Natural Treatments for Depression and Anxiety

Dr. Robin Mayfield Austin TX treats depression and anxiety with neurotransmitter testing and natural treatmentsNatural Treatments for Depression and Anxiety with Hormone and Neurotransmitter Testing are extremely effective. Don’t just mask the symptoms using prescriptions with intolerable side effects; instead, get back to enjoying life, naturally.

  • Are you experiencing anxiety for no apparent reason?
  • Do you feel almost constantly depressed and can’t seem to shake it off?
  • Do you feel like life is hopeless?
  • Do you feel helpless to change your world?
  • Do you not feel anything – indifferent or apathetic to your life?
  • Do you wake up anxious?

 

Dr. Robin Mayfield using natural treatments for anxiety in Austin TXAll of these conditions, while appearing to arise from our emotional selves, can also be attributed to a physiological imbalance in your body. Though the manifestations show up as emotional feelings, the problem might lie in the neurotransmitters of your brain itself, and especially the interaction with your hormones. And the good news is, this is easily fixed in most cases.


I have seen cases where someone couldn’t get through the day without crying over seemingly a small thing, having to go back to bed and avoid the world, and feel as though she could could barely function. These feelings had crept up on her after a previous year’s trauma. She sought psychotherapy, which was slowly helping, but not enough. Within a month of neurotransmitter and hormone treatment at my clinic, she stated “I feel like myself again! That’s it, I feel normal”. Her smile told me all I need to know.–Dr. Mayfield


Many psychological issues can be directly improved by treating a problem in your physical body.

For example:

Panic Attacks? …Adrenal Fatigue

ADD? …Adrenal Gland and Blood Sugar Regulation

Agoraphobia? …Adrenal Fatigue

Feeling like you are going crazy? …Female Hormones

Sugar and carb cravings you can’t control? ….Neurotransmitters and Adrenals

Fatigue, weight gain, apathy? …Thyroid

Random Depression? ….Neurotransmitters and Hormones

Anxiety for no reason? …Adrenal gland and Neurotransmitters

 

Evaluating and treating the hormonal and neurotransmitter components can be life-altering for those with mood disorders. For women and teens, and sometimes men in andropause (the time when men start losing testosterone), depression and anxiety may be connected to your hormones. Especially near childbirth or in perimenopausal years, dysfunctional hormone surges can create faux feelings of anxiety, panic, anger and despair.

While they feel quite real emotionally, in actuality it is a physiological imbalance. Once corrected, the “faux” feelings disappear. Anxiety-especially Panic Attacks- is a sure sign of adrenal fatigue. Managing your hormones is another essential element to stabilizing your good mood.

Neurotransmitter testing, for serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, PEA, Histamine, GABA and more is accompanied by specific, targeted natural treatment. Many patients incorporate these supplements instead of psychotropic drugs, or to help them get off of an existing medication with their prescribing doctor’s support.

DEPRESSION

Natural cure for depressionDepression is a medical condition that has both physical (biochemical) and emotional causes and consequences. This condition is not only characterized by feelings of low mood, loss of interest, worthlessness and guilt, but it can also include body aches, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping, weight fluctuations, or low libido. Depression can occur in many different severities ranging from mild sadness/loss of interest, to suicidal thoughts/actions but depression always has an underlying biochemical aspect. 

It is now understood that chronic inflammation is commonly found in depressed individuals. Chronic inflammation affects mood by altering brain chemicals and hormones. Root causes of inflammation (infections, allergies, or hypersensitivities) should be investigated as part of your healthcare practitioner’s standard depression evaluation. 
    

A New Scientific Approach to Depression

It is very common for people with depression to take antidepressant therapies recommended by their doctor.  Commonly prescribed medications for depression work by altering brain signaling via neurotransmitter modulation. Assessment of neurotransmitters involved in depression can be helpful in selecting the best class of medication, tracking the medication’s effects, and determining the success of the medication. 

Assessment of neurotransmitter levels can provide valuable information about the status of the nervous system and its interaction with other systems in the body. The immune system can be evaluated in a number of ways to identify the presence and cause of inflammation or other root causes of depression. Once the biochemical abnormalities contributing to the depression are identified, a personalized treatment approach can be undertaken. 

Symptoms of Depression

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies
  • Changes in appetite
  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, or digestive problems
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
  • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

 

ANXIETY

natural anxiety cureWhile anxiety is a symptom that everyone experiences at some point in their life, in some individuals it can be more than just occasional nervousness or stress. People with anxiety disorders often have symptoms that go beyond a simple response to stressful situations.  As such, anxiety disorders are characterized by constant worry or panic, avoidance of certain situations, and nightmares or flashbacks of a traumatic event. 

The first step in developing an appropriate treatment plan is to determine the cause of the symptoms.

It is now understood that chronic inflammation is commonly found in individuals with anxiety issues. Chronic inflammation affects mood by alternating brain chemistry and hormones. Root causes of inflammation (infections, allergies, or hypersensitivities) should be investigated as part of your healthcare practitioner’s standard evaluation. 

A New Scientific Approach to Anxiety

Anxiety disorders can vary greatly in severity and duration, and accordingly, a variety of treatment plans are available. Assessment of neurotransmitter levels can provide valuable information about the status of the nervous system and its interaction with other systems in the body. The immune system can be evaluated in a number of ways to identify the presence and cause of inflammation or other root causes of anxiety. Once the biochemical abnormalities contributing to anxiety are identified, a personalized treatment approach to depression can be undertaken. 

Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Worry and/or fear
  • Racing heart
  • Feelings of panic
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Avoiding social situations