The rate of depression is growing at an alarming rate.
But is our understanding of it growing at the same pace?
if you suffer from depression, you know how terrible it feels. You know how hard it is to function and get things done in your day-to-day life. You know how heartbreaking it is to lose your basic interest in life. You know what a strain it puts on your family.
And the statistics can often make us feel even worse:
- Depression affects more than 15 million U.S. adults
- One in ten Americans takes an anti-depressant medication
- Among women, it is one in four
- Depression is growing in all age groups, in virtually every community
- Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. among people 15-44
- It is predicted to be the 2nd most disabling condition in the world by 2020
- Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. for ages 15-24
Given all this, it’s hard to say conventional treatment for depression is working.
But even if you commit to conventional treatment – with one or more anti-depressants - you might not like the way they make you feel, or you may not like their common side effects.
You might be curious if there is anything else you can do, especially when you hear that based on the pharmaceutical industry’s own testing, anti-depressants fare little better than a placebo.
At The Depression Summit, you’ll learn –
- How imbalances in your gut might be contributing to your depression
- What dietary influences cause inflammation - and how that’s not good for mental health
- How using the right kind of light can dramatically improve how you feel
- Why you’re not simply a “medical diagnosis,” and how to acknowledge the parts of your heart and soul that might be calling out for help
- Why functional physicians might be “the new psychiatrists”
- How ancient healing arts like Ayurveda, Kundalini Yoga and Chinese Medicine create customized mind-body protocols that take into account your unique body type
- Why those suffering from depression should avoid sugar and gluten
And much, much more!
David Perlmutter, M.D.
How Eliminating Grains Alleviates Inflammation of the Gut and Improves Mental Health
A Whole-Body Approach to Depression
Alex Korb, PhD
The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse Depression
Neurofeedback for Depression:
Retrain Your Brain
Light Therapy: How Color and Light
Enhance Mood and Brain States
The Gut-Psychology Connection
Sugar Addiction and Its
Relationship to Depression
Dr. Tom O’Bryan
Can Gluten Affect Your Moods?
A Review of The Evidence
Hormonal Balancing, the Key to All Mood Disorders
Wisdom From Our Ancestors:
How Traditional Foods Support Robust Mental Health
Breaking the Cycle of Depression
With Relaxation and Hypnosis
Peter Breggin, M.D.
A Prescription For Love and Empathy:
How Therapy Helps a Person Heal
The Promise of EMDR:
Weakening Trauma-Based Neural Patterns
Kristin Walker, Ph.D.
Not Your Parent's Therapy:
How CBASP and Mindfulness-Based Therapies Are Changing Our Approach to Depression
Using the Ancient Technology of Kundalini Yoga Meditation for Healing Depression and Optimizing Mood and Vitality
The Chinese Tonic Herbs:
Henry Emmons, M.D.
The Ayurvedic Psychiatrist: Different Protocols for Different Body Types
Reckoning With The Facts of Existence: Creating Meaning During Difficult Times
Engaging Your Disowned Selves
to Release Blocked Energy
The Body Speaks Louder Than Words:
How Somatic Therapy Can Help You Release the Past
And just for registering for The Depression Summit, you will receive these FREE bonuses packed with valuable information you can use right away.
MEET YOUR HOST
Heather Juergensen from The Strong Woman is the host of The Depression Summit.
Juergensen is a health and wellness blogger and private health coach based in Los Angeles. A former actress, screenwriter and filmmaker, she is now CEO of The Strong Woman, a consultancy firm dedicated to greater patient education and awareness in both formal healthcare and day-to-day life. She advocates for smart lifestyle choices in areas like nutrition and stress management. Having suffered from depression for years, she is now passionate about educating people on simple holistic protocols that can alleviate the condition without a long-term dependence on pharmaceutical drugs.
You can find more of her philosophy and writing at www.thestrongwoman.net