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Alternative Treatments for Depression Bakersfield CA

The brain's chemical composition can be disturbed and badly damaged by traumatic events, low self esteem, a long illness or even hormonal changes. It is interesting to look at Chinese medicine in this regard because they actually do not have a word for depression. Chinese herbs will be aimed at restoring balance in the mind and consequently in the body.

Kathe D. Lundgren
3805 Union Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Northern Colorado
Credentialed Since: 1980-01-02

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Dr. Carol J Hendrix
(661) 247-0094
2025 Westwind Drive
Bakersfield, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Georgia
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Erin Mc Nally
(661) 333-7570
2116 24th Street
Bakersfield, CA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Anthem BC SISC lll

Mr. Jeff Stambook
(661) 263-4041
5000 California
Bakersfield, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Family Conflict, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University Bakersfield
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mr. Rudy Hernandez
Rudy Hernandez LCSW
Bakersfield, CA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: California State University, Bakersfield
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

William C. Prince
(323) 804-5844
4900 California Ave Tower B
Bakersfield, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - San Diego
Credentialed Since: 2009-08-20

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Mrs. Edith Kathleen Cisneros
(661) 268-6348
1326 H St
Bakersfield, CA
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Cal State Bakersfield
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Mrs. Edith Kathleen Cisneros
(661) 268-6348
841 Mohawk Street
Bakersfield, CA
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Cal State Bakersfield
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Ms. Rose M. Lester
(661) 903-8559 x2
1626 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Relationship Issues, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Bensinger Dupont EAP

Mr. Daniel Burke
(661) 213-9873
841 Mohawk Street
Bakersfield, CA
Specialties
Couples, Parenting, Depression
Qualification
School: CSUB
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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Alternative Treatments for Depression

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Alternative Treatments For Depression - The Latest Trends In Treatment

Author: Robert William Locke

The conventional depression medicines such as Elavin and Tofranil come with a whole host of warnings and long term health risks. We now know that depression is caused by a malfunctioning of certain chemicals in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine. These have a decisive effect on our thoughts, moods and desire for action and will affect our sleep patterns too if everything is not working like clockwork. It is high time that alternative treatments for depression were taken more seriously by the medical profession and caregivers in general.

The brain's chemical composition can be disturbed and badly damaged by traumatic events, low self esteem, a long illness or even hormonal changes. It is interesting to look at Chinese medicine in this regard because they actually do not have a word for depression. Chinese herbs will be aimed at restoring balance in the mind and consequently in the body. Many people who have gone to Chinese herbal practitioners have had good results.

Diet is often neglected in looking at alternative treatments for depression and it is difficult to see why. Anything we eat or drink will have a profound effect on our brains. Food feeds the brain too, not just the body! A study carried out a few years ago found that fish oils or omega 3 fatty acids (also know as EFAs) when given to people suffering from anxiety and depression had a 50% improvement rate in depression symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and low libido. These Omega 3 acids are found in fish such as tuna and salmon and also in walnuts and flax seeds.

Any food which contains the Vitamins B group (especially Vitamins B6 and B1) can stop the mood swings which often occur after intake of sugar. The best source of Vitamin B is whole grain oats. Protein can also help in balancing your sugar act. The protein you need is found in white lean meat such as chicken and turkey. Carbohydrate and protein taken together can also help in stabilizing your mood. Certainly diet and Chines herbs cannot be complete depression alternatives but they can go a long way in restoring good mood.

Herbal remedies are now regarded with great respect as one of the best alternative treatments for depression. Kava is not only a sort of natural painkiller (great for rheumatism and arthritis) but has had great results in treating depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.

Why not take some of the guesswork out of depression alternatives by having a long hard look at a herbal remedy as one of the alternative treatments for depression. This, coupled with a few dietary suggestions as mentioned above could change your life and restore your mind to a balanced state which will help you to overcome the feelings of helplessness and lethargy and give you renewed energy to overcome depression.

About the Author:

Want to try a natural remedy for depression ? Robert Locke has written extensively on Mental Health for many years

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