Anti-Depressant Medication No Better Than Placebo Therapy
In a small study funded by the NIH (National Institute of Health) and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 3 randomized groups underwent either medication, talk therapy or placebo (a sugar pill) treatment.
One of the conclusions of the study was that both medication and talk therapy faired no better with the condition of depression than a placebo.
In my work, I see people with all kinds of conditions including those who feel their ‘moods’ are altered and one thing is clear ~ begin by fixing what they put in their mouth. AND find support for confronting aspects of their life that are overwhelming them.
But without proper nutrition ‘the mind’ which rests not in your brain but in your heart, among other organs according to asian medicine, must be properly nourished in order to maintain balance.
So, considering the overwhelming risks of many side effects including suicidal episodes, decreased libido and the very symptoms the drug is supposedly treating versus a harmless placebo or talk therapy AND the call to Do No Harm, I believe the choices are obvious with one addition ~ a personalized nutritional healing program, of course.
Happy Holidays To All~
SOURCE: http://bit.ly/vjbLCM Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, online November 29, 2011.