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Maintaining that depression is biochemically induced, temporary and treatable, Los Angeles psychiatrist Slagle presents a nutritional treatment utilizing amino acids and vitamin-mineral supplements that are available sans prescription in pharmacies and health-food stores. The author, who has a history of "intense depression," readily admits that her alternative approach is controversial but, despite some awkward and repetitious prose, makes a solid case for food-mood connections. Readers are advised to self-test to discover if they are depressed by answering a number of questions, provided here. If they test as severely depressed, Slagle recommends that they seek a psychiatrist; others, she says, can embark on this self-help program alone. But the vagueness of the illness and the self-test questions, and the complicated nature of the treatment program, will deter readers, perhaps rightly so, from attempting this regimen without professional help. 25,000 first printing; major ad/promo; Prevention Book Club selection; author tour.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: St Martins Mass Market Paper (November 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312929145
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312929145
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,169,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ms. Slagle has generously made this updated edition of her book available free at her website, TheWayUp.com. The whole book can be downloaded in Adobe. Her website also has a lot of interesting information on it. Good luck!
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This book emphasizes the amino acid, nutritional solution to depression, and it is excellent. The book is well written, Dr. Slagle is a practicing psychiatrist with backgrounds at UCLA and USC. My depression symptoms were so severe, and lasting for over 15 years, that I went on medical disability after being fired from 3 good paying professional jobs. After reading this book, and also Dr. Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution (also excellent) I was able to see relief from the terrible depressions in just days, and after 50 days all my major symptoms had vanished. No most costly SSRI meds, doctor visits, adverse side effects, lost years....and besides, the SSRI and tricyclic medications didn't work anyway. This book gives a fast, low cost (amino acids, vitamins, food supplements) solution that had permanent medical results for me. An excellent book.
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Some time ago, I was living in a hellish state that was like some kind of bad drug trip: blurry consciousness, constant depression and lethargy, memory loss, attention deficit, and frequent suicidal thoughts that were nearly carried out on several occasions.

One day I was wandering in a haze after work, went inside a book store, and sought out books on depression. I read the premise of this book, and thought "what the hell, worth a shot."

After about 10 days of diet and nutritional modification to boost the mood-elevating brain chemicals as recommended in the book, I became a different person, and noticed a greatly increased energy level, and even reversal of hair loss! There were still some serious biochemical imbalances (such as chronic "yeast" and bacterial infections, food allergies, and chemical sensitivities) that affected my mental health, and remained undiscovered, but the nutritional information in this book set me on the right path. The sun began to shine again, and despite the remaining untreated conditions, there were enough "ups" to make life worth living again, and give me hope for the medication-free recovery that eventually did come about when I eventually became aware of and treated those other issues.

This book saved my life, and finally explained why some people can keep a smile through the worst misfortunes while others can be miserable while living the life of royalty.
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Everyone with depression should have this book, especially if it's your first book on how you can treat your depression with nutritional supplements, yes, even suicidal depression. Dr. Slagle's simple and easy-to-understand explanations give you the "instant hope" you so badly need. Her knowledge and experience in treating the physical causes of depression will give you the confidence to begin helping yourself out of the lost world of depression. I sincerely hope Dr. Slagle (TheWayUp.com) will re-print this book even just as it is.
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I'm one who is helped by this program. I go off the program, get depressed (I cry alot - feel sad), back on, feel fine, feeling weepy goes away. Brain chemistry seems to be be just a little off. Cost is minimal. Vendor suggested I read this back in 94. Been taking L-tryosine since. 2 gr/d. 4 gr. when business is bad. I have a high anxiety wife, she is much more mellow when she takes it regularly. She has noticed the difference.
May not work for everyone as everyones chemistry is different but it is certainly worth a try, just make sure you keep at it for 2 or 3 months as it is not an instant fix.
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The Way Up From Down Practical info., clearly explained by a Calif. psychiatrist whose depression didn't resolve taking the usual antidepressants or using therapy - but did recover using orthomolecular medicine - well referenced, clear, helpful. If you are depressed, it could help you restore normal mood without adverse effect. The method worked well for me - suggest checking with your doctor - don't count on him / her knowing about the restorative possibilities involved with orthomolecular medicine.
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Finally! Depression explained in a manner which makes sense to those of us who have not yet earned a doctorate degree. A great source of references for the management of depression for those who prefer natural remedies v. synthetic medications. Anyone coping with depression/anxiety will appreciate the thorough explanation of causes and alternative treatment options for this illness. As a sufferer of depression and anxiety myself, I found the detailed explanations satisfyingly scientific yet not too overwhelming for the lay person. A friend lent me the first copy of this book: I intend to buy at least 4 more copies for my relatives and friends also coping with the symptoms of depression.
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By D.B. on February 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I do not know a lot about taking vitamins for emotional health. But, the book was written by someone with a lot of experience. It spells out, at least in some depth, what to take (though each case is different, she gives the basic general approach, while listing different variables). The book helped me feel more comfortable trying to take supplements and what-not for my emotional health, and was encouraging for me. There is a long bibliography in the back. Comprehensive, a good place to start finding out about the vitamin/supplement approach to emotional health.
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