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
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.
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
Note: The author acknowledges, with great compassion, that this is a challenging topic for the many individuals who make the difficult decision to begin treatment with psychiatric medication. All patients must be given the most complete and accurate information about these medications, including: side effects (risk for dependence, violence, impulsivity, etc), the importance of properly
“All I know is that Prozac saved my best friend’s life,” said a slightly agitated young woman in the third row of the conference room. “You must be wondering how that can be true, and how everything I’ve just presented about over the past hour on the corruption of psychiatric data can also be true?” I