Mild Depression Treatment Doesn't Alw...

Mild Depression Treatment Doesn't Always Mean Medication: 5 Ways To Stay Drug-Free

There are 8 comments on the Medical Daily story from Apr 25, 2014, titled Mild Depression Treatment Doesn't Always Mean Medication: 5 Ways To Stay Drug-Free. In it, Medical Daily reports that:

Depression can affect people at any age or state in life. One out of every 10 Americans reports symptoms of depression.

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La Crosse, FL

#1 May 7, 2014
Look at all the mental diseases and problems since the introduction of Prozac in 1989. ADD/ADHD....PTSD, Multiple personalities. 101 means to drug our children or create a problem in the society from the mental health industry. Get smart drugs too.

La Crosse, FL

#2 May 7, 2014
Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just now, for instance, in the predawn darkness of his comfortable, rambling home in Carmel, California, he has broken off his exercise routine to declare that “there is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.” Then an odd, reflective look crosses his face, as if he’s taking in the strangeness of this scene: Allen Frances, lead editor of the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (universally known as the DSM-IV), the guy who wrote the book on mental illness, confessing that “these concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries.” For the first time in two days, the conversation comes to an awkward halt.

La Crosse, FL

#3 May 7, 2014
There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"

APA lies to the American Public and puts the society in danger

No test for chemical imbalance. No medical model and no evident based medicine in psychiatry.

The fraud has been going on for more then 30 years since H W Bush was CEO, Eli Lilly and before in his VP under the Reagan Presidency when the essential Amino Acid "Tryptophan" was limited in the food chain and Prozac entered the market place. Lots of people compromised under the fraud of mental health services with made to order mental illnesses with mind altering drugs as the capitalist solution. The Republican ALEC solution.

There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"

"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical. No experiment has ever shown that anyone has an "imbalance" of any neurotransmitters or any other brain chemicals. Nor could any conceivable experiment demonstrate the existence of a "chemical imbalance," simply because no one, least of all the biopsychiatrists, has the slightest idea what a proper and healthy chemical "balance" would look like."

"...the views and beliefs of biopsychiatry have nothing to do with the answers to scientific questions in any case: the hunt for biological "causes" of "mental illness" is an entirely fallacious enterprise in the first place; the non- existence of data to support its assertions is quite beside the point."

"The latest edition of one pharmacology text has this to say about the status of depression as a disease: "Despite extensive efforts, attempts to document the metabolic changes in human subjects predicted by these [biological] hypotheses have not, on balance, provided consistent or compelling corroboration." This is a long-winded way of admitting that not even a scrap of evidence supports the idea that depression results from a "chemical imbalance." Yet patients are told every day - by their doctors, by the media, and by drug company advertising - that it is a proven scientific fact that depression has a known biochemical origin. It follows directly that millions of Americans are being lied to by their doctors; and people surely can't give informed consent for drug treatment when what they're being "informed" by is a fraud.... To sum up: there is no evidence whatsoever to support the view that "mental illness" is biochemical in origin; in other words, things like "Unipolar Disorder" and "Attention Deficit Disorder" simply do not exist."

Since: Jun 07

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#4 May 10, 2014
Ok, so if you've been on the meds non stop for 15 years, can you live without them ? I'm trying to wean off and at least 15 years on Elevil. Is it once depressed, always depressed ? Can I actually be ok with it gone ?

Citra, FL

#5 May 13, 2014
Any medication that has addictive properties should be avoided. The shortage of pharmaceuticals will come back to haunt you and create pain and suffering. The political wars between countries are here. Afghanistan supplies the Poppy plant that makes morphine and they don't exactly like the USA.

Talk with your doctor about cutting back on medications. Talk about Eliminating mind drugs including drugs like Reglan, Nexium and the heart medications. Remember that pain pills like Hydrocodone actually cause more pain.

Protect your interest and your family interest.

Santa Monica, CA

#6 Jul 16, 2014
Our bodies are NOT anti depressant drug deficient...

Back from 1991 to 2002, I was on a bunch of various AD's and I thought it was SLUGGISH thyroid all along, I was 53 or so, 10 yrs of wasted drugs...

Finally I got my Osteopathic MD to prescrbe Armour, no labs, nadda and in 4 days 10 yrs of depresstion lifted...this was clinical, not situational.

Then in 2006, some lowness came on again, and I found how Vit D deficient I was, long story.

So with Armour Thyroid and Vit D, no more drugs.....I avoid them with a passion.

I'm sure doing acupuncture also would help lift that cloud.
Dr Basim Elhabashy

Ahmedabad, India

#7 Jul 20, 2014
the Food and Drug Administration and medical journals, who he claims selectively publish studies that show the positive benefits to antidepressants.

Since: Aug 15

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

#9 Aug 26, 2015
I recommend you to take Ashwafera, this is a product-based anti-stress plants to relieve fatigue, nervous exhaustion, fight stress and memory loss. You can buy it here This is a great pharmacy, very safe and the best all products are natural.

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