Depression Archives – Page 2 of 2 – A Healthy State of Mind

Micronutrients in Mental Health Series III Folic acid has been widely researched for the treatment of depression. In this post we will continue our Micronutrients in Mental Health Series, covering the 3rd nutrient implicated in depression and anemia with our discussion of folate. The name ‘folate’ is derived from the Latin ‘folium’ which means foliage, […]

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports month, and with the warmer days and more sun, it hopefully is easier for people to get motivated to move! Doctors have a tendency to overlook or understate the value of exercise in being busy to find the best treatment(s) for a patient’s ills, but the effects of […]

Antidepressant-induced hypomania or mania is defined as a short-term reaction to medication. This phenomenon, referred to as “switching”, occurs within 2 months of treatment initiation (if it occurs).1  Antidepressants can also cause long-term mood destabilization in bipolar treatment even in the absence of a short-term manic or bipolar switch.1,2  Properly diagnosing bipolar disorder is challenging […]

Circadian rhythm imbalances are at the root of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), a number of sleep disorders, jet lag, some cases of Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder and Shift Work Disorder (a circadian rhythm sleep disorder). (For more on how to address S.A.D, see my blog post  entitled ‘How to keep the Winter Blues at Bay‘. ) […]

Blog – Holistic Medicine for Stress,Trauma & Chronic Illness – Portland,OR

Well the time for spreading holiday cheer has come! To keep the holidays spirited and healthy, I thought that I would share some tips and counsel about how to indulge healthily this season (limiting the ill effects of alcohol and exploring bitters, verjus, non alcoholic mocktails). And in case you overdo it, I discuss the […]

Micronutrients in Mental Health Series III Folic acid has been widely researched for the treatment of depression. In this post we will continue our Micronutrients in Mental Health Series, covering the 3rd nutrient implicated in depression and anemia with our discussion of folate. The name ‘folate’ is derived from the Latin ‘folium’ which means foliage, […]

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports month, and with the warmer days and more sun, it hopefully is easier for people to get motivated to move! Doctors have a tendency to overlook or understate the value of exercise in being busy to find the best treatment(s) for a patient’s ills, but the effects of […]

Antidepressant-induced hypomania or mania is defined as a short-term reaction to medication. This phenomenon, referred to as “switching”, occurs within 2 months of treatment initiation (if it occurs).1  Antidepressants can also cause long-term mood destabilization in bipolar treatment even in the absence of a short-term manic or bipolar switch.1,2  Properly diagnosing bipolar disorder is challenging […]

Signs of spring are starting to show – with bulbs pushing through the soil and buds on trees forming. With the first day of spring still a few weeks away, now is the time to plan for a spring cleanse. Cleansing has been performed for centuries, but is perhaps all the more important in our […]

Circadian rhythm imbalances are at the root of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), a number of sleep disorders, jet lag, some cases of Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder and Shift Work Disorder (a circadian rhythm sleep disorder). (For more on how to address S.A.D, see my blog post  entitled ‘How to keep the Winter Blues at Bay‘. ) […]

Naturopathy and Homeopathy for Mental and Physical Illness | A Healthy State of Mind

Comprehensive medical intake: 2 hours • Customized treatment plan is formulated after this initial appointment.

• First follow-up to assess initial response to treatment is typically two weeks after treatment is initiated.

Follow-up appointments: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Homeopathy
Comprehensive, holistic and individualized care to support healing in a very profound and lasting manner. Homeopathic remedies can be taken alongside pharmaceutical medications, as needed.

Naturopathy
Customized herbal formulas, nutritional recommendations, dietary supplements, flower essences, hydrotherapy and lifestyle recommendations to support healing and to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Referrals
I work with a variety of Mental health therapists, Psychoanalysts, Psychiatrists, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists and Natural healers in a collaborative manner to ensure that you are receiving the care most suited to your needs.

Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD), Phobias
  • Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D), Postpartum Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective disorder (Hallucinations, Paranoia, Psychosis)
  • Trauma & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD & ADHD)
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Insomnia, Sleep disorders & Nightmares
  • Side-Effects of Psychiatric Medications
  • Any mentally or emotionally distressing symptoms
  • General Medical Complaints
    (Headaches, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Gynecological complaints, back pain, joint and muscle pain, Skin conditions…)
  • Food Allergies
  • General Health and Wellness