Yoga, mindfulness, and other new treatments for major depression
January 9, 2022at4:00 PM
Sometimes the older methods for dealing with major depressive disorder are simply not yielding the right results. Other times, the prescribed treatments are way outside the budget range of the patient and so they must look for alternative ways to tackle their mental health concerns.
In any case, newer approaches to treating depressive disorder are popping up all over the place. Chief among them are yoga and mindfulness.
Yoga and mindfulness are essential in any well-rounded treatment regimen
The huge benefits of yoga and meditation are already well-known. But are they effective in addressing symptoms of depression such as improving one’s mood and decreasing levels of rumination which can trigger depression? At Bella Jace Center for Health, we certainly think so.
We offer new treatments for major depressive disorder for the Nashville community through a holistic approach that incorporates alternative treatments, such as yoga and mindfulness exercises.
Here are some ways by which we incorporate yoga and mindfulness exercises in your treatment program.
Deep breathing exercises
Yoga emphasizes deep breathing. It is one of the simplest, most effective ways to relieve stress. If you feel distracted or anxious, your breathing is usually different from your normal one. To relax, try the four-second breathing exercises. Breathe in for four seconds then breathe out for four seconds. Do this repeatedly until you feel calmer and more in control of your emotions.
Depression clouds your mind and judgment. One way to beat this is by keeping a notebook of your gratitude list. Every day, when you wake up and before you go to bed, list down five things that you are grateful for. It could be as simple as a good night’s rest, rain, or even a good meal.
Take a quick five-minute walk where all you have to do is focus on your walking. Try not to think about anything else other than your walking. Aside from being a good mindfulness exercise, walking is also good for your physical health.
Other new treatments for major depressive disorder at Bella Jace Center for Health
A groundbreaking treatment for major depression, Ketamine Infusions is a promising and new alternative treatment for those who do not respond to traditional medication. Ketamine works by reacting with your brain receptors to decrease feelings of anxiety or depression.
At Bella Jace Center for Health, we ensure the safety of our patients by guiding them through the Ketamine Infusion process. Our professional healthcare efforts carefully monitor the patients within our facility to ensure that the treatment is done properly.
Looking for a new treatment for major depressive disorder? We offer Spravato Treatments as an alternative choice for those who have treatment-resistant depression.
Spravato Treatments combine a nasal spray and oral antidepressant to lessen feelings of depression.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
If you’re looking for a non-invasive and new treatment for major depressive disorder, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation can help you manage your mood. An alternative treatment choice for those with major depressive disorder who don’t respond well to traditional methods, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation uses electromagnetic induction to decrease depression.
The treatment stimulates the part of your brain that is responsible for managing your mood to decrease feelings of depression.
Get in touch today
Get in touch for a quick consultation with our psychiatrist at Bella Jace Center for Health. We are a mental health clinic with a holistic approach to treating major depression and other mental disorders. Whether it’s a traditional or alternative treatment, we make sure to consider how the body affects the mind.