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Alternative Treatments for Depression Redding 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.

Marilyn J. Wooley
(530) 244-9977
2469 Old Eureka Way
Redding, CA
Services
Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Family Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Arizona
Credentialed Since: 1990-08-27

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Mr. Stephen Weathersbee
(530) 419-6115
1648 East Street
Redding, CA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: National University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mark D. Hassan
(626) 458-5444
1961 Huntington Dr.
Alhambra, CA
Services
Psychoanalysis, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 1980-11-02

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Kate Beiler
(626) 844-0014
131 N. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Biola University
Credentialed Since: 1997-03-31

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Ms. Shira Gallagher
Private Practice
(510) 594-4008
2001 Blake St.
Berkeley, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationshi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Michael Kuiper
(209) 232-1027
1640 Tehama Street, Suite C
Redding, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Center for Psychological Studies
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Susan Epstein
(818) 981-1384
4419 Van Nuys Blvd.202
Sherman Oaks, CA
Credentials
Credentials: MA, MFT
Licensed in California
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Disorders, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Lori Karny
(310) 273-0255
9107 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interperson
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Barbara A. Cadow
(310) 824-3500
10921 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Couples Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Florida State University
Credentialed Since: 1982-10-29

Data Provided by:
Barbara L. Sprayregen
(714) 375-1045
16052 Beach Blvd. ste. 212
Huntington Beach, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Antioch University New England
Credentialed Since: 1995-04-24

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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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