How Do They Know You’re Depressed?

The Number One drug sold today is for depression. There’s a whole lot of emotional pain in the world. With pain like that, people are looking for a solution. With such a painful condition like depression, it’s understandable that a diagnosis and a pill look to be a dependable port in the storm.

If this is you or someone you love, it’s important to look into causes of depression. The hope is to get your health and your emotions back to their God-given potential rather than looking at medicine as a best or permanent solution.

Illness is determined by a “measurable deviation from normal physical functioning.” With depressive and anxiety disorders, there is only a questionnaire to diagnose it, and the questions are usually asked of someone who’s feeling stressed or blue at the time. It’s a subjective diagnosis at best and, at worst, can be a misdiagnosis.

Of great concern are the side effects of suicide and aggressive behavior that come with anti-depressants, plus a long list of other serious drug reactions. The reason for the concern can be seen by a host of recent celebrity deaths not from illegal drugs, but from prescribed ones.

Because of how severely these drugs alter brain function, more and more violence and suicides are being linked to these medications.

With hundreds of millions of prescriptions being written each year for anti-depressants, sleeping medications, and other anxiety-related pills, we have to realize that something is not right about all of this diagnosing and prescribing. Clearly, there are other causes and other cures to consider.

There are a number of common causes of depression, none of which are helped by anti-depressants. Some common reasons people get depressed are nutritional deficiencies like Vitamin B1, magnesium, potassium, and calcium deficiency, low endocrine function, hormone imbalances, insomnia, hypoglycemia, thyroid problems, adrenal problems, chronic viral infections, anemia, yeast infections, chemical sensitivity, weak digestion, poor diet, liver toxicity, dehydration, hypertension, food allergies, prolonged stress, and chronic disease.

While an anti-depressant may or may not make someone feel better, it doesn’t eliminate any of the causes. If there is a problem, the first step is to remove the interference and get back to healthy. Depression is a difficult and complex issue. It’s just not simply solved by a diagnosis and drug. Certainly being told simply to take drugs for the rest of your life isn’t a permanent solution.

If someone has been diagnosed and prescribed medications already, it is not wise just to stop the drugs. While this type of drug is dangerous to keep taking, it’s also dangerous to quit taking as well. Instead, people need to work with their prescribing doctors to get well and not accept just being told they are hopeless and sick.

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