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Healing Depression

Naturopathic and Conventional Treatments



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Healing Depression: Naturopathic and Conventional Treatments by Dr Peter Bongiorno
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Depressive disorders affect approximately 18.8 million American adults or about 9.5% of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year, and about 25% of adults will have a major depression episode. It is projected that depression will be the second largest killer after heart disease by 2020. Depression results in more absenteeism than almost any other physical disorder and costs employers more than $51 billion per year in absenteeism and lost productivity, not including high medical and pharmaceutical bills. Given this clear need for better treatment options, there is plenty of opportunity for the natural medicine community to help. Healing Depression is an authoritative guide for the naturopathic doctor and integrative practitioner who needs a comprehensive overview of this condition from cause to cure, prevention to treatment.. Healing Depression is a valuable resource providing comprehensive information about the underlying factors that contribute to depression, how to properly diagnose the disease, and how to safely and effectively treat using natural medicines. In 2005, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at 2.4 billion drugs prescribed at doctor and hospital visits to learn 118 million were antidepressants, with adult use of these drugs almost tripling between the periods of 1988-1994 and 1999-2000. Conventional allopathic medicine is clearly adept with prescribing medications for depression, but not well versed with helping each patient learn which underlying factors contribute to their illness. Healing Depression will help healthcare practitioners and patients fully explore a multitude of contributing factors in order to help create an individualizedplan aimed at removing the obstacles to cure and healing the body and mind so that a saf
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine Press
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