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...

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...

By now, most of us well know that meditation can promote positive brain change. But did you know that it also holds huge advantages for addiction recovery? Among its bountiful benefits, mindfulness holds the key to reversing substance dependency, trauma, anxiety and depression. Here, we...

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...

While traditional medical and talk therapy can indeed be effective for treating mental health disorders, the root causes of conditions like depression, anxiety and PTSD often exist in parts of your being that conventional therapy can’t easily reach. The serious adverse effects and addictive potential...

What do Martin Luther King Jr, Princess Diana, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale and Marilyn Monroe have in common? They all suffered from variations of mental health disorders, ranging from depression to bipolar disorder to psychotic episodes. According to the World Health Organization, one in four...