Introduction to Mental Health Treatments
Perhaps more than any of my other treatments, my heart and soul rest in my mental health work.
For much of my adult life, I struggled with clinical depression. It stole days, weeks, years from me as I worked with my doctors to find a sustainable solution. It was largely this struggle that led me to naturopathy so many years ago. I’d tried every combination of medication and therapy, and found some relief – but it was not long lasting, and it came at a price. Between the side effects of the medication and the regular relapses into depression, I was at the end of my rope and my doctors were out of ideas.
So I began to research alternative and complementary therapies for depression, and found many options my doctors had never told me about. I passed whole days in the library, reading study after study in peer reviewed medical journals, and making extensive notes on everything I read. The more fantastic results I saw in double blind placebo controlled research experiments, the more invigorated my studies became.
After I was satisfied that I’d read essentially everything on the subject, I began to experiment with various alternative therapies, nutritional supplements and herbal medicines, using myself as a test subject. And, little by little, I honed a combination of natural therapies, supplements and low-dose anti-depressants that beat back my depression entirely.
After that, naturopathy became more and more interesting to me. Eventually I realized that I wanted to spend the rest of my life helping others find good health and success – to help them find the natural remedies hidden in plain sight. And the rest is history.
I don’t say that I am “cured”; treating major depression, like other chronic illnesses, is a life-long undertaking. But I have been symptom-free for a long time now. I feel great. I feel energetic. I feel strong and empowered. People I meet now have a hard time believing I could ever have a bad day, much less be clinically depressed.
So when you contact me about treating a mental health problem, you will be met with a deep understanding and compassion. I’ve found that many patients are ashamed or embarrassed – please, don’t be. I know how you feel. I’ve been there. You can trust me. Please, don’t put it off for another day. You deserve to feel better now.
Click on the links in the sidebar to your right for more information about mental health.
Best wishes, and I sincerely look forward to hearing from you.
–George Parker, N.D.
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