Nutritional therapy clinic programs for depression

A version of this post originally appeared on my older blog, Blessed Depth.

Adventures in Nutritional TherapyAn April 2011 Vogue article, “Bitter Pills,” mentions two U.S. clinics that focus on nutritional treatment for depression. (Read the article here.) The first is Recovery Systems Clinic in Mill Valley, California, which originally focused on treating drug addiction. I remember looking at it about 12 years ago when I was first starting my medical experiments to end my depression. I couldn’t afford the trip out there, though. The founder is psychologist Julia Ross, M.A., who is the author of The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure, both of which I have found helpful.

The other is the National Center for Whole Psychiatry in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

The author of the Vogue article uses the words food and nutrients interchangeably, which is annoying, but who’s quibbling. I usually look askance at these types of articles because they end up touting the promise of some single, minor substance like blueberries or miso or cordyceps mushrooms, but here the author mentions many of the supplements/substances that I myself had the most success with.

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