Any disturbance in behavior, emotion or cognition falls within the category of Mental Health. Recent evidence suggests that depression, anxiety, antisocial behavior, learning disorders, or schizophrenia can be caused by biochemical imbalances, toxins, allergies, food sensitivities, and other environmental factors.
Advances in nutritional therapy, orthomolecular medicine (vitamins and minerals), mind/body medicine (such as Core Synchronism and Eden Energy Medicine), environmental medicine, and other alternative therapies now offer solutions to preventing or improving such disturbances.
Here are some of the most common types of mental health conditions that we work with:
ADD / ADHD – Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can differ from person to person, but involve some combination of persistent hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. When activity levels are normal or low, it is usually referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Both conditions usually begin in childhood and often last into adulthood. The behaviors that are common with ADD/ADHD interfere with a child’s ability to function at school and at home. Adults with ADD/ADHD may have difficulty with time management, organizational skills, goal setting, and employment. They may also have problems with relationships, self-esteem, and addictions.
Anxiety - A sense of mild unease to intense fear, a feeling of impeding doom, and panic. it also refers to post-tramatic stress disorder, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. A panic attack is an acute anxiety episode that may be accompanied by tightness in the chest, hyperventilation, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, hot or cold flashes, sweating, or gastrointestinal upset.
Autism - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention, and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances.
Depression - Characterized by feelings of persistent sadness, fear, unhappiness, pessimism, hopelessness, worthlessness, or despair. Physiological symptoms may include change of appetite, constipation, sleepiness, or sleeplessness. Serious depression, if not treated can lead to suicidal thoughts and feelings and should be addressed with a skilled physician or counselor.
Dyslexia - There are different types of dyslexia and the severity of dyslexia can vary from mild to severe. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children. Caused by trauma or dysfunction in the left side of the brain, it is responsible for impairment in the brain’s ability to translate images received from the eyes and ears into understandable language. Dyslexia causes problems in reading comprehension, remembering or understanding what is heard, and/or finding proper words to express their thoughts.
Sleep Disorders - There are many factors that can contribute to sleep disorders, such as psychological (anxiety and stress), biochemical (neurotransmitter imbalances or the inappropriate use of medications), or medical (the physiological problems often associated with sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome). Other factors include daily living activities (poor diet, food allergies, lack of exercise), an accumulation of toxins in the body, biomechanical stress and imbalances, and hormonal imbalances.
Stress - Your fight-or-flight response is your body’s sympathetic nervous system’s automatic reaction to a stressor in your environment, based on past experiences and your belief system. When an end experience is negative, it is referred to as “stress.” Negative experiences (stress) are connected to negative feeling states (such as anger, despair, irritability, overwhelm, tension), low energy, mental-emotional exhaustion, and many other physiological disorders.