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Natural Correction of Depression
 Natural Correction of Depression with Nutritional Supplementation
            The symptoms of Depression are:
(1)     depression of mood most of the day, nearly every day.
(2)   markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day.
(3)   significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day.
(4)   insomnia or excessive drowsiness nearly every day.
(5)   agitation, restlessness, or fatigue nearly every day.
(6)   feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day.
(7)   diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day.
(8)   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 900 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.
            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. Initially, Dr. Collins thoroughly discusses the specifics of each person’s problem with them. 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. Patients can have their symptoms resolved in a few weeks or months. We take simple urine test for Monoamine Transporter Optimization which are used to get a more precise nutrient dosing after doctors evaluate the lab results.
            If you are presently being treated with SSRI medications for depression it is important to institute a nutritional replenishment program so that your medication will continue to be effective.  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.  These medications change the location of neurotransmitters like seritonin and in the process actually accelerate the depletion of neurotransmitters.  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.
            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 deal with it successfully, naturally and quickly with scientifically proven results contact us to start on a cost-effective health enhancement program. Call 707-566-7396.
            For scientific papers and detailed discussions of nutritional correction of depression go to NeuroSupport. 

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