Depression and anxiety, two mental health issues that many battle with daily, can spring from a variety of sources. More often than not, however, depression and anxiety are the results of neurochemical imbalances.
Each individual is born with certain innate levels of these neurochemicals, which they inherit from their parents. Though affected by one another, there are different kinds of neurochemicals in charge of various neurological functions. Depression and anxiety often result from imbalances within these, usually low levels of one, or more of these neurochemicals.
To ameliorate the symptoms of both depression and anxiety, it is often helpful to seek the professional advice of a doctor that is knowledgeable about these neurochemical systems because he or she will know which neurochemical systems need to be adjusted and which medications work best. Both depression and anxiety can be successfully treated with the right non-addictive medications.
To find out about which neurochemicals are most often tied to cases of depression and anxiety, read, Brain in Balance, by Dr. Fred J. Von Stieff. Learn which medications to avoid and which have proven most successful in depression and anxiety treatment plans.