Anxiety, Depression & ADD Specialist

Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are often linked to hormonal imbalances and other deficiencies in the body. Such mood disorders often have a genetic tendency that is seen in other immediate and extended family members. At the Stengler Center in Encinitas, California, Dr. Mark LaBeau identifies nutritional imbalances relating to mental health problems, then designs personalized, integrative treatment plans that improve your total health and well-being, both physical and mental. To learn more about Dr. LaBeau’s holistic, integrative approach to optimum mental health, call to make an appointment with Dr. LaBeau online today.

WHAT IS ANXIETY?

Anxiety is the body’s response to stressors or threats. Anxiety happens to everyone, and for most people, it does not need to be treated. In some people, the anxiety response is overblown, and they experience anxiety in a disproportionate level compared to the severity of the stressor. In these individuals, this negative response is known as an anxiety disorder. Symptoms of anxiety disorder include:

  • Nervousness, restlessness, or physical tension
  • Feelings of dread or panic
  • Increased heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Avoidance tendencies
  • Gastrointestinal issues

Dr. LaBeau treats anxiety with a variety of supplemental and herbal remedies. He will consult with you to determine if any nutrients are out of balance in your body as well as to check for lifestyle changes to allow you to live anxiety-free.

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

Depression is a mood-changing syndrome that causes you to lose your ability to feel or sense emotions in the same manner that you were able to in the past. When one experiences depression, he may note that his functioning and response changes to various stimuli and his social interactions change, often to more isolation. Symptoms of depression include:

  • Inability to make decisions
  • Memory issues
  • Feelings of hopelessness and loss
  • Changes in weight
  • Low libido or sexual appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Loss of interest in things that used to be interesting

Dr. LaBeau utilizes his nutraceutical expertise to enable you to reduce your depression and regain functioning on a more suitable basis. Dr. LaBeau will consult with you to ensure that you receive the highest of care and treatment from his interventions.  

WHAT IS ADD?

ADD, or attention deficit disorder consists of three domains of disability. These domains are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.  

Inattention is defined by the following symptoms:

  • Disorganization
  • Little or no focus
  • Careless mistakes
  • Inability to stay on topic
  • Forgetfulness
  • Easily distracted

Hyperactivity is defined by the following symptoms:

  • Fidgeting or not being able to sit still
  • Constantly on the go or walking around
  • Excessive speech

Impulsivity is defined by the following symptoms:

  • Strong feelings of impatience
  • Having difficulty waiting for your turn to speak

Dr. LaBeau treats your symptoms of ADD through nutrition, exercise regimens, and support and advice to start and commit to a new diet. Dr. LaBeau utilizes his training to create a detailed and customized action plan to reduce your ADD and return you to a better level of functioning.