Do you have any of the following symptoms of depression?
  • Depressed mood
  • Loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy doing
  • Significant weight loss when not dieting or increase or decrease in appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Agitated of moving slowly throughout your day
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthless of excessive guilt
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide


There’s hope in evidence-based treatment for depression. The evidence based treatments we use to treat depression range from Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.

At Mind Body Health, we also know that what you’re putting into your body may be affecting your mood. We recommend working with one of our dietitians alongside our psychologists to ensure that you’re maximizing your efforts to manage depression symptoms.

Behavioral Activation
When feeling depressed, individuals increasingly isolate and stop engaging in activities they used to gain pleasure from. Behavioral activation is a form of behavior therapy that focuses on helping clients reengage in activities that bring a sense of reward to their lives. We focus on the barriers to getting you active and living life again and help you set goals to overcome them. Though it may take everything out of you to commit to engaging in these behaviors, you will likely see an improvement in your depression symptoms.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This form of therapy proposes that individuals who struggle with depression have core beliefs about themselves that are often unhelpful (i.e. I am unlovable, worthless, a failure). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used by therapists to help clients develop more accurate beliefs about themselves. Developing more accurate beliefs can help change how one feels and engages with their life.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
This form of therapy is more behavioral in nature, though it is useful in building mindfulness skills and becoming aware of when you are getting caught up in unhelpful thought patterns. This approach helps clients get untangled from that web of unhelpful thoughts and focus on living a life consistent with you personal values.

Reproductive Mood Disorders, Postpartum Disorders, PMDD

At Mind Body Health, we treat Reproductive Mood Disorders, including:
  • Depression and anxiety during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Infertility
  • Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
We also treat mood disorders related to one’s menstrual cycle, often diagnosed as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Perinatal and Postpartum Anxiety and Depression.

Both anxiety and depression are common during the perinatal period, with 50-85% of women experiencing postpartum “baby blues” for one to three weeks after delivery. 

Symptoms of baby blues include:
  • Mood instability
  • Depressed mood
  • Weepiness
  • Sadness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of concentration and 
  • Feelings of dependency
Ten percent (10%) of women experience Postpartum Depression (PPD), in which these symptoms are longer-lasting and more severe. PPD typically occurs 2-3 months after childbirth, but may occur at any point after delivery. Symptoms of PPD last for more than 2 weeks.

Perinatal anxiety is also common during this period, and often co-occurs with postpartum depression. Common anxiety symptoms women experience during this time are:

  • Panic attacks
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Excessive worry, and
  • Intrusive thoughts and/or images of frightening things happening to the baby

Although common, if these symptoms begin to impact daily functioning or quality of life, women should seek help.


Most women experience mood symptoms before the onset of their menstrual cycle (premenstrual syndrome or PMS); however, 5-10% of women experience significant depression and/or anxiety that begins one to two weeks before the onset of menses and completely resolves at the start of the menstrual cycle. Symptoms of PMDD include irritability, depressed mood, anxiety, or mood swings and can cause conflict in relationships and significant impairment.