Nutritional Consults -> Depression
Correct Depression with Nutritional Supplementation
- Depression of mood most of the day, nearly every day.
- Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day.
- Significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain or change in appetite nearly every day.
- Insomnia or excessive drowsiness nearly every day.
- Agitation, restlessness, or fatigue nearly every day.
- Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day.
- Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day.
- Recurrent thoughts of death.
If you are depressed and have suicidal thoughts, particularly with specific plans of suicide it is important that you seek psychiatric care immediately so you can be safe. This is a medical emergency. Only when the suicidal crisis is under control should you engage in a nutritional health enhancement program to get to the source of the problem. If you are not plagued with suicidal ideas then you may proceed with the guidelines below.
If you think you have Depression it is important to get two tests from your primary care physician to rule out two medical conditions which can mimic depression — anemia and hypothyroidism. So once your hemoglobin and thyroid tests come back negative and you fall into the depression diagnosis criteria it is important to start on a nutritional and herbal supplementation protocol that has the most scientifically sound results to correct the underlying brain dysfunction.
These protocols are being used in over 1600 clinics. The largest patient database on neurotransmitter replenishment for these problems shows a 100% effectiveness at resolving symptoms. There are no drugs. No drug side effects. It works in cases that have not responded to other medical treatments. It is highly effective at getting patients off prescriptive medications without relapse of symptoms. It is also highly effective at differentiating bipolar disorder from pure depression. For scientific papers related to this approach, depression and bipolar disorder go to Neurosupport.
For more detailed, scientific explanations of the nutritional protocol we use called, Monoamine Transporter Optimization, and why this is the best clinical approach click on the relevant Depression downloads on the Nutritional Protocols page of this website.
Each person’s need for extra nutrient support is different and with the clinical protocols we use the most cost effective dosage is reached as quickly as possible. The initial nutritional health consultation with Dr. Collins begins with the a thorough discussion of specifics of each person’s problem. Then we set up a step-by-step program for nutritional supplementation support and follow-up consults that will get the best results in the fastest time frame. a large percent of patients can have their symptoms resolved in a few weeks but everyone needs to be prepared for the possibility of several months of changing nutritional supplements to fing the precise balance that is right for the individual. To do this we use simple urine tests so we can get a progressively more exact nutrient dosing after doctors evaluate each lab result.
If you are presently being treated with SSRI medications for depression it is important to know that mild and moderate depression responds to placebo sugar pills as well as medications. In some small number of cases anti-depressant medications can have a perceived beneficial effect for a short period of time because the meds shift the location of neurotransmitters within the brain. But in doing so it exposes them to enzymatic destruction so your overall neurotransmitter levels become depleted. Anti-depressant medications are one of the few classifications of drugs that actually makes the source of the problem worse the longer you take the medication. Anti-depressant medications are known for their propensity to stop working after a while. That is why many patients have to keep switching medications over time after they stop working.
The medications do nothing to replenish normal levels of brain neurotransmitters. The nutrients and herbs in our nutritional protocols do just that…give your brain the raw materials it needs to produce more of the necessary neurotransmitters for normal brain function.
For more detailed, scientific explanations of the problem with reuptake inhibitors medications click on Reuptake Inhibitor Medication Dangers.
So if you just want your medication to continue to work call our office and we can start you on Level One dosing of the nutritional replenishment program.
If you or any loved ones have a depressive disorder and want to address it successfully, naturally and quickly with scientifically proven results contact us to start on a cost-effective health enhancement program. Call 707-566-7396.