Post Natal Depression occurs at a time when there should be much joy as a new child is welcomed. It is a debilitating mental health condition which has major impact on the relationship between a child and their family.
Like other forms of depression, postpartum depression (PPD) is often associated with a neurotransmitter imbalance. Many new mothers with PPD have low serotonin or norepinephrine levels in the brain that are aggravated by nutritional deficiencies. Scientists have found that proper nutrition is essential for the production of neurotransmitters.
Early research by nutritional based doctors points to the balance of the relationship between zinc and copper. We train doctors to measure these elements and to restore any imbalance observed.
Understanding the biochemistry and how its repair, along with support services for the whole family, potentially should decrease this problem.
Research to verify the usefulness of testing to provide measures which may point to underlying chemistry which can be repaired, and which can indicate if the treatment is helping, is a core activity of Bio Balance Health.
Research also shows there are differences in the chemistry of mental health sufferers. It is essential doctors understand these differences as incorrect use of medication and/or nutrients may increase the patient’s symptoms.