Psychiatric drugs are a monetary windfall for the pharmaceutical giants. Have these drugs been proven valid, safe, or effective? The research leads to a simple answer – no. Unlike other drugs such as for blood sugar and cholesterol, psychiatric drugs have been not shown to have ANY measurable effects on neurotransmitter imbalances that are supposed to cause depression. In addition, placebos have been shown to work just as well. Psychiatric drugs kill over 40,000 people per year and cause adverse reactions in more than half a million.

There can be lethal cardiac side effects (New England Journal of Medicine, Jan. 2009, Journal of American Cardiology 2009) and anti-psychotic drugs can DOUBLE the risk of sudden death from heart attack.

Is being sad or blue really a sign of a “disease” condition or chemical imbalance? No, it is a functional problem that can usually be corrected with brain based therapies, diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Also, the normal grieving period after the death of a loved one is certainly not a disease in spite of the fact that the drug manufacturers would have you believe it is a Valium deficiency. The MIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) (1983) stated: ” There is no evidence that there is anything wrong in the serotonergic system in depressed patients”. In other words, it is not a chemical imbalance.

Just the (scientific) facts: (1) anti-depressants do NOT provide any clinical benefits to mild or moderate depression (2) all psychiatric drugs have known and unknown risks (side effects) including suicide (3) anti-depressants lead to relapses and worsening of depression (4) 25-50% of children who take anti-depressants for 5 years will become bi-polar (5) anti-depressants lead to Dementia and cognitive loss.

DR BROWN’S FINE TIPS ON STOPPING DEPRESSION

(1) Chiropractic Neurology – balance your brain with brain based exercises for hemisphericity (asymmetry of brain function). Safe, proven techniques that are tailored for your individual needs. These include visual, auditory, olfactory (smell), proprioceptive (exercise, chiropractic adjustments, massage, and vibration), and cognitive exercises.

(2) Eliminate stress or your body will be out of balance with your life

(3) Go out and play and come back at dinner time. Get plenty of sunshine

(4) Have one belly laugh per day. THAT keeps the doctor away

(5) Never leave (or stay) home without your Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’S). High levels of EFA’s are absolutely essential for depressed patients.

If you have wondered if chiropractic approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, we look for the root cause of your depression. Our treatments are safe and effective. Blood work and a neurological examination is the first step to finding out what is wrong with your body and how to correct it. I’d like to help. Call today (303) 986-7600.

We proudly serve Denver, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Morrison, and Evergreen Colorado.

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor

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