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Anti-depressants Alternative, Banbury

Updated on February 2, 2015

Alternative to anti-depressants

"Antidepressants are dangerous" say some headlines, with good cause, but what are the alternatives?

New studies and trials are constantly published to show the benefits, or otherwise, of the use of antidepressants. (To take your mind off it, should there be a hyphen in anti-depressants or not?).

There is no doubt that the Western world is wedded to the pharmaceutical solution of Prozac and other similar chemical antidepressants. So why, if they are so wonderful, is the Eastern world not similarly burdened with such chemical coshs but rely instead on alternative antidepressant therapies?

Perhaps they know something that we in the West do not - or is it that we (conveniently for the pharmaceutical industry) are simply brainwashed to accept these hard-core solutions?

Here at The Paloma Centre in Banbury we offer alternative antidepressant therapy based upon Hypnotherapy, Meridian Energy Therapies and CBT which is demonstrably effective. Why not call us on 01295 812138 and discuss your own personal concerns.

Antidepressants are not the only answer.

Antidepressants only deal with the symptoms.

Therapy deals with the underlying issues which, when resolved, can eliminate the need for generalised chemical antidepressants.

The causes for depression are specific to the individual - so the therapy should be as well!

For individual attention visit The Paloma Centre.

01295 812138

CBT - a useful therapy for depression

Alternative therapies for "depression"

The unholy alliance of the pharmaceutical industry and the medical profession would have us believe that there really is no alternative to the chemical cosh. Exagerated? Try asking your GP for a course of Acupuncture or Meridian Energy Therapy and see how far you get!

As a therapist I recommend what I think is in the best interest of my client, the medical profession do not even consider most solutions - only those solutions which co-incide with the interests of the pharmaceutical industry.

It is true that of late NICE has allowed the use of CBT for Depression within the NHS, not that CBT is necessarily the best way forward for most people suffering with depression. As an anti-depressant it is of limited use on its own, relying as it does on building upon logical conclusions.

Unfortunately, Depression often has a far higher emotional, or subjective, component than logical and simply will not respond to such inappropriate "treatment". In fairness to the GP, he has a limited armoury to bring to bear, once he has prescribed antidepressants or CBT he has nowhere else to go.

However, in the private sector we have a wide variety of more appropriate therapies, therapies without side effects, more natural therapies and where the therapy can be delivered according to the specific needs of the individual client, addressing their own unique requirements, a truly holistic approach.

If you wish to discuss your own concerns for anti-depression therapy do call us and talk them through on 01295 812138 or visit our website at The Paloma Centre.

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      6 years ago

      Very interesting piece. I know the research tide is turning against antidepressants--but I still find that my clients who are placed on them tend to have results they weren't getting without them. Sometimes it's just hard to know what the right thing is to do to fully alleviate the terrible suffering of the depressed person.

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      6 years ago

      You're so right about the Western world being over medicated. As a child I don't remember seeing pharmacies on every street corner the way you do now.

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      as i have previously said, travel down south where it is sunny and warm because winter really makes us so depressive.

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      6 years ago

      Came back to google +1 this very helpful lens, thank you for the work that you do David.

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      6 years ago

      I do believe that anti-depressants have a use in acutely suicidal patients, it gets them 'over the hump' so to say. However, depression has a high rate of recurrence, which begs the question, 'Did we resolve the root cause?' The highest rate of success seems to be with therapy and medication combined (weaning onto and off of medication slowly is important). With the right therapist and open communication, I feel the root causes can be dealt with and the person is (we hope) healed. I certainly believe in the power of therapy as prevention of future episodes of depression. It is not a sign of weakness to suffer depression nor should anyone feel ashamed of it. It is as real as a broken leg and it is highly treatable.

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      6 years ago

      I actually abhor antidepressants. They are too addictive and have too many side effects. Instead, I prefer using natural herbs and supplements like Kava or 5-HTP.

      I've been wanting to try CBT for a while. I've heard it works wonders, but I've had a hard time finding a therapist that specializes in it.

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      sushilkin lm 

      7 years ago

      Nice lens ! Thanks for sharingme

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      10 years ago

      Great lens with a great deal of very useful information. I also found another site that has scientific trial infomation and user feedback, check out


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