Alternative Treatments for Depression Sacramento 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.

Michael R. Erickson
(916) 565-1500
10 Fullerton Ct, Ste 103
Sacramento, CA
Services
Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Oregon
Credentialed Since: 1977-05-19

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Georgia B. Bland
(916) 525-6019
Kaiser Permanente Dept. of Psychiatry
Sacramento, CA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: St. Louis University
Credentialed Since: 1992-07-02

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Dr. Marilynn Irvine
Marilynn S. Irvine, Ph.D.
(916) 962-0218
4112 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., MFT
Licensed in California
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Il
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight, College Stude
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Donna Louise Sachs
(530) 400-6379
1712 Picasso Avenue
Davis, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Michigan
Credentialed Since: 1978-08-28

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Blanca Izquierdo - Spanish Speaking
(916) 259-3939
2110 K Street
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Domestic Abuse
Qualification
School: UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

India Fleming
(916) 681-1600
MHS Family Practice Res Meth Hosp
Sacramento, CA
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Maryland - College Park
Credentialed Since: 1992-08-14

Data Provided by:
Genevieve Reilley
(916) 962-2978
P.O. Box 0183
Fair Oaks, CA
Services
Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Clinical Neuropsychological Intervention
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Nevada - Reno
Credentialed Since: 1985-08-20

Data Provided by:
Emil R. Rodolfa
(530) 752-0871
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Texas A&M University
Credentialed Since: 1984-08-31

Data Provided by:
Julia D. Lucas
(916) 813-8844
2412 Professional Drive
Roseville, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: George Washington University
Credentialed Since: 1979-07-09

Data Provided by:
Dr. Dale Blunden
(916) 448-8481
2617 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of California, Davis
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$140+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

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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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