Supplements for Depression Edmond OK

Like most psychiatrists would, Cass asked Jones how she was feeling. But that was just the beginning. Jones soon found herself detailing what she ate for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in between. She was asked to describe her energy and mood swings throughout the day, her sleep patterns, and any worrisome symptom she could think of.

Ms. Rebecca Stanford
Rebecca Elizabeth Stanford, LCSW
(405) 286-6020
6520 North Western Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, In
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Chad McKnight
Chad McKnight, LCSW
(405) 604-0657
4200 Perimeter Center Suite 245
Oklahoma City, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Bruce Lochner
(405) 455-8042
University of Central Oklahoma100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Tech University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Micah Perkins
(405) 367-0823
Perkins Counseling1300 East Ninth Street
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Cameron University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Donna K O'keefe
(405) 428-3937
1601 SOUTH STATE STREET, SUITE 200
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY DOMINGUEZ HILLS
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Gary A. Rouse
(405) 842-8828
6701 N Broadway, Ste 220
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Psychopharmacology
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 1994-08-31

Data Provided by:
Ms. Phyllis Nunoo-Williams
Phyllis Nunoo-Williams, MSW, LCSW
(405) 741-1591
7901 N.E. 10th Street, Suite B202
Midwesr City, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Michael D Swafford
(405) 844-7793
Michael D Swafford, PsyD, PC105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Accountable Health Plan

Ms. Leah Danley
(405) 455-8226
3233 E Memorial Rd
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Central Oklahoma
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Health Choice

Mark W. Gorman
(405) 455-8215
Gorman Counseling Services.3233 East Memorial Rd.
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Central Oklahoma
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: ChoiceCare

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Brain Food: The Natural Cure for Depression

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By Karin Evans

By the time she turned 44, Rebecca Jones∗ felt like she was falling apart. “Some times I was plagued by a crushing fatigue, I was moody, and just moving through my day was a major chore,” she says. “I wasn’t sleeping well, had lots of headaches and a sluggish libido, and my memory was often foggy.” Jones chalked up some of her woes to perimenopause, so she followed some of the standard advice for that, like cutting out caffeine, for instance. But she still felt wobbly and low.

A clinical psychologist by profession, Jones recognized that some of her symptoms pointed to depression. She figured she needed some serious attention, so she made an appointment with Los Angeles psychiatrist Hyla Cass.

Like most psychiatrists would, Cass asked Jones how she was feeling. But that was just the beginning. Jones soon found herself detailing what she ate for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in between. She was asked to describe her energy and mood swings throughout the day, her sleep patterns, and any worrisome symptom she could think of.

Cass sent Jones for a battery of tests—blood tests that went far beyond the usual screenings—to look for anemia, blood sugar levels, and thyroid function, factors widely believed to contribute to depression. Cass also tested Jones for candida and checked her chromium, magnesium, and estrogen levels, as well as her adrenal function and her risk for toxic overload, among other things.

After analyzing the results, Cass opted not to recommend antidepressants. Instead, she told Jones to start taking supplements, including chromium, which evens out blood sugar levels, and magnesium, vital for brainpower. She gave her a specific supplement for candida, plus a menopause support formula, and another remedy to help restore adrenal function.

“Within the first week of following her program, I felt much better,” says Jones. After three weeks she went back for more tests, and Cass prescribed additional supplements. “It’s still unbelievable to me,” says Jones, “but after six weeks, my mood swings and anxiety disappeared completely.” These days, she continues to take supplements to control her depression and boost her energy, and has yet to take a single antidepressant.

For those accustomed to the notion that therapy means talking through problems and getting a prescription for antidepressants, this may seem an unusual approach. But Cass, an expert in nutritional medicine and an assistant clinical professor at UCLA, long ago became convinced that no form of psychotherapy can be fully effective if the brain isn’t functioning properly. And to do that the brain needs optimal nourishment, something she says is increasingly hard to come by in the typical American diet. “Depressed, tired, overweight women are often told they need Prozac,” Cass says, “when in fact all they really need to get their brains and bodies on track is a steady supply of real food.”

She recommends that her patients drink lots of water a...

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