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Functional Medicine® Assessment

🔴 Notice: As part of our Acute Injury Treatment Practice, we now offer Functional Medicine Integrative Assessments and Treatments within our clinical scope for chronic degenerative disorders.  We first evaluate personal history, current nutrition, activity behaviors, toxic exposures, psychological and emotional factors, in tandem genetics.  We then can offer Functional Medicine Treatments in conjunction with our modern protocols.  Learn More

Functional Medicine Explained

Depression

Depression: A (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how an individual feels, thinks, and how the handle daily activities, i.e. sleeping, eating and working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood.
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimistic.
  • Irritability.
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness.
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities.
  • Decreased energy or fatigue.
  • Moving or talking slowly.
  • Feeling restless & having trouble sitting still.
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening & oversleeping.
  • Appetite & weight changes.
  • Thoughts of death or suicide & or suicide attempts.
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease with treatment.

Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some experience only a few symptoms while others may experience several. Several persistent symptoms in addition to low mood are required for a diagnosis of major depression. The severity and frequency of symptoms along with the duration will vary depending on the individual and their particular illness. Symptoms can also vary depending on the stage of the illness. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900

DNA Mind: Mood Regulation

As we know, some individuals have a harder time regulating their mood and emotions than others do. This is highly… Read More

July 21, 2020

Depression: Integrative Approaches

Depression is a natural response of the body and brain when there are biochemical imbalances occurring. These imbalances can involve… Read More

June 2, 2020

Depression: A Holistic View

Depression is fairly common, in fact 11% of Americans are currently on an antidepressant. Antidepressants are the third most commonly… Read More

May 14, 2020

Functional Neurology: Metabolic Syndrome and Mental Health Issues

Heart disease is one of the most common health issues associated with metabolic syndrome. People with metabolic syndrome can have… Read More

January 28, 2020

Functional Neurology: What You Need to Know About Obesity and Depression

Doctors understand that people with depression can experience weight gain and over time, it may eventually lead to obesity if… Read More

January 23, 2020

The Role of Biomarkers for Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the United States. Current research suggests that depression results… Read More

August 2, 2018

The Connection Between Inflammation and Depression

One standard hypothesis of depression is that individuals who are depressed have a lack in monoamine receptors within the body,… Read More

July 9, 2018

Biochemistry Of Pain

Biochemistry of Pain: All pain syndromes have an inflammation profile. An inflammatory profile can vary from person to person and can… Read More

July 3, 2018

Pain Anxiety Depression In El Paso, TX.

Pain Anxiety Depression Everyone has experienced pain, however, there are those with depression, anxiety, or both. Combine this with pain and… Read More

June 28, 2018

Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood

Dr. Jimenez presents commentary on obesity and newly reported childhood depression link. FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As… Read More

May 24, 2017

Yoga and Meditation Can Help Beat Depression

The calming poses and meditation of yoga may be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to beating depression,… Read More

April 28, 2017

Exercise May Protect Kids From Depression Later in Life

New research has found more evidence to suggest a positive link between exercise and depression, this time finding that children… Read More

April 10, 2017

Depression Linked To Back Pain

Living with chronic back or neck pain can lead to depression, feelings of worry, nervousness, hopelessness, as well as other… Read More

April 5, 2017

Yoga May Ease Tough Depression

The calming poses and meditation of yoga may be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to beating depression,… Read More

March 29, 2017

Yoga Beats Drugs for Depression: Study

The practice of yoga coupled with deep breathing eased the symptoms of individuals suffering from depression without the use of… Read More

March 24, 2017

Depression: A Common Fibromyalgia Symptom

Many people who battle fibromyalgia symptoms also deal with depression. Discover five fibromyalgia therapy strategies that may help relieve depression.… Read More

October 5, 2016

Coping with Neuropathy Pain, Anxiety, & Depression

Dr Scott Berman MD & Neuropathy Patient discusses the strong overlap between Neuropathy pain, anxiety and depression Pain & depression… Read More

May 11, 2016

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