Anxiety, Bi-polar, or Depression?
Many people are confused about whether anxiety and depression are the same thing, or are they different disorders. Many of my patients who experience the fight-or-flight feelings think that is a manifestation of depression, when in actuality, it is a manifestation of anxiety. (By the way, the fight-or-flight mechanism is not in the brain, but is in the sympathetic nervous system.)
To understand these disorders clearly, a person has to understand the biological structure of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS has two main components; the sympathetic, where the fight-or-flight mechanism is, and the parasympathetic, where depression comes from.
These two disorders can very well co-exist, but that is not always the case. Some people have only depressive symptoms. Their parasympathetic nervous system does not have the level of electrical charges in it to function properly. It does not have enough neurotramsmittter response or not enough electrical charges. On the other hand, some people have only anxiety symptoms. Their sympathetic nervous system does not have the level of electrical charges in it to function properly. It has too much electricity in it. Or a person can have a combination of the two conditions. Usually, however, a person predominantly is either depressed or anxious.
Bi-polar disorder is the manifestation of a malfunction of the electrical function of the ANS as well. It seems that a person suffering from bi-polar disorder is 'short-circuiting.' Their electrical levels in their sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems fluctuate between having too much electrical activity in their sympathetic nervous system causing mania, and not enough electrical activity in the parasympathetic nervous system causing depression. Sometimes, when their are in their 'mixed state', they are experiencing anxiety and depression at the same time. In this state, like other people, they have too much electrical activity in the sympathetic nervous system and not enough electrical activity in the parasympathetic nervous system at the same time.
The key to getting the ANS to function properly, thereby eliminating anxiety, depression, or bi-polar disorder, is to balance the electrical activity between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. How can that be done? Again, a person must learn about the biological structure of the entire ANS. The nervous systmem CAN function correctly if given this right whole food supplements. I can help. www.cammiballeck.com
The parasympathetic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system are designed to 'pull' against each other, thereby stabilizing the ANS, and in turn, stabilizing the emotions.
When a person has anxiety, they feel scared most of the time. They have trouble sleeping, are alarmed easily, irritable, can't exhale easily, are exhausted, etc. When a person has depression, they feel hopeless, tired, sleep too much, cannot be stimulated easily, can't inhale easily, etc. The list of symptoms can go on seemingly forever with both these conditions. The electrical malfunction of the ANS is responsible for these two disorders, as well as bi-polar disorder.
Common foods and supplements that carry the proper electrical charges can greatly enhance the function of the ANS. Some foods carry a negative electrical charge and some foods carry a positive electrical charge. Getting enough of these foods and supplements into your body can help the ANS to work properly, thereby eliminating anxiety and/or depression.
There are many other disorders, which I might add are escalating in recent years, that are related to these three disorders discussed here, that also have this electrical malfunction as the root cause. Some of these disorders are, ADHD, autism, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, hypertension, insomnia, schizophrenia, and a host of others.
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