Op-Ed: Functional Medicine Offers Novel Approach to Treat Depression

Op-Ed: Functional Medicine Offers Novel Approach to Treat Depression

The conventional therapeutic approach to dealing with a problem like depression is to wait for the problem to set in and then give you a drug to stop you feeling depressed. GPs often have less than 15 minutes for a single appointment so they just don’t have the time to ask a patient about the reasons they might be feeling low, such as lack of self worth, money problems or relationship issues. To a great degree, therefore, the only real option they have is to hand over a prescription which can deal with the symptoms but not the cause. In...

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