If you’ve read recent reports that state “US suicide rates surge to a 30 year high,” you might first justify the reality with the fact that things feel very wrong in our world today. On a personal, national, and planetary level, people are suffering to survive and the distress is coming from all sides –
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.
We all love the idea of a magic pill. A safe, effective, quick fix. I certainly do. I thought that I was prescribing them, for years, to my patients suffering from insomnia, forgetfulness, lack of motivation, tearfulness, fatigue, flat mood, hopelessness, and irritability. I believed that I was helping them, doing something to ease their
Adapted from A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD A silent tragedy in the history of modern health care is happening right now in America, but no one is talking about it. We have been told a story of depression: that it is caused by a chemical imbalance and cured by a chemical
I wrote this blog for the many women who tell me that they feel pressured to take meds. They feel pathologized by the diagnosis, like a scarlet letter D, their new name. They come to me because they know I will work with them to make real changes that are at the heart of their
Suffering from depression and multiple health issues, Ann Peterson takes us through her journey to a healthy and productive lifestyle. I suffered my first depression in my senior year at high school. I had problems concentrating on school work and suffered night terrors and even hallucinated occasionally. In retrospect, I was eating very poorly and was