Searing stomach pain, racing heart, hair loss, missed periods, flared psoriasis, burning fingers, constipation, confusion, frequent upper respiratory infections, and 9 months of intractable insomnia. No, this is not why Rachel went on Zoloft in the first place. No this is not a “relapse”. She came to me at the end of her rope, hanging
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.
What YOU Can Learn From Hundreds of Patients Every year, millions of people worldwide choose to take a pharmaceutical approach to treating their depression. For some, antidepressants provide a temporary reprieve from what feels like an unbearable weight. For others, antidepressant use creates more negative and undesired side effects than benefits. The antidepressant medication approach
Many of the women I work with are initiated to themselves through a dark night of the soul during their medication taper process. I have become very comfortable holding space for this birth process, not unlike a midwife who reflects back to the entranced birthing woman her primal capacity for creative expansion. Sometimes, something has
Did your doctor or friendly pharmacist tell you that the flu vaccine could put your mental health at risk? According to the latest research, the notoriously ineffective,1 2 3 illness-inducing,4 5 potentially paralytic, 6 and even lethal7 8 flu vaccine has one more side effect to add to the list: depression. One would imagine that
Editorial note: As a physician trained to regard informed consent around pharmaceuticals, I believe there can never be too much information provided to women who must make decisions about exposing their future children to medications. The pharmaceutical industry and its minions were apparently so threatened by the article you are about to read that they