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The Epidemic of Mental Illness -- Why?

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  • Despite what the media and many health “experts” tell you, mental illnesses are not the result of “chemical imbalances” in your system
  • Drugs designed to treat these “imbalances” are no more effective than placebos, and can cause alterations in your normal brain function that mimic symptoms of mental illness
  • Psychiatric drugs may have changed the course of depression from a self-limiting illness to a chronic condition
  • There are five important strategies to consider if you're currently facing depression or other mental illness

By Dr. Mercola

If reading the news and watching TV advertisements for psychotropic drugs makes you wonder if Americans are in the midst of a raging epidemic of mental illness, you're not alone. In a New York Times book review, Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, talks about how a shocking 46 percent of Americans now fit a diagnosis for some form of mental illness.


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