Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Is Brain Drug The Cure To Depression?

Depression is a worldwide problem. In the medical field, it's much easier for doctors (largely controlled by the moneyed pharmaceutical industry!) to write out a drug prescription and talk to a patient in just a few minutes. People want the quick fix of pharmacy.

But are brain drugs really the answer to the growing epidemic of depression?

An editorial that appeared in the medical journal "Biological Psychiatry" says this:

"The overall influence of the (pharmaceutical) industry is to emphasize drug treatment at the expense of other modalities: psychotherapy, social approaches, nutritional, herbal and natural remedies, rehabilitation, general hygienic measures, non-patentable drugs, or other alternative approaches. It focuses attention on disorders that are treatable by drugs, and may promote over diagnosis. It reinforces the practice of dealing with disease by treatment of symptoms, and diverts interest from prevention."

Brain drug is not an answer to depression. An effective treatment of psychological, emotional, and even spiritual condition should be focused on addressing the cause rather than the symptom. Depression, and even other mental health conditions, can be eliminated safely and effectively without taking drugs, such as Prozac. With Prozac and other brain drugs, the side effects are dangerous and life-threatening.

Thomas Edison once wrote, "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."

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