More than 20 million Americans suffer from depression, according to the National Institute of Health. Symptoms may range from feelings to physical manifestations, including the following:

  • Frequent or constant feeling of sadness
  • Lack of appetite
  • Insomnia or, conversely, a tendency to sleep unusually long hours or
  • consistent reluctance to get out of bed
  • A sense that life isn’t worth living
  • An unusual loss of weight (five or more pounds) without any attempt at a
  • reduction program
  • A reduction in your activities or regular feeling of being immobilized
  • A lack of desire to socialize with others
  • And lack of interest in sex


Kuadra Approach to Depression Treatment


Researchers recognize that depression can be relieved in up to 50 percent of patients by the expectation and belief that are associated with the placebo effect, and not just by drugs. When drugs are used, researchers have determined that the positive response of patients to antidepressants medications maybe due to the expectation-belief features of the placebo response rather than to the drug itself. Perhaps most important for the average patient, the impact of the placebo on depression can have relatively long lasting effect-but usually without side effects of medications.


During my doctoral studies, I spent some time comparing the placebo effect to the effects of a wide variety of antidepressant drugs, including the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as sertraline and fluoxetine, using a data source from the National Institute of Health. An analysis of the data revealed the power of the placebo effect in relieving depression. Patients reported that the antidepressant drugs were slightly more effective than the placebos, but patients generally tolerate placebo better than drugs.


My research and experience working with patients dealing with depression, let me to focus treatments with the use of Hypnotherapy, progressive relaxation techniques, guides imagery, Advance integrative therapy, regression therapy, Energy psychology, Reiki Healing and Shamanic healing. I also use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Soul Retrieval Shamanic practice, Recovery of animal power totems to reinstall spiritual, mental and emotional strength and positive beliefs systems in the patient.

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4100 East Piedras Drive

Suite 262

San Antonio Texas, 78228


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Monday through Friday

8:00am - 6:00pm


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Phone: 210-314-7687

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