There are eight reversible factors that can cause depression.
For some, depression may result from a combination of genetics, circadian rhythm disturbances, upbringing and social factors.
For others, depression may be rooted in a lack of dietary omega-3 fats combined with harmful addictions and adverse frontal lobe factors.
Exercise, herbs and nutrition play a role in the brain’s ability to manufacture serotonin and other neurotransmitters; thus, one may be able to manage good and bad stress, improve mood and change one’s attitude and actions.
Dr. Neil Nedley, internal medicine specialist in cardiology, gastroenterology, and mental health and lifestyle medicine, has put together a DVD and eight-week depression recovery program.
This is being offered to Campbell River as a community service by Family Health and Education.
There are two free introductory sessions at 7 p.m. on Tues. Oct. 4 and Tues. Oct. 11. The eight-week program happens every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. from Oct. 18 –-Dec. 6, ending with a graduation banquet on Dec. 13. Ages 13 and up may register.
All of these events are held at the Sportsplex. The 16-hour session includes a hardcover textbook, a workbook, a comprehensive assessment test before and after the program, and the graduation banquet.
There are 14 credits of continuing education units available for the professionals. It is an advantage to register early.
For more information call Pearl at 250-923-2383.