In this video, learn the myths behind the pharmaceutical model of mental illness. Surprisingly, the clinical trials funded by big pharma demonstrating the benefits of drugs for psychiatric disease show a complete lack of compelling evidence behind the use of antidepressants and improvement in patients that receive them. This amazing talk will completely change your view
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.
One of my long term goals is to set up holistic rehab facilities for patients withdrawing from psychiatric medications. What I have witnessed, in my practice, around bezodiazepine (“anti-anxiety”) medication dependence has been sobering. There is, finally, an emerging acknowledgement that antidepressants are habit forming, but medications like Xanax and Valium have been known to be
With 1 in 5 Americans taking a psychiatric medication, most of whom, long term, we should probably start to learn a bit more about them. In fact, it would have been in the service of true informed consent to have investigated long-term risks before the deluge of these meds seized our population over the past
With 11% of Americans on antidepressants and one in four women of reproductive age, one would assume these pharmaceutical products are well-studied and clinically indicated. As I have discussed, unfortunately, psychiatric research suffers from profound conflict of interest and corruption of its data set. We are also turning a blind eye toadverse effects that strike
Was depression once an adaptive response to the environment? I’m generally of the opinion that the body doesn’t make mistakes and that millions of years of evolution were in the service of millions of years more. A review in the Journal of Affective Disorders by Durisko et al attempts to answer the question, “Why?” we
This week Dr. Kelly Brogan joins Julie to shine light on the physiology and treatment of depression. Listen in as they cover how depression is mistreated in Western Medicine, understanding it’s root causes, and what to do about it. A great discussion complete with an exploration of postpartum depression and the importance of deep nutrition