Healing Depression: Integrated and Conventional Treatments

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Author: Dr. Peter B. Bongiorno ND,
Published: August 31, 2010
Publisher: CCNM Press
Number of pages: 400 pages
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Foreword by Dr. Julio Licinio MD, Preface by Dr. Michael T. Murray ND,

Product Description: Depressive disorders affect almost 10 per cent of the American adult population age 18 and older in a given year, and about 25 per cent of adults will have a major depression episode. In 2005, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that prescriptions for antidepressants had tripled during the past decade. Conventional allopathic medicine is clearly adept at prescribing medications for depression, but not well versed at addressing the causes of depression or preventing this disease.

Fortunately, naturopathic medicine has proven to be especially effective in doing do. Healing Depression is an authoritative guide for the naturopathic doctor and integrative practitioner, providing comprehensive information about the underlying factors that contribute to depression, how to diagnose the disease properly, and how to safely and effectively treat depression using natural medicines, while weaning patients from medications.

About the author

Dr Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, is a graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington and a licensed acupuncturist, who practices naturopathic medicine on Manhattan and Long Island. He has worked as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Neuroendocrinology lab and at the Yale University School of Medicine Veterans Hospital Affective Disorders Unit. He contributed to more than 40 chapters in the Textbook of Natural Medicine.