In January 2014, I decided to come off all psychiatric medication — Zoloft, Lamictal, and Xanax. Though I’d only been taking these drugs for a year and a half, I felt completely destroyed by them. In that short time, I gained 60 pounds, lost my sex drive, and emotionally flatlined. While I no longer experienced dramatic
We’ve been told a story about depression – that you are born with a chemical imbalance that requires lifelong medication. Get ready for some myth-busting around the benefits, risks, and the truth about what depression is.
How one med-based decision can change everything Within one month of strict dietary commitment, detox, and meditation, her unrelenting panic attacks had disappeared. Kate was on three psychiatric medications, recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital and my office was the last stop before electroconvulsive therapy. Having resolved the blood sugar instability underlying her diagnosis of
Healing is resolving the separation between the journey of the body and the journey of the soul. ” – Dr. Brit Cooper My Drugged Love and Hate Relationship One of the most arduous and testing experiences I’ve gone through in life was overcoming my Ambien addiction, or in my case, changing what felt like the most
For the past 35 years, I’ve had the great fortune of bearing witness to the incredible struggle and amazing resiliency of the human spirit. Day after day, year after year, patients have shared their most intimate stories with me — each one unique and each one special in its own way. Whether they were depressed,
An OCD Diagnosis and 8 Years of Meds Honestly, my obsessions are still here but I just feel separated from them in some way so I can function better. When we first met, this was how Tasha described her experience of health-related worries while on Zoloft for the past 8 years. Her ruminative focus would