Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Why are we giving children (with MILD depression) anti-depressants?

This is one of the many reasons why I started this blog. Too many people-- even children!-- are abusing anti-depressants without first trying natural alternatives. There's no excuse for these doctors to prescribe these dangerous pills so quickly when there's a wealth of natural alternatives out there if one just looks. In fact, we've listed over 150 at this point!

On a side note, I've started taking the natural, side-effect free SAMe. I take this in combination with my exercise regimen and a B-complex, and I've never felt better.

Anyway, the 'Independent Health Mutual' has raised important concerns. In a press statement, they said only "11% of adolescents that have been prescribed anti-depressants are given follow-up treatment by a psychotherapist". Outrageous.

"While the treatment should in the first instance be given by a psychotherapist and only in the case of serious depression should anti-depressants be used". You can read more by clicking the link below. In addition, I've embedded a related, heart-breaking video.