Are you depressed?
Altoona & Eau Claire, WI–
We are in the dog-days of winter and it is wearing on people. The lack of sun and heat can significantly impact your mood and health. Depression, or even Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), are very common conditions especially in the Midwest. In the U.S. it affects almost 19 million adults. The fastest growing demographic for antidepressant prescriptions is preschoolers! There are many misconceptions about these conditions. Many people seek help from a psychiatrist to help with their mood and symptoms. However, research has proven over and over again that medicating people is not the solution. Antidepressant medication has shown in research studies to be ineffective. In fact, in mild to moderate depression, the antidepressants did not outperform placebo. Yet, millions of American’s are written prescriptions every year. As you’ll see below, the side effects of antidepressants are dangerous. Read for yourself and make a correct decision.
I’ve also included an article from Dr. Mercola on the issue. Enjoy reading that at your leisure. Here is what I recommend to help with SAD or depression: chiropractic care to increase nerve function and adaptability to stress, exercise, sun (or Vit D supplement), prayer, & a nutritious diet that includes Omega-3 supplementation.
Naturally Restoring Your Health,
More information on this website:
- Antidepressants work for 35 to 45% of the depressed population, while more recent figures suggest as low as 30%. 
- Standard antipressants, SSRIs such as Prozac, Paxil (Aropax) and Zoloft, have recently been revealed to have serious risks, and are linked to suicide, violence, psychosis, abnormal bleeding and brain tumors. 
- Government (FDA) warnings highlight concerns over the efficacy and use of antidepressants in children. Antidepressants with the exception of Prozac have been banned in Britain for children. The BMJ recently reported they found no scientific evidence whatsoever that SSRIs work for preschoolers (or for anyone under eighteen). 
- Antidepressants (particularly SSRIs) work only as well (or less) than placebos. 
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has an 80% relapse rate in the long term. 
- Most doctors advise a combination of therapy and antidepressants.
Go on their website to see their references and read more.