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Initial post: Jan 25, 2010 7:25:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2010 7:26:21 AM PST
I have noticed that so many people talk about using medications to help with their depression. There have been many studies done that show many of those medications are the same as using a placebo to cure depression! This was an article recently published by the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/06/health/views/06depress.html

It talks about how drugs may only help severly depressed people. Many of us have moderate or seasonal depression which drugs may not help with. This book, Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way: Creating Happiness with Meditation, Yoga, and Ayurveda is a great book about healing depression naturally. It is a very easy read, not too technical, and gives so much helpful information on how to heal depression with out the use of medications.

They also have a website and a blog. I will post those links here:

http://healingdepression.wordpress.com
http://www.depressionproofyourlife.com

I hope this will help those of you who wish to either stop using prescription drugs or those of you who are considering taking prescription drugs.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010 12:38:44 PM PST
BluesKid says:
Prescription drugs usually only treat one neurotransmitter such as serotonin, and depression usually involves a depletion of several NTs like dopamine, norepi, etc. Even if you boost levels of all these chemicals with various drugs, it's hard to fine tune the balance, which is equally important as having enough. Better to get to the source of the problem, which is usually nutritional or lifestyle related (stress, lack of exercise). Magnesium supplements were the silver bullet for me. Someone in another discussion reported chromium did the trick. You need to give your body the natural fuel it needs to produce enough of the right NTs for every moment of your life. When it comes to what chemicals your need, your brain is smarter than a psychiatrist. I would also say CBT is helpful for taking control of your thoughts. Your brain is like a computer, you just need to find the buttons (mainly OFF). You don't have to think a thought if you don't want to, you control your brain not the other way around. I'll bet no one ever told you that.

Posted on Feb 1, 2010 9:46:03 AM PST
Karen Black says:
For what it's worth, I am also using the Sota Biotuner BT7 and have found it to be quite helpful. For someone looking for a drug free alternative, (which I was) look it up. for me it was worth the money. Even my psychiatrist is interested in my results. (I also suffer from ADHD) So far, no need for antidepressants. I agree with Mr. Crumbles as well... I am supplementing with vitamins... B complex, Vitamin D3, iron and iodine (for thyroid function, which is a major cause of depression)
And I have practiced yoga in the past... it is an EXCELLENT tool when I can muster the motivation to do it! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2010 8:08:19 AM PST
js33 says:
Mr Crumbles,
Fascinating - but what do you do when the on off brain button is broken? My mind goes from the time I open my eyes - and you should see my dreams!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2010 7:19:16 AM PST
Prescription drugs treat only one aspect of the physiology---the brain. Depression is a condition that intimately involves many facets of you; your physical being as well your mental, emotional, social and spiritual self. I am glad you are feeling better and that what you are doing is working for you. I certainly agree that the creating of physiological balance is the solution for treating and preventing depression.

Great Resources:
http://www.depressionproofyourlife.com
Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way: Creating Happiness with Meditation, Yoga, and Ayurveda

Posted on Mar 26, 2010 2:03:07 PM PDT
Proper diet, exercise, and a good friend to talk to goes along way. Yoga and meditation will also give you a sense of well being. And when you're relaxed, why not try reading, 'Born To Return The Gift'. I'm trying to build up a readership from ground zero. It's about a woman struggling with depression. The premise of the book is that each life is a gift from God and what is done with it is a gift to Him in return. It has been reviewed as empowering and inspirational. While reading just remember that, "It's not words that impact people. It's the power of God manifested thorough a person's life that does.
Born To Return The Gift (Volume 1)

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 7:04:07 PM PDT
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