Treatments for Depression & Chronic Fatigue in Reno, Nevada

Holistic Treatments for Depression & Chronic Fatigue That Really Work

Chronic fatigue and depression are two of the most debilitating conditions one can experience. Not only does depression make you sad, but it makes you feel empty, guilty, and worthless. Not only does chronic fatigue make you perpetually tired, but it can cause sleep problems, digestive problems, and even memory lapses. In either case, you might also lose interest in activities that once brought you happiness, such socializing, pursuing your hobbies, or sex.

Causes of Chronic Fatigue & Depression

Perhaps the most daunting aspect of chronic fatigue and/or depression is that it’s often unclear what causes them. While one physician may point to “physical brain changes,” or “neurotransmitters,” another may call out “hormones” or “life events.” While the origins of depression and chronic fatigue are, in fact, difficult to assess, both afflictions tend to cause similar symptoms, and can often be diagnosed based on a complete physical exam and medical history.

Generally speaking, chronic depression occurs when a person feels sad, anxious, or hopeless for an extended period of time. Chronic Fatigue, or “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” (CFS) as it’s often diagnosed, is when a person feels chronically fatigued without an underlying cause, or reason why.

people suffering from chronic depression

Symptoms of Depression

Persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness
Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, or worthlessness
Disinterest in hobbies you once enjoyed
Irregular eating; or eating too much or too little
Trouble making decisions or concentrating
Sleep problems; sleeping too much or not at all

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

Extreme tiredness
Sleep problems
Joint pain and/or muscle pain
Tender lymph nodes
Sore throat
Difficulty concentrating
Memory problems
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Alternative Treatments Depression & Chronic Fatigue

Chronic depression and fatigue aren’t like most other maladies. While treating the common cold or a broken bone is fairly straightforward, treating a complex illness like depression is often anything but. With depression and chronic fatigue, not only can your symptoms change over time, but so can the severity of your symptoms. Moreover, the exact cause of any one of them can be difficult to access—as your emotional and physical triggers can vary-widely, and often overlap. 

At Sierra Integrative Medical Center, we realize how foolish it is to take a “cookie-cutter” approach to treating the world’s most complex illnesses and ailments. That’s why in addition to taking a broad and extensive approach to diagnosing depression and fatigue, we also consider a exceedingly wide range of possible treatments, including conventional, alternative and homeopathic-based remedies.

Some of our most common treatments for depression and fatigue include:

Advanced nutraceuticals
Orthomolecular therapy
Integrated whole body detoxification
Individualized homeopathic remedies
Oxidative therapies
Customized Chinese herbal remedies
Intravenous nutritional support
Acupuncture

What Makes Us Different

At Sierra Integrative Medical Center, we specialize in treating hard to diagnose and difficult to treat cases—and are literally on the cutting edge in the development of custom treatment programs for chronic depression and fatigue that really work. 

In true “integrative” fashion, we’ll take the time to assess your whole condition—while taking your medical history, risk factors and environment into account when forming your diagnosis. Once we’ve identified the cause of your illness, we’ll develop a custom treatment program that draws on a wide variety of medical disciplines. By utilizing the very best of what both conventional and alternative medicine have to offer, we’ll design a treatment plan that helps the body heal itself, avoid the recurrence of old symptoms, and prevent the development of new problems.

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Our Treatment Success Stories

“Will I always look to Sierra Integrative Medical Center and IGF-1 to keep me, my family and friends healthy and able to enjoy life and all its blessings? Yes – forever and ever, amen.”

- Randy Travis, Fatigue and Allergies Patient

Randy Travis

"I now have my life back again when even doctors told me that might be impossible. I can work, play, go out to eat, hike, and run, and go to movies–none of which could I do before. I am still a work in progress but my life is literally 10 times better than it was before I came to the Sierra Integrative Medical Center. I owe my life to them. I love them, and really they love me too and the rest of their patients. Thank God for Sierra Integrative Medical Center. I believe they can be a great blessing for you as well."

- Robert K., Chronic Fatigue

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"Due to the constant research and learning, the treatment offered by the Sierra Integrative Medical Center continues to improve. I strongly recommend this form of health care as an alternative to traditional medicine. Today I am in my late 70s and continue to enjoy wonderful health, strength, vitality and energy to do all things in life I desire. One of the best things that happen to me recently was that I got married again."

- Don O.

sierra integrative happy patient

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be chronically depressed and fatigued?

Yes. Sometimes, those who are chronically fatigued may become depressed, or vice versa. Routine exhaustion can cause a lack of desire to do anything, which can develop into depression, whereas depression can certainly cause fatigue.

Whether it’s one or the other, one of our doctors will take the time to review your medical history and fully assess your condition. Using a variety of diagnostic tests and procedures, we’ll identify the cause of your symptoms, and develop a treatment plan to ensure a full recovery. 

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative Medicine is a unique approach to wellness that focuses on you as a whole person and not just your illness. By utilizing both conventional and alternative treatments to help the body heal itself, integrative medicine “integrates” the very best treatment modalities to help patients’ achieve their optimal health and wellbeing.

Can integrative medicine help with depression or chronic fatigue?

Yes. Integrative medicine covers a broad range of practices, techniques and services, and can help fill in the gaps that traditional medicine may have overlooked or missed. By helping to heal your mind, body and spirit, integrative medicine can provide the treatment you need to not only restore your happiness or regain your energy, but thrive.