As a holistic practice, the New York Center for Integrative Medicine would not be doing its job if we just focused on systemic health and the well-being of the physical body. Led by accomplished naturopathic and functional medicine doctor Dr. Robert Kachko, our center in Manhattan and Stamford, CT knows that physical health is just one part of the complex whole that contributes to an overall state of health and wellness. Depression, anxiety, and other mental and emotional conditions can negatively affect the health of our entire “system.” Physical illnesses, too, may have a tremendous negative effect on our mood. Treatment must start by understanding the true nature of your depression, at its sources, due to the many linkages between mind and body.
Clinical depression, or major depressive disorder, is characterized by several symptoms that persist for at least two weeks. These symptoms include:
The severe nature of depression demands prompt and appropriate care. This condition can affect every aspect of our lives and is associated with substance abuse, diabetes, heart disease, relationship problems, poor academic and work performance, physical pain, social isolation, and suicide completion.
As with all conditions and patient engagements, we consider and assess the whole person. Dr. Kachko starts by thoroughly reviewing your medical history. He further conducts an extensive evaluation, which may begin with comprehensive bloodwork. Due to our onsite capabilities, we can order additional tests to get to the bottom of your distress and associated conditions and factors.
It is essential to understand that depression and other mental conditions are often the sum of many factors. These include hormonal imbalances, your unique brain chemistry and biology, unresolved trauma, and poorly-managed stress. Individuals also risk developing major depressive disorder with chronic systemic conditions and pain. Some medications used to treat these conditions can also contribute to the development of depression.
We get to know what the “whole you” needs. Depending on what these assessments tell us, you may benefit from a precision blend of nutraceuticals, botanicals, nutritional therapy, and prescription medicines. We support mind-body wellness with time-tested treatments not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, counseling, and acupuncture. In fact, we have licensed acupuncturists on our team!
You deserve to feel and “be” your best self and lead your most fulfilling and rewarding life. If you are interested in more information about our whole-body approach to depression treatment, request an appointment at the New York Center for Integrative Medicine. Our Manhattan, New York office can be reached at (917) 477-3538 or contact us via this website.
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