Most docs just LOVE depression… and not because they want you sad.
Not even the worst doctor would want that!
No, it's because compared to so many OTHER conditions… compared to, say, diabetes or heart disease… they think depression's a cakewalk!
They can write a prescription… send you on your way… and consider that a success.
But if you're NOT feeling great about it…
If you've tried those meds and are STILL battling the blues…
If you've even SWITCHED drugs and still feel like you're getting nowhere fast…
Then the latest research shows what could be REALLY going on.
And it's not necessarily that you've got an especially tough-to-treat form of depression.
The SHAM of antidepressants
The new report dropped like a bomb on the world of conventional medicine.
It doesn't QUITE say that antidepressants don't work.
But it sure comes close… pointing out the drugs do LITTLE to help most people with mild to moderate depression.
One study in the new analysis compared popular SSRI drugs to a placebo on a 52-point scale of symptoms.
The drugs came out just 2 points ahead of the placebo… essentially no difference at all.
That alone's bad enough.
That alone should send these meds straight into the toilet, as far as I'm concerned…
Because it means people who take them not only AREN'T getting help… but instead ARE continuing to suffer.
Not just with their depression, mind you -- but also with drug side effects.
There are the usual poop-and-headache issues…
And also WEIRD stuff, like the "emotional numbness" reported by 70% of long-term users in one study.
About the same number said they felt… get this… "foggy or detached."
Good God, who in the heck thinks this is BETTER than depression???
And if that's not bad enough, two-thirds also reported sexual dysfunction… and 63% said they were tired all the time.
Then there's the other stuff, like the fact that 1 in 4 battle side effects such as the sweats – and when I say the sweats, I mean have a towel handy, it's THAT bad – and/or conditions such as dry mouth, weight gain, and daytime sleepiness.
And 1 in 10 has twitchiness… spams… and/or stomach issues.
All that, and there's little data on what long-term use of the drugs will do to you -- despite the fact that many of the people who start on the meds NEVER get off of them.
They're just bad, bad, bad on every possible level.
Fortunately, there are better options.
Curcumin has matched some meds in studies -- and it won't leave you sweaty, twitchy, and detached.
In addition, a B complex… fish oil (especially higher doses)… and herbal remedies like St. John's wort could all do the trick without the risks.
Just speak to your doc before taking the wort because it doesn't always mix well with meds.
In Your Corner,
Dr. Allan Spreen
"We May Be Prescribing Antidepressants Wrong, Claims Concerning New Review" – Science Alert