Depression Blues: Mark’s journey to a bright beautiful future

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Mark’s story is a testament to the fact that depression can affect anyone, regardless of their success or achievements. In his case, despite having a loving family and a thriving landscaping company, Mark had been struggling with depression for a long time. He realized that if he didn’t seek help, he risked losing everything he had worked so hard for.

Mark’s journey towards recovery was not an easy one, but it was worth it. We started by testing his TSH levels and discovered that he had Hypothyroidism, which can contribute to depression. We then worked towards diagnosing him with Persistent Depressive Disorder, a condition that affects people for more than two years.

We helped Mark identify the underlying issues that were contributing to his depression and helped him make positive changes to his lifestyle. We also prescribed him medication and provided him with psychotherapy and coping skills.

Mark’s progress was remarkable. Within a month, he had lost 23 pounds and had resumed pursuing the growth of his company. Within two months, he had fully recovered and felt better than he had in a long time. By the end of three months, he was back to his old self and had a new lease on life.

Mark’s story is a reminder that depression is a treatable condition, and seeking help is the first step towards a better future.

It is important to note that even mild cases of underactive thyroid can lead to problems. While more severe hypothyroidism may result in more depressive symptoms, subclinical hypothyroidism can also be linked to depression. Subclinical hypothyroidism is a condition in which TSH levels are on the higher end of the normal range or just above normal. According to research, 63.5% of participants who had subclinical thyroid problems or symptoms of an underactive thyroid exhibited symptoms of depression. Although treatment with thyroid hormone led to some relief, it was not enough to induce full recovery on its own.

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