Depression Symptoms and What are Your Natural Options

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Chiro Blog, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Depression is becoming more and more prevalent and right now affects 340 million people worldwide. Half of the cases of depression go undiagnosed and worse yet, is that depression is the most treatable form of mental illness. Depression affects 25% of all women, 10% of men, and even affects one out of every twenty teenagers.

The most common symptoms of depression are:

  • Sullen mood
  • Change in appetite
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Feelings of hopelessness, guilt and anxiety
  • Loss of interest in things that used to be pleasurable
  • A lack of energy or run down

Clinical depression can be caused by a recent loss or other gloomy event, but the feeling lasts longer than appropriate, which affects your emotional health. There are many theories about what causes depression but as of now, the cause still remains unknown.

The biggest thing a person can do to help their depressed state is lifestyle changes, which include:

  • Exercising- at least 5 days a week
  • Check your medications- make sure none of your medications have depression as a side effect
  • Cut caffeine- coffee and other caffeine forms often affects normal moods and could even aggravate depression

 There are also many nutrition supplements that people can benefit from when they are battling depression, this include:

  • B Vitamins
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Fish Oil

There is also a strong correlation between depression and the C1 vertebra. Chiropractic has had great success with helping treat this condition, if you start noticing the signs of depression, come in to a Chiropractic office near you to see if a chiropractor can help you.

Come by any of the offices today to get a spinal check up

2 Comments

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  2. Great post. And i agree with you post. Half of million people are suffring from the depression. I was looking for this type post. Thanks for sharing. Huntington Beach Chiropractor

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