In an article by Dr. Mercola, he discusses the range of treatments currently used in treating depression. These medicines, he suggests may not be that effective in helping the condition, and in fact can make things worse, with many side effects, including suicidal and homicidal thoughts.
Some side effects mentioned include:
- Anti-depressants have been linked with thicker arteries in the neck, that feed your brain with oxygenated blood.
- Anti-depressants increase your risk of stroke and sudden cardiac death.
- Anti-depressants may increase your chance of getting type 2 diabetes.
- Immune system problems.
- Still births.
- Brittle bones.
I recommend you listen to Dr. Mercola interview Pulitzer Prize nominee Robert Whitaker about other major side effects:
The good news is that at the end of his article, Dr. Mercola lists a number of self-help factors for overcoming depression. You might wonder why your doctor has not told you to try these before putting you on anti-depressants. Well, maybe that’s because pharmaceutical firms won’t make any money out of these factors. I highly recommend you read the full article, and if you suffer from depression or know someone who does, send them to read the last section entitled “Key Factors to Overcoming Depression”.
Read the full article here.