DEPRESSION & ANXIETY
As we have discussed in many areas on the healingbydesigndoc web site, institutional medicine is all about the categorization of symptoms – the “diagnosis” – believing that if the symptoms are properly categorized and treated the patient is receiving effective care.
“Depression” is a highly categorized topic. An authoritative internet site on depression states: “The depressive disorders are grouped under a category in the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fourth Edition, Text Revision) called Mood Disorders. Included in this category are major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, bipolar disorder, cyclothymic disorder, etc. Two subtypes of mood disorders include seasonal affective disorder and postpartum depression. For each of these mood disorders there are specific criteria that a person’s symptoms must meet in order to receive a diagnosis.”
Unfortunately, mainstream medicine does not seem to distinguish between the profoundly different requirements of acute/emergency care and resolution of chronic illness. Most of the approaches of conventional medicine act on a model as if everything were emergency medicine, pursuing the valid idea that in an actual emergency if the “right” single diagnosis is not made, the patient might die.
With depression there are very delicate situations where death could occur due to suicide, and the proper mental health care professionals must support this type of situation. BUT, many conditions of “depression” are actually metabolic (that is, due to toxic burden and the breakdown of several of the body’s structural and regulatory systems), and do NOT pose the threat of suicide. In other words, they are not emergencies, so there is time to methodically evaluate and attempt to clear the physiological blocks that are contributing to a burdened body and mind that eventually lead to listlessness, tiredness, lack of motivation, poor self esteem, and many things that constitute symptoms of depression. Often, many or most of those chronic symptoms leave with Dr. Anderson’s assistance.
To further understand how we may be able to help you if you feel you are suffering from depression, please, if you have not already read: Our Healing Philosophy
Can be described as: “A multisystem response to a perceived threat or danger. It reflects a combination of biochemical changes in the body, the patient’s personal history and memory, and the social situation. A very powerful way Dr. Anderson is able to help patients reduce anxiety is by performing a neuro-emotional holistic chiropractic procedure described at this location on our web site: “Emotional Release Therapies”