“Sure, I agree that cleaning up your diet and meditating can help with depression, but how can you say that antidepressants don’t work? Prozac saved my sister’s life!” Do you know someone who suffered from debilitating depression or anxiety, and their life seemingly turned around after they were prescribed antidepressants? I can’t even count the
Drug Side Effects
The truth is that drugs can’t heal. And yet the primary approach to healing in modern health care is to treat symptoms with drugs. This is based on the erroneous belief that we are broken. We are machines that need calibrating and we need chemicals to feel better. But the evidence shows us that drugs can’t heal – and often, don’t even help.
You may believe that there are some “mental illnesses” that really require medication. Top of that list is likely to be chronic paranoid Schizophrenia, I would imagine. The story you are about to hear defies this assumption. Kim is a fierce mother who has devoted her life to her son’s chronic and debilitating diagnosis of
13 years ago, my life looked very different than it does today. I was married to my best friend, had a successful career in advertising, and was planning to have a family. However, all that changed with one phone call. On August 6th 2003, I became a widow. Woody, my husband of almost 10 years
Individuals perpetrating unspeakable acts of violence is not a new phenomenon. What’s new, rather, are the altered states of consciousness induced by antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs well-documented to promote homicidal and suicidal behavior in susceptible individuals. Although semi-automatic weapons have enabled the infliction of mass casualties at an unprecedented scale, massacres perpetrated by lone
The evidence that our brain health depends on our immune systems and hormones continues to pile up. Given this interconnectedness, dubbed psychoneuroimmunology, it makes sense that interfering with our delicate hormonal balance can influence psychiatric diagnoses like depression. Yet over 100 million American women are prescribed synthetic hormones in the form of oral contraceptives