It seems as if mental illness is becoming more of an epidemic every day. Chances are if you aren’t struggling with it, you know someone who has.
Mental Illness is a serious issue, but of course the big pharma reps are going to take advantage of it for personal gain.
Mental illnesses are claiming more lives than ever! When I say claiming lives, I do not mean people are generally dying. When living with a mental illness, it can prohibit your ability to function as a normal human being. They can take the joy out of the things you used to enjoy the most! Essentially, Mental Illness creates a lifeless body just going through the motions of a day to day schedule. In modern times, everyone has succumbed to the hustle and bustle. People are working 60 and 70 hour work weeks, and still living paycheck to paycheck. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that this lifestyle can lead to mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression.
Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness. Anxiety disorders affect over 40 million adult Americans 18 years of age and older. This is about 18% of the US population. Similarly, depression affects more than 15 million people 18 years or older. That is about 6.7% of the population. All together Mental illnesses affect about 26.2% of the United States population. At this rate, mental illnesses could be seriously debilitating to the future of our country and world. These illnesses should be taken very seriously, not abused for profits. However, that is exactly what is happening.
With the discovery of the mental illness, came along with the invention of something called an Anti-depressant. The name of the drug really sounds convenient, although they are exactly the opposite. An antidepressant is solely known as a drug used to alleviate depression. Scientifically, antidepressants are supposed to correct an imbalance of brain chemicals that might be the cause of depression. They are used for a wide variety of mental disorders including anxiety, social anxiety, and panic attacks. The usage of Antidepressants has increased by about 10 million users. In 1996, there were about 13.3 million people prescribed antidepressants. By the year 2010, the figure stood at a whopping 23.3 million!
Antidepressants are also known as SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). They work by controlling the amount of serotonin entering the brain. Besides the fact that antidepressants more commonly cause depression, rather than solving it, they can have horrible side effects. These side effects consist of physical symptoms, sleep disturbances, daytime sleepiness, Migraine headaches, and more. Antidepressants, in a nutshell, is basically this: In the process of alleviating depression, antidepressants are more commonly known to induce symptoms of depression, rather than alleviate them…
Antidepressants are horrible for your body. Pretty much anything that disturbs the chemistry of your brain is awful for you. If you suffer from Depression, Anxiety, or other mental disorders, try these natural ingredients and methods that are shown to reduce the symptoms of depression. Acupuncture, for example, has been shown to effectively treat depression. Acupuncture works to redirect your body’s flow of energy using carefully placed needles. For depression, pressure points in the hands and feet are known to increase the flow of Serotonin to your brain naturally. Hypnosis and magnesium supplements have also been shown to effectively treat depression!
If you suffer from anxiety disorders, look no further than Yoga. Yoga has been practiced for centuries in defeating anxiety and depression. Yoga has an emphasis on breathing which is beneficial to those in search of anxiety relief. Focus on breathing to lower the heart rate and effectively alleviate the feelings of anxiety. Though the safety of long-term use is debated, kava extract has been found to be effective in the short-term treatment of anxiety. Studies have shown that users feel the symptoms of anxiety less often, and depression levels also drop. But the supplement should only be taken for a short period of time for acute anxiety and stress.
There are natural methods of treatments out there for virtually any health issue. Antidepressants are expensive, laboratory born, and are toxic to our bodies. Do not partake in the profiteering of the big Pharmaceutical Industry. Resort to only mother nature’s cures!