The limits of anti-depressants

There was a great article published today in the Huffington Post by Dr. Christiane Northrup about the limitations of medications for the treatment of clinical depression.  Please click on the link below for the full article, but to summarize:  those with severe depression are helped by medication, but most people do not fall into the category of “severely depressed” (most are considered “mild to moderate”).  For those with mild or moderate depression, re-establishing brain chemistry and receiving psychological support are most important.

One of the best ways to support healthy brain chemistry is by taking Fish Oil and 5-HTP supplements.  Both can be found at your local health food store.

Exercise, psychotherapy, acupuncture, massage, and a nutrient-dense diet have also proven effective for depression and anxiety.  If you or a loved one are struggling with your mental health, give Marin Acupuncture Clinic a call for a free consultation.  We have many resources for you and can bill your insurance for your office visits.

Here is the link to the Huffington Post article:

May we all be free from suffering and from creating the causes of suffering.  May we all attain peace and happiness and create the causes of peace and happiness.

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