What Causes Depression?
The professionals at The Sanctuary at Sedona understand that depression can consume a life. It depletes your mental, emotional and physical energy; fills you with painful thoughts and feelings, and appears so inescapable at times that you wonder if life is even worth living. Depression can last for years or decades with seemingly no hope of change. Depression is often attributed to a chemical imbalance in the brain. This is old science. New cutting edge scientific evidence proves depression is a symptom that results in a chemical imbalance in the brain. What causes depression is unresolved trauma and/or physical imbalances such as inflammation of the gut.
While medication can be helpful as a short-term intervention, it has unfortunately become a lifestyle for many. It is now estimated, for example, that 1-in-10 Americans take an anti-depressant. You are certainly not alone if you have heard the phrase, “You will be on medication for the rest of your life.” The problem, however, is that all medication has side effects and one must weigh the costs vs. the benefits of any medication taken. Also, the chronic use of medication for depression suggests that there is something wrong with the brain and the brain cannot come into balance on its own. Medication alone does not resolve the underlying causes of depression for everyone and that’s why our alternative treatment center for depression is here to help.