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Depression Treatment at Five Journeys

Depression Treatment

Feeling lost in a fog of sadness and disinterest? You’re not alone. Millions struggle with depression, but effective treatment can restore joy and purpose. At Five Journeys in Boston and Newton, our holistic treatment for depression combines conventional and natural approaches to address the root causes of your unique experience. Reclaim your well-being and rediscover life’s vibrancy with personalized, compassionate depression treatment.

Importance of Depression Treatment and Support

Depression is a serious medical condition that can have a significant impact on your physical and emotional well-being. It’s crucial to seek depression support and treatment as early as possible to manage symptoms, prevent complications, and improve your overall quality of life. Effective depression management not only alleviates immediate suffering but also reduces the risk of relapse and helps you build resilience for the future.

How Depression Impacts Daily Life

Depression can feel like a heavy weight, making even the simplest tasks feel overwhelming. It can rob you of joy, disrupt sleep, and strain relationships. Don’t let depression control your life. Seeking help from a depression treatment center like Five Journeys can provide you with the tools and support for effective depression management, allowing you to reclaim your happiness and live a fulfilling life.

Interested in Depression Treatment? Ask your provider or book a call with us!

Depression Symptoms

Depression can manifest in various ways, and symptoms may vary from person to person. However, some common signs of depression include:

Persistent Sadness or Hopelessness

Feeling down, empty, or tearful for extended periods, even when there’s no apparent reason.

Loss of Interest or Pleasure

Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed, feeling unmotivated, and experiencing a lack of enthusiasm for life.

Anxiety and Irritability

Feeling restless, agitated, or easily annoyed. You may also experience excessive worry and difficulty relaxing with anxiety and irritability.

Thoughts of Death or Suicide

Having recurrent thoughts about death or suicide, or making plans to harm yourself. If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of self-harm, seek immediate help from a mental health professional or call a suicide hotline

Depression Treatment

Diagnostic Methods

While there’s no single “natural cure for depression,” proper diagnosis is key to developing an effective treatment plan.

  • Open Communication: A thorough discussion with your healthcare provider about your symptoms, medical history, and life stressors is essential.
  • Physical Exam: Ruling out underlying medical conditions (like thyroid issues) is crucial, as they can mimic or contribute to depression.
  • Assessment Tools: Standardized questionnaires and rating scales help assess the severity and type of depression, guiding personalized treatment approaches.

Remember, early and accurate diagnosis is the first step toward effective depression treatment and recovery.

Tips for Prevention of Depression

Depression can often feel overwhelming, but there are steps you can take to help prevent its onset or recurrence. These tips may not work for everyone, as each person’s experience with mental health is unique. However, incorporating them into your daily life can make a difference:

  • Prioritize self-care: Nourish your body with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate sleep. Engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
  • Build strong connections: Foster healthy relationships with friends, family, and your community. Seek support when you need it.
  • Seek help early: If you notice early signs of depression, don’t hesitate to reach out to a healthcare professional. Telehealth services like those offered by Five Journeys can make access to care even easier.
  • Manage stress: Learn stress management techniques like mindfulness, meditation, or deep breathing exercises to build resilience and prevent overwhelming feelings.
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: HBOT can be used as part of a functional medicine approach to elevate gut health, and lower anxiety and depression.

Why Begin Improving Your Health with Five Journeys?

At Five Journeys, we offer personalized depression treatment plans that combine the best of conventional and alternative cures for depression. Our holistic treatment for depression focuses on addressing the root causes of your condition, rather than simply masking symptoms.. Here are some reasons why you should choose Five Journeys to improve your health:

Holistic Approach

At Five Journeys, we recognize that true wellness encompasses more than just physical health. We take a holistic approach that considers all aspects of your well-being, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

Personalized Care

We understand that each individual is unique, and their health needs are different. That's why we tailor our services to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you're seeking preventive care, managing chronic conditions, or optimizing your overall health, we provide personalized solutions that prioritize your well-being.

We understand that depression is a complex condition, and we’re committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive care that empowers you on your journey to recovery. If you’re seeking ways to cure depression and reclaim your joy in life, we invite you to explore our holistic treatment for depression at Five Journeys in Boston and Newton.

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Genova’s SIBO Profiles are non-invasive breath tests which capture exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a lactulose solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

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RealTime

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

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Nordic-Labratories

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

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IGX

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
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Quest

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
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Galaxy

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Doctors-Data

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
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DiagnosTechs

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted