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By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
July 09, 2021
Category: Health

Osteopathic care could improve your mental wellbeing.

Many people find themselves anxious, particularly these days. We understand that you are under a lot of stress. Those dealing with chronic health problems and pain may also find themselves dealing with increased anxiety and a decreased quality of life. Here in Rome, NY, our Preventive Medicine physician provides comprehensive osteopathic care to patients to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

A Holistic Approach to Mental Health

When it comes to improving your mental health and wellbeing, our Preventive Medicine physician takes a holistic and big-picture approach to provide effective care and treatment options. We know that while some patients may wish to take medication or may be pleased with their medications, medication isn’t a quick fix to help people with anxiety and depression. We can refer patients to psychotherapists who can help them talk through and break negative patterns to help them lead healthier and mentally happier lives.

Focus on Simple Lifestyle Habits

You may be surprised just how much diet and exercise play critical roles in your health. For example, it’s believed that around 90 percent of the serotonin in our bodies is produced in the gut. When the gut is off, due to processed foods or alcohol, we may also notice that we don’t mentally and emotionally feel our best.

Our Preventive Medicine physician can easily connect your current diet and lifestyle habits to reasons you may be feeling mentally unwell and provide you with effective and easy-to-implement strategies for proper nutrition and more regular exercise. Even just thirty minutes a day of a brisk walk or working in your garden can give you the aerobic workout you need to feel better.

Consider Underlying Health Problems

Sometimes medical conditions such as a thyroid disorder or a nutritional deficiency can lead to depression or anxiety. In this case, our team will also run the appropriate tests including blood tests to look for signs of an underlying health problem. If you’ve already been diagnosed, we can also work with you to make sure that your condition is getting the proper and effective treatment you need to improve depression and anxiety symptoms.

Natural Health Center is your osteopathic practice in Rome, NY. If you are looking for a holistic approach to maintaining your mental health, call us at 888-338-WELL to schedule a consultation.

By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
November 03, 2020
Category: Health
Tags: Mental Health  

Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet too often, emotional and mental health needs are overlooked. Whether you're feeling sad or stressed, or are having trouble achieving an acceptable work/life balance, your Rome, NY, health, and wellness practitioners at Natural Health Center offer compassionate care for your issues.

Why good mental health is vital

It's hard to live your best life if you're struggling with a mental health issue. The issues can affect your relationships, your job, and your self-esteem. In some cases, mental health issues may also play a role in illnesses and diseases. Constant stress can increase your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Stress may also lead to depression and anxiety.

Do you have one of these mental health issues?

All of these issues can affect the quality of your life:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Panic disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger management problems
  • Grief
  • Mood disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Marriage or relationship problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Sometimes, you may not have a name for what you're feeling but might realize that something just isn't right. If you frequently feel hopeless, sad, exhausted, angry, apathetic, confused, or overwhelmed, you may be depressed or have another mental health issue.

Although medications are sometimes used to treat mental health issues, drugs are certainly not the only solution. Natural health solutions and talk therapy can also help you improve your mental health.

Therapy is an excellent solution whether you're having trouble relating to your spouse or partner, facing problems at work, or feel consumed by anxiety. During therapy sessions in Rome, you'll discuss your difficulties, your feelings, your lifestyle, and your physical and mental health histories.

Your doctor or therapist will create a therapy plan designed to address your specific issues. Depending on your diagnosis, your plan might include individual or group therapy sessions. In some cases, family or marriage counseling may also be recommended.

Are you struggling with your mental health? Call the Rome, NY office of Dr. Camille Dillard at (888) 338-WELL (9355) to schedule an appointment.