Addressing Mood Disorders

Did you know that mood disorders have been linked not only to neurotransmitter imbalance and gut health but also to stealth pathogens, mycotoxin illness and hormone imbalance?

addressing mood disorders

Common Types of Mood Disorders:

Generalized Anxiety: constant feelings of worry, fear, restlessness, obsessive thoughts, and/or may have difficulty time concentrating to their preoccupied mental state, often for no obvious reason

Panic Disorder: this is when someone experiences abnormal and debilitating amounts of recurring panic attacks at unexpected times

Social Anxiety: fearful of having to be in social situations, this may cause someone to experience extreme anxiety symptoms resulting in them avoid social situations altogether 

Depression: Feelings of sadness, apathy, loss, anger and/or emotional numbness often without a known cause 

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: characterized by needing extreme order, specific order or specific repetition or their environment, which can be both external (things) or internal (thoughts and behaviors)

Common Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety:

  • Increased heart rate, heart palpitations
  • Rapid breathing 
  • Feeling distracted, unable to concentrate
  • Fidgeting 
  • Abnormal Sweating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Racing mind 

Common Symptoms of Depression:

  • Feeling hopeless, sad, lost
  • Apathetic
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Mood changes include feeling more irritable and agitated
  • Frequently crying 
  • Sleep disturbance 
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Weight changes 

Why do I feel this way?

The jury is still out on what exactly causes mood disorders, but what I do know is that a combination of factors is most likely at play such as environmental factors and brain chemistry. Additional root causes can be food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, stealth pathogens, mold, and mycotoxins. 

How I address mood disorders at Balanced Healing:

There are so many root causes that can be behind your mood disorder it requires us to dig deep and really investigate what can be a factor for you. I may include functional labs such as neurotransmitter metabolites testing, comprehensive stool analysis, mycotoxin panel, food sensitivity panel, and hormone testing – to name a few. With a comprehensive review of labs, and additional modalities such as acupuncture, diet and lifestyle modification, and herbal or supplemental support, I am able to create a complex plan to help support you in healing. 

Contact us today to set up your initial consultation with Balanced Healing of Jacksonville!