When you’re struggling with depression but want to find alternative treatments to traditional medicine, Dr. Tatiana Ellison can help. At Kintsugi Mind Spa, their holistic psychiatric practice in Laguna Hills, California, Dr. Ellison provides innovative therapies to help you work through your depression symptoms in your own time, without relying on medications. Learn more about their holistic approach to depression by calling the office or by using the online booking feature.

What is depression?

Depression is a common mood disorder that causes you to feel persistently sad or hopeless, and to lose interest in activities you used to enjoy. This disorder affects how you feel and think, leading to a disruption in your work and home life.

For some people, untreated depression can progress into even more serious mental health disorders and lead to suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

What causes depression?

The causes of depression vary from person to person. Some factors relate to changes in the chemicals in your brain or an imbalance in your hormone levels.

You may be at increased risk for developing depression if other members of your family have depression, or if you’re under constant stress that causes or worsens an existing mental illness.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression affects everyone differently, but many share common symptoms that can indicate clinical depression. These symptoms include:

  • Constant sadness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Lack of self-worth or negative self-talk
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • The loss in interest in activities you used to enjoy

Side effects of depression symptoms contribute to difficulties concentrating, insomnia, and other issues that interfere with a healthy life. You can also develop physical symptoms, such as muscle aches, frequent headaches, and unexplained back pain.

What holistic treatment options are available for depression?

There are a number of treatment options that can boost your overall mental health and reduce the symptoms of depression in your everyday life. Your custom treatment plan addresses your total health and wellness, rather than focusing only on your depressive symptoms.

Dr. Ellison may initially suggest making changes to your lifestyle and diet to improve your mental condition. Supplements, such as Vitamin D, can also be added to provide you with essential nutrients that can promote better mental health.

Other treatments for depression include:

  • Regular exercise
  • Massage therapy
  • Mindful meditation
  • Guided imagery relaxation

Additionally, Dr. Ellison offers a comfortable, safe space where you can discuss your feelings and emotions without judgment or criticism. Talk therapy is an effective method for reducing feelings of guilt and worthlessness and realizing your potential for healing.

Don’t let depression take away your quality of life. Book a consultation now online or by phone to learn more about holistic treatment options for depression.

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