What Are Natural Medication Remedies for Depression or Anxiety?

In the last couple of decades, more people are looking for natural medication remedies for depression or anxiety. Natural or “holistic” psychiatry is a form of mental health treatment that considers the whole person: body, mind, spirit, and psychology. Holistic psychiatric medication typically uses a combination of conventional, nutritional, and alternative medicine practices to help you restore and prolong your mental and physical health. 

Holistic psychiatric medication management seeks to identify the root causes of mental health diagnoses or symptoms. Traditional psychiatric medication management often works to alleviate and treat symptoms. Natural remedies for depression or anxiety through holistic psychiatric med management seek to find the root cause and resolve symptoms from their core. 

Typically, holistic psychiatric treatment is highly individualized. This means that each person as a unique individual with unique life experiences, needs, context, biochemical needs, and genetics. Medications or supplements may be prescribed in combination with other modalities to treat your unique mental health needs.

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What other modalities outside of therapy or medication does SOMA use to treat mental health?

SOMA offers several natural remedies and modalities to optimize your mental health:

  • Trauma-informed yoga and yoga-based therapy. Yoga-based therapy helps you calm your nervous system, release, and identify where anxiety or depression is stored in your body.
  • Nutritional counseling to treat the biochemical components of mental health symptoms (i.e. blood sugar regulation).
  • Groups to help provide social support and resources that help decrease symptoms of isolation and provide education, skills, and support. This can include grief group, teen anxiety group, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group.

How can I learn more about natural remedies for anxiety or depression in Wichita?

If you are uncertain about which mental health professional or natural treatment can best serve your needs, call SOMA at 316-201-6047. One of our compassionate team members would be happy to educate and assist you with recommendations or resources (both at SOMA and in our local Wichita community). 

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