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Dr. Debra A. Hill

Psychiatrist

Dr. Debra A. Hill is a top Psychiatrist in Newport Beach, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Debra A. Hill is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Debra A. Hill is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Debra A. Hill is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Newport Beach, California, Dr. Debra A. Hill is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Debra A. Hill
  • Newport Beach, California
  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara
  • Accepting new patients

Can depression cause physical symptoms?

Possibly. But, I would be suspicious that the consumption of lectins in your diet may be causing your body pain. To understand more about that, I’d recommend you read, The Plant READ MORE
Possibly. But, I would be suspicious that the consumption of lectins in your diet may be causing your body pain. To understand more about that, I’d recommend you read, The Plant Paradox by Steven Gundry, M.D. Lectins are a group of inflammatory proteins that are in high levels in grains, seeds, legumes (including peanuts and cashews), and seeded vegetables like tomatoes, squashes, and cucumbers. They can pass through your gut lining and then fool your immune system which not only goes after the lectins, but also can attack organs, nerves, joints, and other tissues of the body causing a variety of symptoms from depression to pain to rashes, weight gain/loss, and a myriad of other conditions. Gluten is a lectin. Lectins are a plant’s way of making its predators, like us, sick so that we won’t eat them. This information only scratches the surface, but do read Dr. Gundry’s book. You can get it on Audible if you have the App and prefer to listen to the book instead of read it. Of course, without many more details about your medical history, I can’t say for sure that this is what’s behind your present symptoms, but it’s definitely worth reading about and considering.

My daughter is going through a divorce. Should she get psychiatric counselling?

Your daughter's situation is clearly very complex, but it sounds like she is clear that she wants to get free from this abuse, which is a sign of health. You are correct that you READ MORE
Your daughter's situation is clearly very complex, but it sounds like she is clear that she wants to get free from this abuse, which is a sign of health. You are correct that you cannot force her to go for therapy. You can acknowledge her pain and struggles as well as her efforts to get away from this abusive relationship. Empathize with her as to how hard all of this must be for her, and let her know that you may not be able to be as helpful as a therpaist would likely be able to be. Of course, I do not know the nature of the realtionship between you and your daughter, but based on what you have indicated, this is what I would recommend. Best to you, you sound very concerned about her, and it is probably hard to see her go through all of this. Do keep in mind, that she is making healthy strides by getting away from the abusiveness.