TAG: anti-depressants

Antidepressant Effects of Ayahuasca

GreenMedInfo Research Group – One study highlights the efficacy of Ayahuasca, a native Amazonian plant, as a powerful antidepressant in treatment-resistant depression.

Are Children Medicated for Convenience, or Necessity?

Dr. Mercola – The diagnosis of mental illness in children is far from an exact science. Modern psychiatry has expanded its reach to the point that even the most normal of emotions and mental states are now labeled as one “disorder” or another.

Is Our Society Manufacturing Depressed People?

Mel Schwartz, Guest Waking Times An Epidemic of Depression Our society is in the throes of a virtual epidemic of depression. The numbers are quite staggering. More than twenty percent of the American population will experience at least one episode of what we refer to as clinical depression. We need to look deeper into this

Manufacturing Madness: The Pseudoscience of Modern Psychiatry

Gary Null, PhD, GreenMedInfo Waking Times Twenty-six years have passed since Prozac, the antidepressant drug, was introduced to the US market and quickly achieved the label of a “wonder drug.” In the decade that followed, other antidepressant drugs including paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), fluvoxamine (Luvox), and citalopram (Celexa) would be released, creating an entire class of medications

How I Survived Modern Psychiatry – A True Story

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times Learning to find your own way in this backward world is no easy task. Our indoctrination into this culture and society is different for everyone, of course, but a common principle instilled in us is that certain members of our community are to be revered as credible by virtue of their

A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Using Drugs

Kelly Brogan, MD, Mercola Waking Times When I see new patients, I do not prescribe medication for them. Patients who come to me know that I plan to help them understand “why” they are experiencing “what” they are going through. Once I have tapered patients off of medication, we use alternatives if symptoms crop up

The Violent Side Effects of Antidepressants that Many Ignore

Dr. Mercola Waking Times In light of a long list of mass shootings over the past several years, the causative role of psychiatric drugs in violent events will undoubtedly have to be evaluated and addressed at some point. Personally, I’d vote for sooner, rather than later. Antidepressants in particular have a well-established history of causing violent side

Groundbreaking Study Finds Turmeric Extract Superior to Prozac for Depression

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo Waking Times A new study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, controlled clinical trial that the primary polyphenol in turmeric known as curcumin is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression.[1] The research was performed at the Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India,

Anti-Depressants Don’t Work for Mild or Moderate Depression

Paul Fassa, Natural Society Waking Times A Harvard Medical School lecturer, psychologist and Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies at Harvard, Irving Kirsch, was recently featured in a CBS 60 Minutes new program with a claim that put a chink into the pharmaceutical industry’s armor. Professor Kirsh provided a documented conclusion that pharmaceutical anti-depressants don’t work for mild to


Steven Taylor, Reality Sandwich Waking Times Several writers of my acquaintance, such as Allen Ginsberg and Ed Sanders, developed the habit of keeping extensive files of press clippings on stories of personal interest. Noam Chomsky, we’re told, does the same thing. An individual news report may mention something in passing that may seem secondary to

Depression Chemical Imbalance Doesn’t Exist, Experts Say

Elizabeth Renter Waking Times What if you went to a crime ridden street corner, suffering from depression, and were told that a certain drug could change how you felt about things? What if you went to your doctor and were told the same thing? While the corner drug dealer and your physician might have different

Drugs You Don’t Know About: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Tainting the Water Supply

Kelsey Coy Waking Times Think you know what pharmaceuticals you ingest everyday? Think again. Several decades worth of research, most recently and notoriously an April 2008 AP Investigation, has confirmed the pervasive presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in our nation’s water supply. Lesser known sources of water pollution, these drugs include antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones.

Antidepressants Could Cause Harm to Heart, Brain, and Bones

Did you know that roughly 10% of the American population suffers from depression? It isn’t exactly a coincidence, with the FDA approving a wide variety of damaging foods and drugs that many millions of Americans consume each day. The FDA isn’t helping the population with their approval of the dozens of antidepressant medications on the market – it in fact is doing the exact opposite.

Neuroscientist Marc Lewis on His First Acid Trip

SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) like paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine (Prozac) are the most prescribed pills in the U.S., used to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and undefined feelings of ickiness. Instead of getting rid of serotonin, these drugs block the reabsorption process so that serotonin keeps piling up in the synapses. The result: an extra-thick blanket of serotonin that filters out the intrusions of anguish and anxiety, making our inner worlds more secure.

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