5 Ways of Coping With Depression

5 Ways of Coping With Depression

5 Ways of Coping With Depression

...Without the use of drugs...

There are numerous ways one can deal with depression without using drugs.  You are obviously going to get your Doctor or Psychiatrist going on about these treatments not being tested; things like certain supplements or having dubious results.

Well, compare the fact that vitamin C has likely not ever killed anyone.  There are some supplements that have a more erratic history but this information needs to be taken with the proper comparative data.

For example:

1. St John’s Wort - $55 million spent on this one annually in the US of A.  For the purpose of alleviating depression.  There are side effects of this one.  The majority of side effects, I have found, from the bit of research that I’ve done, is when taken in conjunction with pharmaceuticals that are also taken for the purposes of alleviating depression.  Pretty easy to find the side effects of these anti-depressant drugs.  As anything you take, do your own research and make sure that the products that you take play well together.

2. Exercise - The Mayo Clinic(http://www.mayoclinic.org) recommends exercise.  Exercise can help in a couple of ways according to their website. From a ‘chemical’ standpoint, it releases ‘good’ chemicals into your system(in a much more natural way than anti-depressants). Some of these are: neurotransmitters, endorphins and endocannabinoids.  Secondly, exercise tends to take your mind off your worries, increases confidence and pride and often gets one out and about so there is more social interaction.

3. EMpowerPlus: This is product developed in Alberta Canada by a company called TrueHope(http://www.truehope.com/depression.html) Lots of testimonials and accolades.  A combination of vitamins and minerals developed originally to specifically deal with BiPolar Disorder.  One of the developer’s wives committed suicide as a result of this mental disorder and was determined to come up with a natural solution, which seems to work for a LOT of people.

4. Fast Food - Keep Away… Per The Science Daily )https://www.sciencedaily.com) “…A 42% increase in the risk [of depression] associated with fast food was found,…”.  There are numerous studies showing the relationship of depression and fast/junk food.  This is not a simple change for many as with it comes a bit of a lifestyle change.  If you are not going to eat at McDonald’s or order in Chinese food, what are you going to do.  Learn to cook?  This will actually do a couple of things(learning to cook, I mean) - it will get you healthier, which will obviously lessen depression and it will also get you more active, so you don’t ‘think’ so much.

5. Go for a walk.  LiThis is a bit like the exercise thing but not exactly.  I heard a story once about a woman who was very depressed after having a baby.  After nothing else working, a friend took her out for a walk.  She make her walk away from her home until she almost couldn’t walk any more then return home. Within a few days she was completely better.  If you are going to try this one, don’t go out to ‘think’.  While walking, look at things or touch things.  Look at trees, buildings, fire hydrants, lampposts.  If you have to make a game with yourself, then look for thing of different shapes or sizes or colours or whatever.  Figure out the game as you go or before you go.  That way you are forcing your attention outwards instead of introspecting.  Always healthier that way.

I really hope that you try some of these things.

Posted by greymouser in Depression
The Myth of the Chemical Imbalance in Your Brain

The Myth of the Chemical Imbalance in Your Brain

Every year or two, one sees in the media somewhere headlines akin to this:

“Scientists on the verge of confirming brain chemical imbalance causing depression!”  

Or some such trite.  Or they will make the wording such that one thinks it is a done deal when, really, there never has been any confirmation or proof.  But by wording these headlines a certain way and making sure it comes from multiple sources, it becomes ‘TRUTH’ (but really nothing but an Urban Legend).

I’ll send you $100.00 if you send me hard evidence that there is scientific evidence of chemical imbalance causing depression.

Even the online magazine “Psychology Today” discounts the theory of Chemical Imbalance.

This quote from an article in the above magazine by Mark L Ruffalo:

Having practiced psychotherapy now for nearly a decade, I continue to be amazed by the number of patients who come in and claim to have a chemical imbalance in their brain. Not only is the chemical imbalance theory of mental disorder unsubstantiated by any empirical research, but it has also been widely and publicly refuted by a number of prominent psychiatrists, like Allen Frances and Ronald Pies above. In fact, I have found that the most militant proponents of the chemical imbalance idea to be nonpsychiatrists—like social workers and clinical psychologists—who cling to the theory as a way of validating their status as "health professionals.”

Psychology Today - Chemical Imbalance

My favourite line this article is this:

“The chemical imbalance theory offers something else, however, and that is the opportunity for the psychiatric patient to limit responsibility for his condition.”

If a person has some ‘condition’ that is ‘not their fault’, then it justifies all sorts of things.  Do drugs with impunity.  “I have a physical ailment that I have to take drugs for.”

Who promotes this sort of thing?  Who benefits from this?  This basic idea of “I’m not responsible.” allows people to be on drugs at the workplace costing a country like the US of A billions of wasted dollars. Between the money that goes into the pockets of Big Pharma and the inefficiency caused by so many people doing drugs, I think if the terrorists were smart, they would let American just destroy itself.  If these terrorists that the American government was so worried about would just finance broader application and use of drugs for depression and help finance marketing of the ‘Chemical Imbalance’  idea, then they(the terrorists) could just sit back and watch the country die.

Big Pharma is way more effective at destroying and terrorizing the USA than the Al Qaeda will ever be.

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Drug your Children!

Drug your Children!

Before you allow your children to be subjected to the dubious wonders of drugs like Ritalin, read this article by Dr. Breggin.  He outlines exactly what various drugs actually do to the brain.  It brings tears to my eyes every time I hear of some child's parent resorting to drugs to 'handle' any trouble they might be having.

Believe it or not, Doctors are paid big bucks to hand out these things and most of them have not done their own proper research as to side effects etc.

Psychiatric Drug Facts

Here is a short excerpt from the article:

"Antipsychotic drugs, including both older and newer ones, cause shrinkage (atrophy) of the brain in many human brain scan studies and in animal autopsy studies. The newer atypicals especially cause a well-documented metabolic syndrome including elevated blood sugar, diabetes, increased cholesterol, obesity and hypertension. They also produce dangerous cardiac arrhythmias and unexplained sudden death, and they significantly reduce longevity. In addition, they cause all the problems of the older drugs, such as Thorazine and Haldol, including tardive dyskinesia, a largely permanent and sometimes disabling and painful movement disorder caused by brain damage and biochemical disruptions.

Risperdal in particular but others as well cause potentially permanent breast enlargement in young boys and girls. The overall risk of harmful long-term effects from antipsychotic drugs exceeds the capacity of this review. Withdrawal from antipsychotic drugs can cause overwhelming emotional and neurological suffering, as well as psychosis in both children and adults, making complete cessation at times very difficult or impossible.

Despite their enormous risks, the newer antipsychotic drugs are now frequently used off-label to treat anything from anxiety and depression to insomnia and behavior problems in children. Two older antipsychotic drugs, Reglan and Compazine, are used for gastrointestinal problems, and despite small or short-term dosing, they too can cause problems, including tardive dyskinesia." (...more..)

Posted by greymouser in Advices
Big Pharma Owns You!

Big Pharma Owns You!

I'm tempted to copy and paste this whole article as I want it to be here as permanently as possible.  I'm amazed that this one has been up a whole week already.  These evil men and women from Big Pharma create more havoc and strife and grief on the American people in a month than all the terrorists in history put together.  The death toll is staggering.  

Almost 60,000 children in the USA alone visit emergency hospital rooms each year due to accidental overdoses.  (promises.com)  The information on this website is largely taken from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) How many children die or don't bother going?  Child gun accidents and injuries are nowhere close to this.  You never hear the end of it if a child gets injured by a gun but if 100 die or are injured by 'accidental' overdose it is never reported.  Why? Why not? Misdirection maybe.

Try and hold Big Pharma accountable...No Way!!  They are making far too much money and spread it around in the right places.  This is an decent article on the corrupt system and how Big Pharma controls the media and pretty much controls and influences how the American people think.  

Big Pharma owns Corporate America and YOU!

"According to a 2009 study by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, with the exception of CBS every major media outlet in the United States shares at least one board member with at least one drug company. Let me put it in perspective for you, these board members wake up, they go to a meeting at Merck or Pfizer, and then they have their driver take them over to a meeting with NBC to decide what kind of programming that network is going to air. For those board members who aren’t pulling double duty with a media conglomerate and a big drug company, they still understand that they can’t be honest and objective about big pharma because big pharma pays their bills." (...more here)

It sometimes amazes me how people get conned by all this.  Then I think how constantly overwhelming and insidious it is.  If you don't believe that you are somewhat 'brainwashed' by the media, try something:

Go for one month:

  1. Don't watch any news or ads on TV.  That will be nigh impossible for sports fans.
  2. No news on the radio.
  3. Refuse to click on any news item on Facebook or any other social media.  
  4. Don't even look at a newspaper. Unless it is to do the crossword puzzle or sudoku.
  5. Magazines - well, if you read one, you are going to see ads from Big Pharma.  

I doubt one in a hundred people could do this for a month but if you can...then see if  your view on life is any different.  Anyone that I have encountered that has done this has become a much more alive and less depressed person.  

There was a book written years ago called 1984 by George Orwell.  Many people know the phrase "Big Brother".  That is the book that it came from.  I found the book kind of dry but prophetic nonetheless.  The whole idea of books like this and Huxley's 'Brave New World' were to predict and warn against such a dark future and hopefully prevent it from happening.  No such luck.  Maybe we could be calling Big Pharma 'Big Brother' instead.

“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.” from George Orwell's 1984

So, read this article about Big Pharma and the money trail and see if it helps you become conscious.

Posted by greymouser in Big Pharma
The Myth of the Chemical Imbalance…Quote:

The Myth of the Chemical Imbalance…Quote:

"I don't believe I have ever heard a knowledgeable, well-trained psychiatrist make such a preposterous claim [that patients have a chemical imbalance], except perhaps to mock it...In truth, the 'chemical imbalance' notion was always a kind of urban legend—never a theory seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists." –Ronald W. Pies, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, the State University of New York and Tufts University School of Medicine

From Psychology Today (click the link for more)

Posted by greymouser in Advices
Is Psychiatry used as a terrorist tactic or tool for government control of populations?

Is Psychiatry used as a terrorist tactic or tool for government control of populations?

Is Psychiatry used as a terrorist tactic or tool for government control of populations?

An argument could easily be made for the above statement.  Many of earth’s governments, since before WW II have overtly used psychiatric torture techniques to control and incarcerate populations.

Here is a quote from one of psychiatry’s very own websites on how psychiatrists functioned at the behest of the Nazi government through the Second World War:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1828151/

“The professional status of psychiatrists did not place any obstacle to their participation in Nazi crimes, and many demonstrated a profound commitment to the atrocities. Psychiatrists were instrumental in instituting a system of identifying, notifying, transporting, and killing hundreds of thousands of mentally ill and "racially and cognitively compromised" individuals in settings ranging from centralized psychiatric hospitals to prisons and death camps. Their role was central and critical to the success of Nazi policy, plans, and principles.”

The above is not general public knowledge, you will not find this information promoted in mainstream media. Too much advertising money keeps media publications, online and elsewhere afloat - advertising money paid by the pharmaceutical industry which has a very high interest in seeing the continuance of the cult of psychiatry.

In this Wikipedia article one can see how psychiatry has often been used as a political tool in lieu of or preferably to bypass a legal system to incarcerate dissidents.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry  “By adjusting the definitions of mental disorders to the residing governments preferences, they can then put someone away for a definite or indefinite period of time without legal recourse.  Using psychiatric torture techniques, such as ECT, drugs, a lobotomy or a leukotomy, they can essentially shut someone up forever.”

Talk to pretty much anyone in this ‘dumbed down America” and they will accept without question that these techniques have been oft used in the past in such places as Nazi Germany and the old Soviet Union.  There are a myriad of books and movies that show the history of these barbaric techniques being used in these places.  But these are stories of historical movies aren’t they?

Guess what? These horrific, terror tactics are still being used to this day.  In a small country like Canada with a population of 30+ million ECT is used 75,000 times per year.

A minimum of 200,000 people are FORCED into ECT treatment per year in the USA alone.  Yes, I said FORCED!  There never has been evidence of any benefit of this barbaric treatment.  To the contrary, there much to discredit ECT as very harmful and destructive.  It certainly would instil terror in me if I was forced to receive it.

So the next step here we have the “pot sorta calling the kettle black”.  The government of the US of A has been promoting its ‘War on Terrorism’ for the last 16 years.  (Since 9/11)

At the end of the Second World War, parts of the American government were somewhat enamoured of the torture techniques that Adolf Hitler had employed using his psychiatrists.  They certainly didn’t want all these wonderful years of research(and devastation) to go to waste.  So, many of these wonderful people(psychiatrists) were brought to the US of A to work for the CIA.

In the 1950s the CIA ran an operation called MK-Ultra - using LSD and other torture techniques, including ECT, for mind control experiments:

http://www.actionlyme.org/BRITISH_PSYCHIATRY.htm

“The Macy Foundation's chief LSD executive, {{Harold Abramson, }} was a psychiatric researcher at Columbia University and at the eugenics center in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York. It was Abramson who first “turned on” Frank Fremont-Smith. Abramson also gave LSD for the first time to British anthropologist Gregory Bateson, sometime husband of Margaret Mead. Then in 1959, Bateson gave LSD to Beat poet Alan Ginsburg at Stanford University, under controlled experimental conditions. Following this, Dr. Leo Hollister at Stanford gave LSD to mental patient turned author Ken Kesey and others, and thus it was said to have spread “out of the CIA's realm.”

This is interesting as most people in the 60s had no idea at the time that this whole LSD thing originated with the CIA.  Some of my compatriots at the time thought Ken Kesey was a god.  Turns out he was just a crazy man.  Even the CIA knew that thee drugs did way more damage to the mind than good.

Here is a little blurb on what the CIA was trying to do in in 1950:

Hitler’s Mind Control Experiments and How They Influenced Modern Propaganda

"Project BLUEBIRD was approved by the director of the CIA on April 20, 1950. In a 1951 memo, [11] Bluebird states that practical research was to be conducted to include these specific problems:

•Can we create by post-H [hypnotic] control an action contrary to an individual’s basic moral principles
•Can we in a matter of an hour, two hours, one day, etc., induce an H condition in an unwilling subject to such an extent that he will perform an act for our benefit?
•Could we seize a subject and in the space of an hour or two by post-H control have him crash an airplane, wreck a train, etc.?
•Can we by H and SI [sleep inducing] techniques force a subject to travel long distances, commit specified acts and return to us or bring documents or materials?
•Can we guarantee total amnesia under any and all conditions?
•Can we “alter” a person’s personality?
•Can we devise a system for making unwilling subjects into willing agents and then transfer that control to untrained agency agents in the field by use of codes or identifying signs?
•How can sodium A or P or any other sleep inducing agent be best concealed in a normal item, such as candy, cigarettes, coffee, tea, beer, medicines? [12] NB 13, 14, BB 23"

Years later there were some lawsuits - these were made public - by the people that were subjected to some of the MK-ULTRA experiments. So, these things were carried on as experiments.

Makes one wonder doesn’t it - did the CIA or whatever government agency would do this - did they just get more secretive? Look at people like Sirhan Sirhan (shot Robert Kennedy) - if these experiments were even minutely successful, then it would not be too far fetched to believe that he was controlled by the CIA in a Manchurian Candidate sort of way.

The problem with this is that most people are good and don’t believe there is that much bad in the world.  They just can’t believe that anyone could be that evil. They will watch a movie with some nasty ass bad guy but there is no connection to real life. Most people - not all - will really believe that there is no way.

Easy to shake this off as: “Oh, that is just a conspiracy theory.  You are seeing Martians.”  That would be fine except for the fact that the documents above are from the government that purports to be taking care of you.  It is not secret that psychiatric techniques have been used for torture in oppressive regimes over the last 70-80 years.  The evidence is there.  Very few people will disagree with this. They just done believe it is still going on and that their own government could be part of something so evil.

Any government that has the intention of keeping its population oppressed such as Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and many other contemporary regimes such as the US of A is very happy, ecstatic in fact, to see the whites fighting the blacks, the gays fighting the straights - as long as everyone is fighting each other they won’t see the stuff that psychiatry is really doing at the behest of the government.

I have intentionally left a few things for you to research.  Bottom line though, is, you take the fangs out of the cult of psychiatry and you will have a much calmer society.

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Peter Breggin quote

Peter Breggin quote

“If you assume that every child is sensitive, vulnerable, readily injured and easily broken, then you will never be far from the truth. If you assume that all children are motivated by pride and justice, you will be able to communicate with them. If you assume that all children should be treated as sacred trusts who deserve your full measure of devotion, you will be on the right path. If you seek to find the vulnerable, precious child in yourself and in all other adults at all times in your dealings with yourself and others, you will have achieved enlightenment. You will become a gift to the children in your life to whatever degree that you remain enlightened in your dealings with them.”
from Reclaiming Our Children by Peter Breggin, M.D. (p. 110)

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Depression and Environmental Toxins

Depression and Environmental Toxins

Years ago I read this book by Sydney Walker Jr.  Called 'A Dose Of Sanity'. Great book.  One of the basic ideas in the book was that he, as a doctor, could always find what physical problems the person was having that was causing the mental issues - IF given enough time.

He found patients with brain tumours to allergies that had, everyone, been prescribed mood altering drugs such as Prozac, Ritalin and Zoloft.  Once the 'physical' situation was resolved - no more drugs.

Some recently sent me this website about mould(mold) - a real hidden toxin.  Very difficult to get away from. Most of the time people don't even know it is there.

There is a lot more information on the website Survivingmold.com

Posted by greymouser in Depression, Solutions to Depression
Depression, Anxiety: drugs or nutrition…

Depression, Anxiety: drugs or nutrition…

This is an amazing Ted Talks by Julia Rucklidge, a clinical psychologist.  She talks about the  various success rates of nutrition, micro supplements and pharmaceutical drugs in treating such things as depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD.  Loaded with studies from around the world.

Posted by greymouser in Depression