Thursday, 4 December 2014

From Psychotropic Drugging to Natural Mood Cure

Two documentary films: Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging and The Marketing of Madness: The Truth About Psychotropic Drugs. Together they are a pretty damning revelation about modern psychiatric attitudes and the long reach of the pharmaceutical companies. As a counterpoise to this doomsaying, I include a recent find in the form of Julia Ross (originator of The Diet Cure). Her website is here but I include some of her blurb below:

We're in a bad mood epidemic. Depression and anxiety have tripled in the last ten years. The Mood Cure explains why and provides the good news that we can feel better emotionally, without the use of caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, or anti-depressants-and the even better news that we can begin to see the results in just one day. The Mood Cure is a comprehensive natural approach that jump-starts your program with brain-fueling amino acids combined with a high-protein, healthy-fat, veggie-rich diet and other nutritional strategies. Beginning with the 4-part questionnaire to identify your mood type, The Mood Cure will help you to:

  • Lift the dark cloud of depression
  • Blast the blahs
  • Cool anxiety and stress
  • Comfort oversensitive feelings
  • Let go of emotional eating
  • Recover from addictions
  • Find reliable alternatives to anti-depressants

As of 2009, more than 10% of the US population was taking one or more of the antidepressant drugs in the SSRI, or SNRI categories. The CDC announced that these drugs constituted the most commonly prescribed medications in the US and that since 1988 the number of Americans taking them has doubled. Now at least 27 million of us, over the age of six, are taking the medication.

As I mention on the first page of the Mood Cure, we are suffering an epidemic of depression, with low moods 100 times more common now than they were 100 years ago. Most people who are taking or considering antidepressants really do need help, for themselves or for their children. Unfortunately, even tragically, the millions of people taking these drugs often know little to nothing about their side effects. More importantly, they don’t know that effective, safe, and natural alternatives.

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