Supplements for Depression Mandeville LA

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.

Mrs. Julie Shreve
PRIVATE PRACTICE in Mariner's Office Complex at exit of Causeway Bridge
(985) 237-8385
408-I Mariner's Plaza (corner office by 700 bldg.) Office is right off Monr
Mandeville, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW in LA & MS
Licensed in Louisiana
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Developm
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Sarah Moran
Sarah B. Moran, LCSW, LMFT
(985) 626-8100
620 Live Oak Street
Mandeville, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Louisiana
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Holmes Harrison
Holmes K. Harrison
(985) 847-0798
321 N Vermont
Covington, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Kristen Unkauf
(985) 236-9901
222 North Vermont St.
Covington, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Catherine Austin
(985) 259-8230
600 North Hwy. 190
Covington, LA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Divorce, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Leslie Stanley
Leslie J. Stanley, LCSW
(504) 812-3042
608 Lafitte Street
Mandeville, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Kelli Churchill
Kelli C. Churchill, LLC
(985) 630-8350
Fairway Office Park, 5001 Highway 190, Suite B-1
Mandeville, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Spiritual/Religious Concerns,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Maria Klette-Ketchum
(985) 492-0998
200 Mariners Plaza
Mandeville, LA
Specialties
Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Tulane
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Carol Miles
(985) 893-1248
110 E. 7th Avenue
Covington, LA
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Depression, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: LSU
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Amy Simmons
(985) 306-9880
Amy Simmons, LCSW119 Village St.
Slidell, LA
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Tulane University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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