3 benefits of partnering psychopharmacology with alternative treatments for depression
April 5, 2022at4:00 PM
With the rising awareness of mental health comes increasing interest too in alternative treatments and psychopharmacology for depression.
Partnering psychopharmacology treatment for major depressive disorder with alternative treatments has become a good option for many who have become frustrated with typical treatments or are resistant to traditional medicine. But are there any concrete benefits to this approach?
At Bella Jace Center for Health, we offer holistic traditional and alternative treatments to help with mental health concerns. Let’s walk you through three primary benefits of combining psychopharmacology with alternative treatments for depression.
1. Complementary treatment
For thousands of years, alternative treatments have been used for various physical and mental health conditions, which makes them effective complementary choices to psychopharmacology.
Using alternative treatments — aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and acupuncture — with psychopharmacology have been seen to reduce symptoms linked with depression, research shows.
Here at Bella Jace Center for Health, we offer a wide range of alternative treatments designed to complement treatments for individuals suffering from treatment-resistant depression. These include Spravator treatments, which combine a nasal spray and oral antidepressant; and Ketamine Infusions, which lessen feelings of depression or anxiety.
2. Improved outlook on life
People who were using a combination of psychopharmacology and alternative treatments for depression were reported to have an improved or more positive outlook on life according to a study published by The American Journal of Psychiatry. Patients also reported decreased stress and anxiety levels.
If you’re looking for an alternative treatment for depression, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a non-invasive procedure that can help manage moods. Using electromagnetic induction, the treatment decreases depressive symptoms and is a good choice for those who do not respond well to traditional medicine.
3. Broader choices
Making alternative treatments available with psychopharmacology to people with depression provides a wider array of choices to improve their mental health condition.
Every person is different and while there are proven treatments for depression, not everyone responds the same way. For example, people with treatment-resistant depression typically have a poor response to antidepressants and could require a different approach. There’s also the possibility that poor response to antidepressants could be a case of mental health misdiagnosis.
Navigating mental health is tough, but luckily, there are common non-drug therapies that can reduce depressive symptoms such as yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness activities.
At Bella Jace Center for Health, we also offer medication management services to help patients facilitate an ongoing mental health plan to improve their overall wellbeing.
Holistic wellness with Bella Jace
We provide a conducive environment designed to support and empower you on your journey to holistic wellness. Our highly trained providers utilize renowned psychological techniques alongside proven alternative treatments to assist patients in all areas of their lives. We are located in Brentwood, TN, and work with patients of all ages who may be struggling with mental health issues.
Our approach to treatment begins with tailored psychiatric evaluations so we can address your mental health concerns properly. Whether you need support with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, addiction, or something else, we take the time to listen and then work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Ultimately, we believe patients deserve the best support available when it comes to finding answers about their mental health.
Depression and mental health concerns are complex and layered, as are their treatments. If you’ve been looking for how to combine alternative treatments with your current psychopharmacology regimen for depression and other mental health conditions, we can help.
Let us work with you to achieve holistic wellness and improved mental wellbeing today. Simply call (615) 846-4558 or fill out our contact form to get started. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure to get back to you.