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Anxiety And Depression Specialist

The Brain Center

Lars Landers, D.C., D.I.B.C.N., D.I.B.E.


Many factors contribute to anxiety and depression, including improper brain function. At The Brain Center in Southborough, Massachusetts, board-certified chiropractic clinical neurologist Lars Landers, DC, DIBCN, DIBE, offers innovative treatments that reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression by improving brain function. To learn how you can decrease the severity of anxiety and depression symptoms, call or book an appointment online today.

Anxiety and Depression Q&A

What is anxiety?

Experiencing anxiety from time to time is a normal part of life. But when you have an anxiety disorder, these feelings of worry are excessive, intense, and persistent. You may have extreme fears that outweigh any possibility of danger. 

Common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Feeling nervous, tense, or restless
  • Having an increased heart rate
  • Having difficulty concentrating 
  • Being irritable and on-edge
  • Having muscle tension
  • Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
  • Sweating or trembling
  • Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Breathing rapidly
  • Having a sense of impending doom

Anxiety symptoms vary from person to person. The symptoms are severe enough to affect your daily life and may interfere with your routine, including going to work or school.

What is depression?

Depression is a serious mood disorder that causes constant feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in pleasurable activities. Some people experience depression only once, but most people have recurrent episodes.

During a depressive episode, you may experience some of the following symptoms for most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks:

  • Persistent sad mood
  • Irritability or anger outbursts
  • Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Thoughts about death, suicide, or self-harm
  • Unexplained physical problems, such as headaches

Symptoms of depression can affect all aspects of your life, including work, school, and social relationships. 

What treatments are available for anxiety and depression?

The team at The Brain Center focuses on improving communication between the parts of your brain that are responsible for regulating mood, which is one of many aspects that contribute to mood disorders like anxiety and depression. 

The goal of treatment is to re-synchronize those brain areas while establishing new, more effective communication throughout the brain in general. Though anxiety and depression aren’t due to nervous system dysfunction alone, many patients regularly report decreases in anxiety and depression after treatment at The Brain Center.

For the best results, treatment at The Brain Center should be combined with mental health counseling to address any underlying psychological causes of anxiety and depression. 

To explore how to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression without medication, call The Brain Center, or book an appointment online today.