Functional Medicine focuses on the gut-brain connection to relieve depression
Feeling depressed? You're not alone. Around 17.3 million Americans suffer from depression which can lead to feeling hopeless, sad, empty, or disinterested in things you once enjoyed. And this number is likely to increase significantly with the Covid-19 pandemic. If you're among them, you may be worried about what taking anti-depressants will do to your body. Fortunately, there are a number of alternative treatments for both anxiety and depression that Functional Medicine can help resolve by treating you as a whole rather than managing your symptoms.
Disclaimer: This article does not suggest people on SSRIs or other anti-depressants to stop taking their medication. Functional medicine can help patients either to: