Mental Health

Fairfield Family Health

Integrative Medicine Clinic & Lyme Disease Specialists located in Fairfield, CT

Mental health issues like anxiety and depression arise from a wide array of issues that each need gentle care. The naturopathic doctors at Fairfield Family Health specialize in identifying and treating every underlying problem so that your mental health symptoms are relieved while your mind and body regain balance and wellness. To receive holistic and natural care for anxiety and depression, call the office in Fairfield, Connecticut, or book an appointment online.

Mental Health Q & A

When should I seek help for depression?

Everyone feels blue every now and then, so people often believe that all types of depression will eventually go away, just like a mild case of the blues. However, ongoing clinical depression isn’t easy to overcome without professional help.

It’s time to talk to your doctor at Fairfield Family Health when you have one or more of these symptoms for two weeks or longer:

  • Loss of interest in activities you usually enjoy
  • Pervasive feelings of hopelessness, guilt, or worthlessness
  • Lack of energy or fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Changes in your weight or appetite
  • Irritability or restlessness
  • Thoughts about death or suicide

When you’re depressed, it’s also common to experience physical symptoms such as muscle aches, headaches, and digestive problems.

When should I seek help for anxiety?

Anxiety is an expected part of everyday life, where it has an important role in motivating you to face challenges and alerts you to real threats. But anxiety threatens your mental and physical health when you’re constantly on high alert and levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, stay elevated in your body.

Consider calling Fairfield Family Health when your symptoms are ongoing and your anxiety affects your sleep and your normal routine, or causes you to avoid activities.

What treatments might I receive for anxiety and depression?

The doctors at Fairfield Family Health help you overcome anxiety and depression by identifying all the aspects of your life that can contribute to mental health problems, then working with you to restore a healthy balance.

Your doctor determines whether nutrient deficiencies, food insensitivities, or hormone imbalances factor into your anxiety or depression. Treatment plans that incorporate nutrition, dietary planning, vitamin supplements, and herbal medicines effectively help many patients with mental health problems.

The team at Fairfield Family Health teach stress reduction techniques and offer therapies to support your overall health. They’re also experts in craniosacral therapy, which improves brain and nerve function.

When you struggle with a mental health problem, you need treatment that supports every aspect of your emotional, social, and physical well-being. The naturopathic team of doctors at Fairfield Family Health can give you the compassionate healing you need. Call or book an appointment online to get started on the path to wellness.

We treat patients for Neurology, Lyme disease, Parkinson's disease, MS, and offer geriatric treatments. Call us to book your appointment today.