• Is a Vitamin D Deficiency Causing Your Depression?

    Is a Vitamin D Deficiency Causing Your Depression?

    Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine” vitamin. It is an essential fat-soluble nutrient. It helps keep bones healthy and strong, helps cell growth, and benefits immune function. Your body absorbs vitamin D primarily through sun exposure, although dietary supplements and certain foods are also sources of the nutrient. Vitamin D deficiency occurs when your

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  • A Personalized Approach to Help Patients Get Their Lives Back

    A Personalized Approach to Help Patients Get Their Lives Back

    Bryan M. Dechairo, Ph.D., talks about Assurex Health’s GeneSight® test and how it helps patients get on the road to mental wellness faster. Watch the Video   Get to Know a Gene: HTR2A The 5-HT2A receptor, encoded by the HTR2A gene, is responsible for post-synaptic serotonin signaling and is a target for many antipsychotics and

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  • Daylight savings could increase depression – Newport Beach Psychiatrist

    Daylight savings could increase depression – Newport Beach Psychiatrist

    Even though setting the clocks back during winter leads to an extra hour of sleep, the added hour of darkness in the evening is harder to handle, according to a new study.  Find a psychiatrist in Orange County. Depression cases at psychiatric hospitals in Denmark increased immediately after the transition from daylight saving time, the

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  • T3 Thyroid Hormone to Treat Depression in Newport Beach

    T3 Thyroid Hormone to Treat Depression in Newport Beach

    If you are tired or depressed much of the time, your doctor will order blood tests for the two thyroid hormones called T3 and T4 and for the brain hormones called TSH and prolactin. If your TSH is high and your prolactin is normal, you are probably hypothyroid and need to take thyroid hormone to

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