Mental Health describes a persons mental/psychological well-being. From a Holistic Health perspective, mental health also includes the ability of a person create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve a balance mentally. Mental Health is defined by the World Health Organization as a state of well being in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with life's stresses, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to their community. Some common mental health issues include: Depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress management, addictions.
Depression is a state of mental health that consists of a low mood and general aversion to any activity, with a negative effect on a person's thoughts, and overall behavior. Depressed symptoms include feeling sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, guilty and/or worthless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, have problems concentrating, and may contemplate or or house thoughts of suicide in the most dramatic cases. Depression may be caused by life events, medical treatments, non-psychiatric illnesses and/or psychiatric syndromes. Treatments include Lifestyle Counseling which could help remedy any life events that might have cause depression, and would allow Dr. Hunt to find any changes in your lifestyle that could alleviate your depression. Contact Dr. Hunt an use your FREE Consultation to find out more about any possible treatments to cure your depression.
Anxiety is a psychological state characterized by a displeasing feeling of fear and concern. It is a dreaded feeling about something, usually an event, which appears intimidating to you and can overcome you emotionally. Anxiety is considered to be a normal condition, but if anxiety becomes overwhelming to the point where the individual cannot overcome the stressor, it can be classified as an anxiety disorder. Alternative Health Treatment include Lifestyle Counseling and Botanical medicine. Both have been shown to have a positive effect on anxiety. Find out more by contacting Dr. Hunt.
Insomnia, commonly known as sleeplessness, is the inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired. Insomnia is usually thought as a both a sign and a symptom that occurs in tandem with medical or psychiatric disorders. It is common characterized by a persistent difficulty in falling asleep, poor sleep quality, and in staying asleep for a desired amount of time. Insomnia can lead to memory problems, depression, irritability, and automobile related accidents. Treatments for Insomnia include Homeopathy, Herbal/Botanical medicine and Lifestyle Counseling. Contact Dr. Hunt to find out which treatment or treatments can be tailored to YOUR specific needs!
Stress management refers to a wide variety of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at regulating a person's anxiety and stress to achieve a better level of mental health. Stress is very common in everyday life, and can cause depression and mental health decline. There are many stress management techniques, some of which include: lifestyle counseling and botanical medicine. If you wish to find out more, use our FREE Consultation with our expert naturopath doctor, Dr. Angela Hunt!
Addictions are a common occurrence, and can be treated via alternative medicine. Addictions occur when there is a dependency on a mood altering substance despite consciously wanting to stop. Addictions include: alcohol abuse, drug abuse and gambling. Addictions are characterized by impaired control over substance consumption and preoccupation with said substance without regard to consequences. Treatments include: Lifestyle Counseling and Herbal/Botanical Medicine.