Three million cases of depression are diagnosed annually.
Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological, and social sources of distress. Increasingly, research suggests these factors may cause problems in brain function, including abnormal activity of certain neural circuits in the brain.
Treatment is usually medication, talk therapy, or a combination of the two. Increasingly, research suggests these treatments may normalize brain function associated with depression.
Peak Neuroscience offers patients in Dallas and North Texas a drug-free alternative normalize brain function. Neurotherapy is a safe and effective treatment option proven to relieve depression.
Avoid alcohol: May be harmful and aggravate certain conditions.
Reduce caffeine intake: Reduces risk of aggravating certain conditions.
Physical exercise: Aerobic activity for 20-30 minutes 5 days a week improves cardiovascular health.
Stress management: Pursuing an enjoyable activity or verbalizing frustration to reduce stress and improve mental health.
Relaxation techniques: Deep breathing, meditation, yoga, rhythmic exercise, and other activities that reduce symptoms of stress.
Healthy diet: A diet that provides essential nutrients and adequate calories, while avoiding excess sugar, carbohydrates, and fatty foods.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A talk therapy focused on modifying negative thoughts, behaviors, and emotional responses associated with psychological distress.
Neurotherapy: A drug-free therapy which uses cutting edge technology to re-train the brain.
Meditation: Improves mental health and helps with relaxation.
Psychotherapy: Treatment of mental or behavioral disorders through talk therapy.
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI): Eases symptoms of depressed mood and anxiety.
Anxiolytic: Relieves anxiety and tension. May promote sleep.
Antidepressant: Prevents or relieves depression and elevates mood.
Sedative: Causes drowsiness, calmness, and dulled senses. Some types may become addictive.
Nerve pain medication: Blocks pain caused by damaged nerves.
Clinical Psychologist: Treats mental disorders primarily with talk therapy.
Neurotherapist: Treats mental disorders using non-invasive, drug free techniques to re-train the brain.
Psychiatrist: Treats mental disorders primarily with medications.
Primary Care Provider (PCP): Prevents, diagnoses, and treats diseases.