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Why Antidepressants Don't Work


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  • Every year 230 million prescriptions for antidepressants are filled, making them one of the most-prescribed drugs in the United States. However, according to the CDC, more than one in 20 Americans still suffer from depression.
  • While conventional medicine state that antidepressants are the answer to depression, research shows that sugar pills produce better results, while 75 percent of the response to antidepressants can be duplicated by placebo.
  • This article lists five major strategies that are very important for anyone facing depression. These steps have nothing but positive “side effects” and generally are very inexpensive to implement.

The majority of people who take antidepressants for depression never get relief. Why? Because the cause of depression has been oversimplified, and drugs designed to treat it aim at the wrong target, according to a new study that appears to topple some strongly held beliefs about depression.

One is that stressful life events are a major cause of depression. The other is that an imbalance in neurotransmitters in the brain triggers depressive symptoms.

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