Natural Remedies for Depression by Will Van Derveer, MD

Did you know that depression is already the leading cause of disability worldwide?

That’s a huge statement. And that’s from 2011. According to the World Health Organization, it’s predicted that by 2030, depression will be the leading cause of Global Burden of Disease.

Let’s watch this video together with Dr. Will Van Derveer as he talks about the Natural Remedies for Depression.

FULL TRANSCRIPT:

Depression is already the leading cause of disability worldwide. That’s a huge statement. And that’s from 2011. And it’s predicted that by 2030 depression will be the leading cause of Global Burden of Disease. According to the World Health Organization, this is a big deal. chronic depression is a significant problem. About 10% of women in the United States experienced depression and 30% of men have suffered from a significant period of depression in their lifetime, got 300 million people worldwide with depression and one third of them are considered to be in trauma. resistances was a headline from Time magazine in August of 2017, an article on the advent of ketamine treatment for depression.

High rates of side effects from conventional and a depressant so more than 60% of people on SSRIs have sexual side effects. This is well known. If you’re a prescriber of psychiatric medications, you’re watching this, you know that this is troubling, as people get less depressed, they tend to feel better and want to be more sexually active and enjoy sexuality, which is an important part of health, of course. So this becomes a problem. And then there are other side effects as well.

In IPI, we teach that the degree of wellness is defined by optimization in these three different areas. So the mind, lifestyle and body. And of course, it’s a dynamic balance. So, you know, a person could have quite a bit of health in their mind and have a terrible diet, for example. Or they could have optimal exercise and optimal diet, but have a tremendous amount of negative thinking or unresolved trauma in their mind.

We’ve covered nutraceuticals for the most part in this talk, the basics toolkit that is and then of course, mindfulness and compassion practices can be very effective for depression. HRV stands for heart rate variability, training, using biofeedback is what I’m talking about their exercise programs, obviously very important in relapse prevention, and gut protocols. Again, a really fun area to explore terms of gut brain connection, perimenopause. Well, progesterone and estrogen can be very important causes of the changing landscape. Around pinyon. menopause and menopause can be a big root cause of depression for women.