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What Are My Non-Pharmaceutical Options for Treating Depression?

Nearly one in five Americans suffers from a mental illness in any given year, and depression ranks among the more common. If you’ve struggled with depression and have tried various cocktails of medications to no avail, you should know that there are effective treatments that don’t rely on pharmaceuticals. In fact, we offer an effective therapy that improves your body’s function on a biological level.

At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, Dr. Richard E. Repass is at the forefront of an innovative treatment protocol that ditches medications in favor of an approach that tackles mental health and addiction on a molecular level. It’s called BR+NAD™ therapy, and here’s a look at how you can take back your life from the grips of neuropsychiatric conditions like depression without resorting to medications.

Behind NAD

NAD, which stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a coenzyme derived from niacin (vitamin B3) that’s found in all your cells. These naturally occurring molecules enable the mitochondria in your cells to convert nutrients into the energy the cells need for optimal function.

As you age, your NAD naturally declines, but mental illness and addiction can also cause a reduction in your NAD levels.

Turning to NAD therapy

The theory behind NAD therapy is that by replenishing the NAD in your body, we’re able to:

When it comes to depression, this last point is significant. While the exact mechanisms behind depression remain a mystery, researchers have found that certain neural pathways in your brain may go dormant. These changes in your brain’s circuitry can then lead to the mood instability that’s the hallmark of depression.

By introducing more NAD into your body, we’re able to give your brain the resources it needs to create healthier pathways through increased neurotransmitters.

Beyond NAD

While NAD is at the heart of our non-pharmaceutical approach to depression, we also add ingredients that support the health of your brain, such as vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids. This powerful combination of nutrients optimizes the function of your brain, allowing you more control over your mood disorder through improved clarity.  Additional medications may be employed to manage more severe illness, when indicated. 

Delivering BR+NAD

Dr. Repass and our team deliver this revolutionary treatment through an IV infusion, which means the NAD and nutrients go straight into your bloodstream where they’re quickly delivered to where they need to go. This is important because oral medications have to go through your digestive tract, which can break down the ingredients.

After an extensive evaluation of your current mental and physical health as well as your medical history, Dr. Repass determines the number of IV infusions you need to combat your depression. Of course, he makes any necessary tweaks along the way to ensure that you’re receiving the full benefit of the therapy.

To explore whether BR+NAD therapy can help put an end to your depression, please contact us at 425-243-5773.

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