Category Archives: Depression

Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depression

By Dr. Mercola, Waking Times

According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,1,2 affecting an estimated 322 million people globally, including more than 16 million Americans, 6 million of which are seniors.3 Statistics also reveal we’re not being particularly effective when it comes to prevention and treatment. Worldwide, rates of depression increased by 18 percent between 2005 and 2015.4

If you or someone you love is struggling with depression or some other mental health problem, remember that your diet is a foundational aspect that must not be overlooked. As noted in a 2015 study5 published in the medical journal Lancet: Continue reading Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depression

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Why Ayahuasca is So Effective at Treating Depression

By Dylan Charles, Waking Times

Some great number of years back a maniacal psychiatrist wanted me to hop on the antidepressant bus. I asked him for how long I might need to be on the pills, to which he replied, “Forever.”

You see, according to this esteemed professional I had a chemical imbalance that would require the ongoing supplementation of mass-produced chemicals into my body and brain. It was not my fault, he suggested, just bad luck in the procurement of serotonin, he supposed.

Turns out he was dead wrong. And lucky for me, I was able to muster the courage to dump his free-sample pills in the trash and pursue a different healing path. Continue reading Why Ayahuasca is So Effective at Treating Depression

3 Empowering Facts About Depression for Those Who Have It

By Sofia Adamson, Waking Times

Mental health is an exceptionally big issue in today’s world. Not only are rates of depression higher than ever and rising, but there are more people than ever taking psychotropic medications. At the same time, the craziness in the world seems to be accelerating, adding evermore stress and feelings of disempowerment. In this environment it is easy to forget how much power you have over your mental health.

There really is no other way to say it: depression just plain sucks. But as time goes by we learn more and more about what causes it and how best to combat it. Knowledge is power, and sometimes just a simple shift in perspective can bring about a dramatic change for the better. Continue reading 3 Empowering Facts About Depression for Those Who Have It

LSD Blurs Boundaries of Self and Others, Alleviates Depression

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

Yet another study has emerged demonstrating the benefit of LSD in treating various mental health issues.

LSD reduces the borders between the experience of one’s own self and others. For that reason, it affects social interactions.

Researchers at University of Zurich have found that a serotonin receptor in the brain is crucially involved in the psychological mechanisms that involve experiencing both the self and others. Continue reading LSD Blurs Boundaries of Self and Others, Alleviates Depression

Studies Show Treating Depression with SSRI Drugs May Sabotage Your Well-Being

By Anna Hunt, Thanks to Natural Blaze

Mild depression. Situational depression. Anxiety. These don’t seem like the types of psychological problems that would lead to aggression, addiction and suicide. Yet, that is exactly what’s happening more frequently than ever before.

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When Prozac came out in 1988, it was supposed to make everyone happier. Eli Lilly sold us on the idea that Prozac will solve depression and a host of other mental problems. What really happened is the reverse! Continue reading Studies Show Treating Depression with SSRI Drugs May Sabotage Your Well-Being

How To Skyrocket Productivity When You’re Stressed Or Depressed

By Lesley Vos, Collective Evolution

It’s the morning of February 11, 2017. Lester will never forget it.

His alarm rings, he tries to get out of bed, but…he can’t.

Lester’s body feels like a sandbag forced down to the mattress, his mind races, and his eyes well up with tears. The first emotion is fear. I’ll be late for work! Lester attempts to leave the bed. No luck. He calls his boss and asks for a day off for health reasons.

That day turns into weeks spent in bed with thoughts about pointless life, loneliness, and useless work. Lester is stressed. Or, as they say, he has emotional burnout. Continue reading How To Skyrocket Productivity When You’re Stressed Or Depressed

Art Therapy Shows Clear Effect on Severe Depression

via Natural Blaze

There is a clear effect of art therapy on severe depression, University of Gothenburg reports.

Previous studies have shown a direct effect that art has on stress – any skill level included! Another study takes a look at how art centers us.

Create a picture of how you are feeling on this particular day, said the first exercise in the art therapy. After ten treatments the patients who suffered from severe or moderately severe depression had shown more improvement than the patients in the control group, shows research at Sahlgrenska academy. Continue reading Art Therapy Shows Clear Effect on Severe Depression

Apps Are Reducing Depression

By April McCarthy, Prevent Disease

New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition.

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Depression is the most prevalent mental disorder and a leading cause of global disability, with mental health services worldwide struggling to meet the demand for treatment. Continue reading Apps Are Reducing Depression

More Doctors and Scientists Now Agree: Depression is a Physical Illness

By Alex Pietrowski, Waking Times

For those looking for a way out of depression, recent research offers a totally different approach than is what is being offered by most doctors and psychiatrists. It centers around the findings in a host of new research which suggests that many cases of depression may be physical in nature, rather than rooted in a chemical imbalance or psychological disturbance. Continue reading More Doctors and Scientists Now Agree: Depression is a Physical Illness

Magic Mushrooms May Hold Key to Long-Term Relief from Anxiety and Depression

By Dr. Joseph Mercola, Wake Up World

According to data from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the prevalence of anxiety disorders in the U.S. may be as high as 40 million, or about 18 percent of the population over the age of 18, making it the most common mental illness in the nation.[1],[2] This includes generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety and panic disorder. Research[3] published in 2015 also noted that anxiety (characterized by constant and overwhelming worry and fear) is becoming increasingly prevalent in the U.S., presently eclipsing all forms of cancer by 800 percent. Continue reading Magic Mushrooms May Hold Key to Long-Term Relief from Anxiety and Depression