While depression is commonly known as a clinically diagnosable illness, it wasn’t always perceived this way. In fact, the term “depression” wasn’t used to classify this condition until the mid-1800s. Rather than viewing depression as a set of symptoms that we should alleviate, perhaps it...

Treating depression holistically and sustainably requires a multifaceted approach that addresses it in all the areas in which it exists. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternative depression treatment techniques available for doing just that. Here’s a look at a few with proven-successful results:  1. Functional Medicine Functional...

Today, over 27 million Americans take some kind of antidepressant medication – a concerning figure when you consider their side effects. But this comes as no surprise, considering conventional depression treatment is extremely symptom-focused, using prescription drugs to fix what’s largely perceived as a “chemical...

When it comes to treating depression, conventional medicine typically focuses on two things: diagnosis and symptoms – and the treatment method of choice in the vast majority of cases involves a prescription. It comes as no surprise, then, that one out of every 10 Americans...

You might have felt these sensations before: the rising panic that you’re trying to stave off, but can’t effectively manage. The rapid breathing. The heart palpitations. The seeming impossibility of concentrating on anything positive. While the exact causes of anxiety are sometimes unknown, this condition...