Depression is the leading cause of morbidity worldwide and incidence is rising exponentially especially following the COVID pandemic. This condition is characterized by low mood and associated symptoms such as anxiety and insomnia. Some patients with depression also complain of widespread pain or headaches.
Treatment for depression consists of various medications that enhance levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine. Unfortunately, there is evidence that almost half of the patients treated for depression are not well-controlled with medication.
At The Pain Clinic, we offer a holistic approach to depression, encouraging a healthy sleep pattern, physical exercise, the right food and mindfulness meditation. We can also offer treatment with medical cannabis as an alternative to pharmaceutical medication.