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If you are safe from harm, and are ready to have a better life…

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Mental health carries a stigma in our culture.  Slowly, we’re starting to realize that depression isn’t something to be denied, it’s something to be treated.

We’ve all been depressed from time-to-time.  In most cases it lasts less than a couple of weeks and then subsides. That’s normal.  Not all depression is alike though, sometimes it’s an unwelcome guest who moves in and never leaves.

Together, we’ll identify your underlying causes and get you feeling, acting, and thinking better.

your need for medication

joy, happiness and hope again

like yourself again

Have you experienced…

  • An inability to experience pleasure, along with a general loss of interest in the world?
  • Sleep disturbances or changes
    • insomnia,
    • early waking,
    • oversleeping?
  • Diminished appetite or loss of weight?
  • Loss of energy or lethargy?
  • Decreased sex drive?
  • Restlessness?
  • Slowing of thoughts and actions?
  • Concentration challenges?
  • Indecisiveness?
  • Feeling or thoughts of worthlessness or pessimism? (Including thoughts of self-harm or suicide)
  • The need for an increase in prescription drug dosages?

Research has not found a singular root cause for depression.

No region of the brain or neurotransmitter pathway has been definitively identified as the basis for depression.

Recent Research indicates that maybe SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) are not the magic solution to depression after all.

Rather than focusing on a single cause, our functional health approach to mood disorders considers multiple contributors and key biochemical goals:

  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Autoimmunity
  • Brain Injury (including concussion)
  • Environmental Toxins
  • Metabolic and Microbiome Imbalances
  • Infections (bacterial, viral, and fungal)

Targets for our personalized approach include the following major modifiable factors:

  • Food intake and nutritional status
  • Digestive system dysfunction, infection, and imbalanced gut bacteria
  • Dysfunctional mitochondria, the “power plants” in every cell responsible for manufacturing ATP (the body’s energy compound)
  • Psycho-emotional and physical stressors
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Exposure to and accumulation of toxins and dysfunction in the body’s detoxification system
  • Imbalance in immune cells that promote versus dampen inflammation

Schedule a private, Discovery Session today and find your better, more hopeful tomorrow!

Want to learn more?

Take a deeper dive into the scientific evidence behind the AWM functional wellness depression program.