Are you part of the 19 percent of Americans who are affected by anxiety or depression? People often think they are anxious or depressed because of life events, but more times than not biochemical issues within the body are present before the external event. Imbalanced biochemistry, such as abnormal levels of estrogen or testosterone, problems with endocrine glands or under-active thyroid, affect a person’s view of life and their reactions to events. Food sensitivities, like gluten and dairy, are also an unrecognized factor in mood disorders.
in Overland Park, KS our functional physicians view each mood disorder as unique. While many clients do well with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), some studies suggest that these drugs lose effectiveness if used for more than one or two years and might also bring on such side effects as drowsiness, weight gain and more. At our office, we will help you develop a life program that will address your specific needs. We will help you get your body functioning normally with diet, exercise, and supplements for mood, so your anxiety and depression symptoms can go away on their own.