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Causes of Mood Disorders: Depression

There are many factors that contribute to your overall mood. Mood can change depending on the quantity and quality of sleep, exercise, genetic disorders, and malfunctions in the brain’s neurotransmitter production. Addictive substances and alcohol use can also have devastating effects on brain chemistry and overall mood regulation. The health of our body and brain can significantly impact mood and lead to increased levels of stress, feelings of hopelessness, loss of joy, and a decrease in focus. There are also genetic disorders that may increase your chances of experiencing mood disorders including depression and anxiety. While there is no one cause of depression, doctors have pinpointed brain structure, brain chemistry, hormones, and genetics as contributing factors. 

What is Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that makes you feel a constant sadness, hopelessness, and lack of interest in activities that once brought you joy. Depression, however, is a lot more than someone just feeling “sad”. It is a heartbreaking disorder that can be difficult to treat. For this reason, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. 

Our Psychiatry and Counseling team at Ballen Medical and Wellness are experts in their field, and can effectively provide a useful diagnosis and treatment plan, created specifically for you. According to the DSM-5, you have depression if you have five or more of the following symptoms, persisting for 2 or more weeks: 

  • Depressed mood for the majority of the day, particularly in the mornings 
  • Feeling tired or lacking in energy most days
  • Feeling worthless or guilty almost every day
  • Feeling hopeless or pessimistic 
  • Difficulty focusing, remembering details, and making decisions 
  • Sleeping too much, or not enough, almost every day
  • Experiencing little to no pleasure in activities 
  • Feeling restless or slowed down
  • Gaining or losing weight 

It is important to remember that there are many different types of depression and that symptoms can vary from person to person. It’s necessary to mention that the brain chemicals that are most commonly linked to depression, serotonin and norephedrine, play a role in mood as well as pain. It is not uncommon for those struggling with depression to also experience symptoms of physical pain and discomfort, including joint pain, back pain, digestive problems, sleep trouble, and appetite changes. It is also common for individuals struggling with depression to show symptoms of other mental health problems including anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, substance use disorders, eating disorders, etc. 

Treatment for Depression

Doctors use a variety of tests in order to diagnose patients with depression. These can include a physical exam, lab tests, psychiatric evaluation, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Depression is often treated with medication, in combination with therapy programs including individual therapy, group therapy, psychotherapy, psychiatry, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). When it comes to treating mood disorders, there are many options to consider. Our staff can help explain and recommend the best treatment plan for you and your needs. 

While depression has an effect on brain chemistry and mood, it can also have physical side effects. While therapy is necessary for the treatment of the emotional side of depression, NAD+ IV Therapy is used for treating the physical side. 

What is NAD+ IV Therapy?

NAD+ IV Therapy is a treatment centered around alleviating the physical symptoms associated with depression. At Ballen Medical and Wellness, we believe in treating the whole person. When it comes to depression, that means treating the emotional and physical root causes and symptoms. 

NAD+ is a critical coenzyme that exists in every cell of our body. This enzyme is involved in hundreds of metabolic processes, primarily:

  • Improving cellular and brain function 
  • Reducing inflammation 
  • Powering cellular respiration
  • Catalyzing chemical reactions required to generate energy and repair molecules that make up our bodies

With age, our body’s natural stores of NAD+ decline rapidly. By administering NAD+ in treatment, our goal is to reverse the cellular deterioration that takes place when the body’s NAD+ levels are depleted. Many of the physical symptoms associated with depression such as pain, exhaustion, restlessness, brain fog, and more can be treated with NAD+ IV Therapy for Depression. 

Learn more about NAD+ IV Therapy for Depression

Our expert staff at Ballen Medical and Wellness are highly experienced in administering IV therapy treatments in a safe and private environment. Depression is a difficult mood disorder to treat. However, by treating the whole person through counseling, therapy, and NAD+ IV Therapy, treatment is possible. If you would like to learn more about our NAD+ IV Therapy for Depression and learn about how this treatment might benefit you, please do not hesitate to reach out by giving us a call today at (720) 899-4770 or contacting us by filling out the form below.