Natural Treatments for Mood Disorders Durant OK

To identify and eliminate common underlying causes of mental illness, such as environmental toxins, medications, diseases, low or imbalanced hormones, food allergies, parasites, and candida yeast.

Center for Psychological Development
(580) 920-2069
142 W Main St
Durant, OK
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Mental Health & Substance Abuse Centers of Southern Oklahoma
(580) 924-7330
1001 W Main St
Durant, OK
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Vivian Alice Collins
(903) 463-3046
Vivian A. Collins PhD PC
DENISON, TX
Services
Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Psychological Assessment, Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of North Texas
Credentialed Since: 2002-04-26

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Kimberly Donovan
(580) 745-2312
Durant, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Daniel Weigel
(580) 745-2632
Durant, OK
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Providence of Oklahoma
(580) 924-6363
134 N 12th Ave
Durant, OK
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Cactus Robin McGirk
(903) 465-1711
P.O. Box 484
Denison, TX
Services
Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Texas A&M University - Commerce
Credentialed Since: 1986-09-15

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Joshua Swearingen
(580) 920-2069
Durant, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dwayne Scott Hensley
Durant, OK
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tanya Magness
(580) 924-7330
Durant, OK
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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Ending Mood Disorders Without Drugs

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By Gracelyn Guyol

Over the past 50 years, psychiatric drugs have become the major tools for treating mental illness. The first tranquilizers, introduced in 1952, have been followed nearly every decade since by a new class of drugs, the latest being antidepressants. While drugs were a godsend compared to the standard (and now seemingly barbaric) therapies of the 1930s—induced insulin coma, electroshock, and lobotomy—their shortcomings and dangers have become increasingly clear.

Fifty percent of depressed and bipolar patients experience no improvement with antidepressants. Of those who find relief, half go off their “meds” because of the unbearable side effects: Psychiatric drugs often cause a 30- to 60-pound weight gain, 58 percent report some level of sexual dysfunction, 40 percent develop tics or muscle spasms from major tranquilizers, and significant numbers report increased agitation, depression, mania, or suicidal urges. Other unadvertised, potential dangers include increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, invasive ovarian cancer, and lung and bladder cancers; doubled risk of heart attack; elevated risk for developing Type 2 diabetes; and, in children, increased mania, suicide, and stunted or delayed growth.

And yet in the face of this prescription onslaught, mounting evidence indicates that depression, bipolar, and other mood disorders are caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. While there’s not much anyone can do to alter the genes they’ve inherited, holistic approaches to the other two factors can lead to safer ways of managing these conditions.

Rule out Underlying Causes Finding relief from the symptoms associated with mood disorders is a process that starts with addressing various physical issues. The biggest step many of us can take toward mental health involves getting our bodies into the best shape possible. This requires skilled sleuthing by the patient and experienced practitioners. The goal? To identify and eliminate common underlying causes of mental illness, such as environmental toxins, medications, diseases, low or imbalanced hormones, food allergies, parasites, and candida yeast.

∗ Get a complete physical, and ask your healthcare provider to review all your prescriptions and any illnesses you may have for mood disorder side effects. Order some or all of the tests below, using the knowledge of your history and symptoms to gauge which of them will most likely identify potential culprits.

∗ Make sure you’re taking the basics. These include high potency vitamin, mineral, and amino acid supplements (see below) and fish oils to ensure the brain has adequate supplies of the raw materials it needs to function properly and override genetic errors or digestive flaws.

∗ Avoid unhealthy foods and lifestyle choices. Start by eliminating the “bad” fats. Fried foods, hydrogenated oils, and trans fats clog up the body’s intricate systems and contribute to systemic inflam...

Author: Gracelyn Guyol

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