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Updated on October 3, 2014

Back in the seventies (yes, I'm old) my husband walked out and I fell into a deep depression.

Afraid I was going to have a nervous breakdown, my mother said, "Go to the doctor! Get something!"

And off I went. See, even back then we were rapidly becoming a "a pill for every ill" society. And I was desperate for some relief. However, I lucked out. My doctor refused, saying, "You're supposed to be depressed!"

So, pitiful thing that I was, I had to get through it. And I did.

Now, it seems like every other person I talk to is on some sort of psychotropic drug. Maybe that's because I'm a stress management specialist. But you can't "fix" stress by taking a pill that will actually produce more stress.

I advise my clients to ask their doctor to be their mentor in getting off these meds. (You never want to just quit-- it's too dangerous!)

Psychotropic drugs create a long term dependency. You feel absolutely terrible if you quit. But it could be much worse if you don't.

To begin with, what are they doing with our children?

And What Is Planned For The Future?

Years ago we were warned about a program being developed to map our brains. Now it has been given the go-ahead by President Obama. This will appararently be used as treatment for mental illness. Big Pharma and the Psychiatic Association are looking forward to this. They can map everybody's brain and tell them what meds they need!

This new process they are working on is supposed to be then capable of making decisions for the human race. We're already equipped with the most powerful computer, our own brains. Unless they're doped up with some of the substances previously put together by this same group that is now making us fat, depressed, apathetic.

This is a big deal. You might want to go to for more information.

Health Takes A Back Seat To Profit

Most so called "mental problems" are actually the result of a physical disorder. But treating a physical disease isn't nearly as profitable as treating a mental disease! The top 5 pharmaceuticals gross more money than the gross national product of each of the countries on earth. 1/3 trillion a year. ( It can be fatal to ignore this, and yet we do.)

Also, a wide variety of prescription meds have been known to cause depression!

I work with a form of light therapy that has had excellent testimonials for relieving depression. Request more information about light therapy here!

Are doctors ordering a physical? - or are they just prescribing psychotropic drugs?

All of the following PHYSICAL disorders can be mistaken for mental illness!

  • Nutritional deficiencies

    Poor adrenal function

    Lack of exercise

    Lack of sunshine (please link to get lit)

    Thyroid stress



    Cushings disease

    Addison's disease

    Hormonal disorders


    Food Allergies

    Heavy metals

    Selenium toxicity

    Sleep disturbances

    Dental problems (Yes! Teeth are our spark plugs!)


    Heart problems

    Lung disease


    Multiple sclerosis

    Rheumatoid arthritis

    Chronic pain and inflammation


    Brain tumors

    Head injury

    Multiple sclerosis

    Parkinson's disease



    Liver disease

Here is what the waiver is supposed to say

  • 1. No Psychiatry "disorder" is an actual disease.

    2. Psychotropic drugs do not resolve mental problems.

    3. Psychotropic drugs mask symptoms and have long term side effects.

    4. Psychotropic drugs create dependency and addiction.

    5. Most mental problems are c aused by a physical illness.

    6. There are many effective non-drug options for medical problems.

Antidepressants: School Shootings, Suicide, And Addiction

Do You Have A Negative Outlook On Life?

One last thing to think about!

Often depression is a way of thinking. It is indisputable that people who get depressed tend to have a very negative outlook on life.

If you tell them about a positive activity that might left them from their depression, they will tell you all the ways where it won't work.

Of course if you habitually think negatively and are putting out that emotional energy you're going to receive it back.

It might help to think about your physiology. Stand up straight. Smile. Walk faster. Go out and do something that's fun.

You may not feel better at first. For sure, you don't get rid of the depression overnight. You're learning how to tune in to your feelings. It takes practice, but it can be fun!t

And just a note- did you know that some experts say that 2 handfuls of cashews has the same therapeutic benefit as prozac? go to and check it out for yourself!

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    • Bellezza-Decor profile image


      8 years ago from Canada

      B Vitamins and more particularly B12 helps. Very information and I like Bob Newhart's philosophy ~ stop thinking negatively!

    • microfarmproject profile image


      8 years ago

      Thank you for the info. I will pass this along to a famil member who would definitely benefit from looking into physical reasons for depression.

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      9 years ago

      Stay away from drugs and psychiatrists, that want to push anti-depressants on you when other natural therapies will do. Like stay away from negative people and situations, exercise and eat right which all leads to upping your energy level, hence, you overall vibe!

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      9 years ago

      Yes, they seem to keep pushing the drugs on us everywhere we turn!

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      9 years ago

      You know a lot of people still believe what the media and drug companies tell us? Drug free is for me!

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      9 years ago

      I know about the bad effects of drugs first hand having to watch my father go through the awful things he is going through because of it. Having many ailments, the doctors prescribed him many pills that are adversely affecting him and the doctors are so persuaded by the drug companies, it's hard to tell them otherwise, and nor would they want to because it will affect their profit.

    • checkyourvibe profile imageAUTHOR

      Cathy Slaght 

      9 years ago from St. Petersburg, Fl

      @Linda4Health: You are so right! Today am at an essential oil conference and one of the speakers said "If you are being treated for bipolar you are being treated by a quack." Pretty strong words but his point was that any mental disorder and particularly bipolar has a physical cause that doctors and psychiatrists know can be corrected without psychotropic drugs.

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      9 years ago

      Well said! There are lots of resources for getting off these drugs safely. Weaning may feel scarey and uncomfortable, but once the drug is out of your system, you will feel better. Try not to be afraid of your feelings. Remember, you need to feel it to heal it.


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