Depression treatment that encompasses testing of neurotransmitters can yield essential information for relief of symptoms. Testing of specific neurotransmitters such as serotonin, GABA, Epinephrine, nor epinephrine, Glutamate, Dopamine and others can tell us if you have to little or too much of one or more neurotransmitters.
What are neurotransmitters and why are they important in depression treatment? Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers. Your brain uses these messengers to tell your heart to beat, your lungs to breathe, your muscles to move and your stomach to digest. They also affect your energy levels, metabolism, mood, sleep, and concentration.
Do you suffer from low mood, fatigue, anxiousness, ADD, panic attacks, poor memory, trouble focusing, poor memory, excess energy, cravings, weight gain, excess stress, headaches and immune issues? . Many things can cause a neurotransmitter imbalance. Food allergies or intolerances, Excessive stress, poor diet, environmental toxins, genetics, inflammation, leaky gut syndrome, alcohol and caffeine usage can disrupt the balance between these communicators and cause health concerns.
Neurotransmitter test results are like neural fingerprints; each one is unique and provides us with a wealth of information. Once we know which neurotransmitters are low and which are elevated we work on balancing those specific neurotransmitters thereby targeting those areas of your depression treatment and eliminating ineffective, time-consuming and expensive efforts to ease your symptoms.
We restore balance and contribute in the overall depression treatment with nutrition, lifestyle and therapeutic adjustments. After you get your neurotransmitter test results and know your neural fingerprint we can help you choose the therapies, lifestyle adjustments, and nutraceutical support products that help you restore balance.
An effective approach then in Depression treatment is one that focuses on eliminating food allergies from your diet, reducing environmental and toxic heavy metal load on the body, improving the absorption of healthy nutrition, minimizing genetic metabolic imbalances called SNP’s with specific nutritional work a rounds, reducing inflammation, and addressing the neurotransmitter imbalances as they are found. Appropriate referral to a mental health professional for treatment of any mental emotional component in depression treatment is recommended.