2. There are many self-care practices that are highly beneficial in overcoming depression.
Self-care may very well be the simple key for most people in overcoming depression. Simple things like exercise, meditation, spending time in nature and so on are surprisingly effective. Plus, the changing of one simply habit is often the pathway to redesigning your whole reality by changing all of your habits. Science can now tell, good personal care habits lead to good mental health.
“Here’s the reality, though. That reaction to antidepressants isn’t strange. It’s pretty normal. Common even. Leading scientists are even now finally admitting that the “chemically imbalanced” brain notion is bunk. This fact has largely been proven already in clinical trials of these drugs. They use something called the Hamilton Scale to determine where you lie on a continuum between pure ecstasy and suicidal tendencies. Just as a reference – getting enough sleep can bump up your Hamilton score by 6 points. Eating high quality, organic, plant-based food can bump you up another 6 points on the Hamilton scale. Listening to music you love, or spending time with friends can bump you up several more points – closer to joy and further away from despondency and depression.” [Source]
3. Antidepressants don’t really work as advertised.
Yes, antidepressants can severely alter your mood, making a person feel less depressed, but that is not quite the same thing as curing depression, and antidepressants are increasingly not working for people. Not only can they make all human emotions seem dulled down, including the emotion of joy, but they also do not address psychological concerns.
They are, however, habit-forming, as they create physical and psychological dependencies. This means it is logical to explore other options than just antidepressants, especially when the potential harms are factored in.
New research from Switzerland demonstrates this in a bit more detail:
In a recent study conducted at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, researcher Michael P. Hengartner came to the conclusion that, “antidepressants are largely ineffective and potentially harmful.”
“Due to several flaws such as publication and reporting bias, unblinding of outcome assessors, concealment and recoding of serious adverse events, the efficacy of antidepressants is systematically overestimated, and harm is systematically underestimated.” ~Michael P. Hengartner, Researcher at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland
Again, you never know when the right bit of information may have a huge impact on someone’s life. Sometimes a simple empowering message is enough to change the course of a life, and through personal empowerment, we know that anything is possible.
Sofia Adamson is a contributing writer for Waking Times with a keen appreciation for matters of science and the spirit.
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