genes, but there is no one singular gene that causes them. It is the specific combination of genes one inherits from mother and father that may predispose individuals to depression.
Approaching depression from a holistic perspective is more than just prescribing a pill. While genetic predispositions can increase the likelihood of depression, staying physically healthy with IV Therapy treatments, exercising regularly, taking nutritional supplements and therapy can be beneficial for avoiding or minimizing the symptoms of depression, long-term. Our holistic approach encompasses body, mind, and spirit, guiding patients towards a life of joy, contentment, and inner peace. Our psychiatry and counseling team can recommend a holistic treatment plan that works best for you, including dietary supplements, IV Therapy, Ketamine Infusions, exercise routines, and more.
Treatment modalities we provide include:
- IV Ketamine Therapy for Depression
- Individual Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Integrative Psychiatry and Therapy
- NAD + IV Therapy for Depression
- IV Amino Acid Therapy
- IV Therapy – Myers Cocktail
- Group Therapy
Start Healing Today
Depression is a common mental health disorder experienced by millions of Americans each year. Despite that, those suffering from depression can often feel lost, isolated, and alone. It can be intimidating to reach out for help or to believe that help is out there. Our health-care professionals provide a warm and accepting environment, where healing can begin. If you think that you or a loved one may be experiencing symptoms of depression, do not hesitate to reach out to us. To get started, fill out the form below or call (720)738-8531 to schedule an appointment.