Depression is debilitating. Rates of depression are on the rise, but no matter how hopeless your child feels, with the right information, you can help your child reverse the spiral of depression and live an amazing, happy life. The key is having a healthy brain that supports a happy mood.
With specialized brain chemistry testing and targeted brain support, kids and teens struggling with depression can have dramatically improved mood, social engagement, and mental energy.
There are many factors that contribute to depression, however imbalanced brain chemistry and less than optimal brain health is a much bigger factor in depression than most people realize.
If someone you love is suffering from depression, set up an appointment with a practitioner at MindWhale. We can assess your situation and make a road map for improved brain health and a happier life.
Biochemical Causes of Depression
Depression involves suboptimal brain health and/or function, and often occurs together with anxiety and insomnia or hypersomnia.
Medical scientists have identified clear associations between brain chemistry and depression, including the following and many more:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Poor methylation status
- Chronic, mild (and undetected) infections
- Improper omega–3/omega–6 fatty acid levels or ratio
- Zinc and other mineral deficiencies
- Toxin exposure such as lead, mercury, and/or arsenic
- Dopamine/Norepinephrine/Serotonin/GABA/histamine/glutamate imbalance
- Food Sensitivities
- Gut flora imbalances
- Brain and body inflammation
- Poor diet or exercise
- Other nutrient deficiencies
- and more
All of the above imbalances can be tested and addressed for improved brain function leading to better mood, happiness, and mental energy. Contact us today for an assessment.
How We Assess and Help Kids and Teens with Depression
At MindWhale, we test for imbalances that affect the brain’s ability to create neurotransitters for positive mood. Through specialized testing, we look for nutrient imbalances, genetics, silent inflammation, and other factors that interfere with normal brain and neurotransmitter function. Then we develop a plan to address these imbalances for improved happiness and satisfaction.
After identifying any hidden causes of brain inflammation and/or nutrient imbalances, we improve brain health with supplements and nutrition education so you can have a happy, healthy, functional brain.
The result is greater happiness and productivity and a happier, more fulfilling life for your child.
We don’t diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, including depression. We help your brain get healthy so it can heal itself.