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
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.
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
It turns out that chronic diseases don’t need to be chronic. Medication does not need to be lifelong. Symptoms and struggle don’t need to feel oppressive. And you don’t need to be dependent on a medical system that is keeping you sick. Meet some of the everyday folks who are blazing the trail of radical
Have you been told that your mental illness is a chronic condition? Have you been diagnosed with an ‘incurable’ disease like depression? Were you told that your only hope is to manage your symptoms by taking lifelong medications? What if you could eliminate this diagnosis by simply fixing nutrient deficiencies or correcting physiologic imbalances? As
Side effects may include the inability to connect with your own soul.” That’s what the insert should say. Nobody reads it, so it doesn’t matter. In 1992, when I was twenty-five, I was prescribed Prozac after a long period of unrelenting depression. Even though the antidepressants never worked for me I was told that medication