Symptoms of Depression – Do you struggle with any of these?

What are the Symptoms of Depression Because depression really challenges and colors your life, it can affect your emotions, your energy, sleep patterns, mental functions, etc. The first step is to ask yourself a few questions to determine if you are dealing with any of the symptoms of depression. Your emotions – While we all experience the occasional “off day”, prolonged feelings of sadness for no apparent reason are definitely not normal.  Life is admittedly an ongoing challenge, and events … Continue reading

Depression and the placebo effect

Depression and the placebo effect If you’ve never heard of Kelly Brogan, MD, I have a great introduction for you!  Kelly Brogan is a holistic women’s health psychiatrist. She recently wrote a great post on depression and the placebo effect which I want to share with you. As someone who lived with depression for decades, in fact, for most of my adult life, I can tell you her work and her writing are though provoking and cutting edge.  She is … Continue reading

The Deadly Truth Behind Antidepressants

I took these.  In fact, I took 3 different versions of them.  I can only remember Zoloft and Paxil.  The first prescription I took for depression is lost to my memory. I think it’s really important to understand the deadly truth behind antidepressants. I’m linking here to a very informative article by Dr. Micozzi on anti-depressants.  I want you to have the opportunity to read it for yourself. What I can contribute to his post is my own personal experience. I … Continue reading

Depression – Side Effects of Antidepressants

Depression – Side Effects of Antidepressants I remember when I finally decided to get medical help for my depression.  It was after many years of denying that I was depressed.  I remember exactly where I was…it was on the deck of our house.  My husband was the one who finally said to me, “Aren’t you tired of being depressed?”  I called my doctor and began the process.  I had to talk to an LICSW (social worker) who then referred me … Continue reading