Inflamed Mood, Depleted Mind - Amie Skilton - 2020
A scientific and integrated approach to mental health
Mood disorders significantly reduce an individual''s quality of life and may result in potentially devastating consequences. These conditions are incredibly common, yet effective medical treatments for a majority of sufferers still elude us. Over the last decade, research has revealed these ailments as true physiological and biochemical illnesses. Thus, correction of these internal imbalances through better lifestyle, diet and supplementation are emerging as equally important as counselling.
We now understand that growth factors, including brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) exist in areas of the brain such as the hippocampus and promote neuronal cell survival and neurogenesis. Studies demonstrate a significant reduction of BDNF and hippocampal size in patients with major depressive disorder. Increasing these growth factors can lead to improved symptoms. Numerous stressors are known to compromise BDNF expression, whilst s
Presented by, Ms Amie Skilton ND, Dip Herb Med. BHSc (Comp Med)