You are not alone if you suffer from depression. In Canada, 1 in 4 Canadians suffers from depression in their lifetime. Symptoms of depression include low mood, lack of motivation or interest, poor concentration, impaired sleep and appetite patterns, hopelessness, guilt, and withdrawal from loves ones are accompanied by impairment in academic, social, and academic tasks. Depression is a mental health condition that affects how a person perceives and feels about herself and those around her. Examples include Major Depressive Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Additionally, Bipolar Disorders, post-stroke or traumatic brain injury states carry a significant element of depression that needs to be treated.
A mood problem was reported by more than 3 million Canadians over the age of 18 at some point in their lives. Particularly among younger generations, this number is still rising due to a number of environmental factors such as the economy, poor nutrition, increasing chronic diseases (examples: diabetes, heart disease, and cognitive decline), and finally, the pandemic. According to the Mayo Clinic, someone with a mood illness has a general emotional state that is skewed or discordant with the situation and impairs their ability to carry out daily tasks, socialize or perform academically. A depressive disorder is a mental health condition formerly known as a mood disorder that affects how a person perceives and feels about themselves and those around them. Major Depressive Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Dysthymia (a chronic form of depression), and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder are a few examples of mood disorders. Additionally, Bipolar Disorders, post-stroke or traumatic brain injury states carry a significant element of depression that needs to be treated.
Depression and other mood disorders are detrimental to a person’s mental, physical, and emotional health. A person may suffer unnecessarily if untreated, and they may also hurt other people or themselves. At the first sign of symptoms, it’s critical that a person receives an accurate diagnosis and support. A thorough strategy that modifies a person’s way of experiencing, thinking, and dealing with their depression can provide proven, efficient treatment. Think about these treatments at Elumind:
– TMS or rTMS (repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation): A Health Canada-approved, non-invasive, gentle stimulation procedure that sends repeated magnetic energy pulses to particular parts of the brain involved in depression, thereby getting rid of the depressive symptoms.
– Counseling or Psychotherapy (such as CBT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy): The therapist or counselor explores the thoughts and feelings of a person with depression and helps them replace dysfunctional ones with feelings and thoughts that are empowering.
– Mental Health Nutrition/Functional Medicine: With the help of nutrition and functional medicine, the chemicals in the brain (called neurotransmitters) involved in depression can be modified to relieve the symptoms of depression.
– Neurofeedback: This treatment trains the brainwave frequencies and allows the person to find the optimal brain pathways away from symptoms of depression.