Real treatment for depression that is well researched & proven to work
01:23 Behavior & Diet (LifeStyle)That Can Help Depression
14:55 Psychotherapy Treatment For Depression
17:05 Medical Treatment For Depression
24:47 Electric Stimulation Treatment For Depression
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Oh, yeah... Great idea!
The last time I “pushed myself“ to go to an event and tried to “act happy”… Everyone came up to me and told me how terrible I looked and wanted to know if I was sick…
“What’s wrong with you? You look so white! “
One person said “you’re skin looks so grey, you almost look dead! Are you sure you don’t have some kind of serious illness? Get to the doctor right away!” (yes, I do have a disease called depression, I said in my own mind).
My stepdaughter had the audacity to come up to me and say, “are you on something? Your eyes look glassy and red… People are asking me what the heck is wrong with you. I “covered for you“ and told them you were having one of your migraines and your medication makes your eyes look like that. (Thanks honey)
I came home feeling worse… In fact, I left early.
Speaking of my daughter… She is one of those people that tells me to pretty much “snap out of it“… “Think positive“… And she’s a nurse!! She got mad at me because I wasn’t “the same person anymore“ and I should stop taking all Dr. prescribed medications so I can be the person that she used to know. How effing selfish?! Or is it just me?
She stopped saying “happy Mother’s Day“… She would say, “I’d invite you over, but you would just call and say you can’t make it and disappoint your grandchildren... and I’m not gonna let you do that to them anymore“. They were 3 and 4 months. She knows I have MDD. I don’t understand that at all… And that’s an example of my “support system“.
I was better off staying home, in bed, shades drawn, having a fourth day without a shower with Kleenex and junk food by my side.... waiting for the sleeping pills to kick in.
That was my way of going “out“ and having a good time. Being knocked “out“ is the only time I could handle things.
Not certain about the points made but ,if anyone else is searching for can depression be cured try Elumpa Cure Depression Alchemist (just google it ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my neighbor got excellent success with it.
That first bit of advice is something I so strongly struggle with. I've been in this deep depression for quite awhile, and I feel like, at this juncture, I have completely vacated the few friendships that I did have, and am far, far too embarrassed to try and reconnect with individuals that I know have long since likely determined I'm sort of rude and/ or don't care. I am in my early twenties, but in so many ways, I feel so old and ran down. I feel like I'm struggling to just get to my part time job everyday, much less trying to actively socialize. I suppose I'm just trying to vent. I am so thankful and excited to finally attend my first psychiatric appointment in a few weeks. I feel like I've been operating at 30%-40% or less for at least the past 3 years, and I'm so ready to feel better.
So ok, just to share that many people out there doesn't have friend's.So then what ok, then you should join a Hospital or a church or even go over to the homeless shelter and help out and stay busy !!!!!!!!!!!! And not just that but, find out what kind of music you like and start listening to that music and even try to sing along with it or even try to play some intrument's even though you may not know how to play or even sing but again just do it and don't care how people may care about, just do it for yourself just like you have to feed yourself and even take a shower or sleep or even go and sit on the toilet by yourself etc, etc. People need to learn that there is many thing's in this life that we yes do by us self's and we don't have anybody else to do it for us. Ok, like if you would go swimming ok, you be swimming and swimming by yourself so ok, I think that I have made my point here so anyway...............................................learn about life and ok, learn about how people did live before in history like the people then who got shipped with the train over to the ok, consentraition camps in Poland etc, etc so again.............................it's a lot to learn and be open minded about how special you are for being only you and only you and you can't ever be somebody else and also that you only have this chans to live this life because it will end someday and then it is over forever so again.........................live and enjoy for who you are. TCB from vasa finland.
Dr . McMullen, l have been on pretty much every antidepressant, antipsychotics, bipolar 1 meds and all the anti anxiety medications available. About 8-9 years ago I became
med-resistant which, in turn, caused me to develop Agoraphobia. I've been through so many types of therapy --the specialist helped, however he became much too expensive.
Then I saw your posts /videos talking about TMS. I'm on Medicare for Healthcare Assistance since I have so much panic about leaving the house thanks to the Agoraphobia.
I began to read everything I could find about cost, procedure, length of time etc...Quite a few Psychiatrists and Doctors mentioned that the procedure is paid for by Medicare
as long as the patient is on it. Well this is not true. It depends on what state or city TMS procedure is done. I had to ask my Dad and Mum for help because I certainly
don't have over $10,000 which is what every office charged last year for TMS. Well, I ended up going into my savings to help with payments. It did absolutely nothing for me.
I'm still extremely depressed, passionless ,I used to be an Artist who showed works in galleries, anxiety, still Agoraphobic with not a friend anywhere. Dr . McMullen when
I was getting TMS there was a lady that was being trained and she was the one placing the head gear on my head and many times it would be wrong then I'd get that horrible
feeling of electronic voltage /lightening bolts of pain right into my head while my arm is having an epileptic fit as I'm telling her " wrong SPOT! " . I only saw the guy who did the
original measurements once. I think he was a Psychiatrist, can't remember, but I do remember being given painful lightening bolts that would blast through my head and make
me jump up out of my seat. I actually did get terrible migraines two weeks into TMS. I have to see a Neurologist and take another medication 2 X day since I did TMS. One
more thing , they did BOTH sides of my head every time I went in . They said left side is for depression, right side for anxiety. That seems to be an over-stimulation of
the brain. I would appreciate it if you could give me some of your thoughts on what occurred during my TMS sessions. Trying something new. Taking myself off meds
with assistance of Psych.Dr.
I had the most awful days of my life 5 years ago. I thought if ever I have a new sweetheart I will go back to who I am before but I was incorrect. After follow this particular depression treatment “fetching kafon press” (Google it), I have held my depression at bay ever since. And I am delighted today because I am not going thru depression anymore.
Try to get sunlight, get away from toxic people. Take a good b complex,magnesium and vitamin d and fish oil too. listen to good sooting music that you enjoy. watch funny videos. Take a Epson salt bath to relax. if you believe in God, find like minded people and share your faith. .....Ask for prayer. Buy yourself flowers and do your hair and makeup. Also, buy a light box on Amazon or at bed, bath, and beyond and use your coupon. Don't talk on the phone too long and journal too. Get checked for any anemia or thyroid problem too. Anemia and hypothyroid can cause depression. Make sure you stay hydrated. Vitamin B12 can be taken sublingual.... it's absorbed right into the bloodstream. God bless everyone and give it time too. Extra vitamin c can help too.
Do these 5 things everyday and you're depression will probably go away after 3 months without meds:
1.) Get Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Start by reading the classic book "Feeling Good" by Dr. David Burns.
3.) Pray or practice a religion
5.) Live in the present moment
I must say one thing about Ketamin. It really works up to a point. I take it everyday. Not IV, but sublingual. It really moderates my mood. But, see, I have to take it everyday. And there are side effects, such as memory impairments and general cognitive impairments. But if you have tried everything else, you should definetly have a go.
Another Witch Dr. Listen to this guy, way too much generalization/conjecture and throwing chemical darts at depression. These clowns charge $ 150 an hour for a bunch of educated guessing.
A little bit bipolar, wtf does that mean ? I was stupid enough to blindly accept i was bipolar 1 by a shrink in CA for relatively minor problems. Once they get you into treatment and get you on 4 different meds and they just keep throwing darts at the board.
Your far better off to just toughen up and get over it. Many of these mental problems are due largely to insomnia and diet problems. Wait till they put you on xanex or klonipine for sleep and then say oh my you're addicted and we won't write you scripts anymore. Then you go thru the nightmare of benso withdrawl ! All the A-type antiphycotic meds they throw at people aren't even approved for BP or depression(off label use scripting). And if you wan't to know about the meds, go talk to a older pharmacist because most shrinks don't know jack about physc meds.
CBT and meditation seem to help, the rest is $$$ voodoo. A nutritionist is another good idea. I think half the problems are due to the results of meat and dairy/corporate farming, too much sugar, and enviro toxins/pollution.
My dad, a great study of people after 50 years of sales told me something really simple and true... "Everybody is a little bit nuts son, some just make it a career choice". Go see a therapist and have them give you some CBT tools. Shrinks are a peusdo-science. They are a large reason for the explosion in mental health problems and worthless big pharma approach of powders and poisons. I now live on like 1-3 hours sleep(depression or just aging ??) and just accepted my condition and got on with my life.
Stay out of thier pricey mental hospitals, all they do is medicate and treat you like a child at $20,000 a week. Nice biz to be in eh ?
I stay away from shrinks now after 30 years of their bullshit. Its just a waste of time/money. They now have about %20 of the country on BS meds. It takes like 3 months to even get an appointment with a shrink these days. Then Some young PA will sit down and write you scripts for damn near anything after 20 mins of listening. Most of the time the shrinks can almost retire part time and leave the prescibing to inexperienced PA's. I mean @ $150 to 250 p/h Shouldn't you at least get to talk to a friggin' MD/shrink for an hour ? All these guys do now is just write scripts, they no longer act as therapists. 15 mins you're in and you're out then off to the pharmacy.
Depression truly made my life so unpleasant before for 3 years. I felt so weak and vulnerable - I did not feel like a true man. After following this depression treatment “fetching kafon press” (Google it), it didn’t just help me to take control over my life once again, it also helped me lose 44 pounds!
I begun to think a lot of negative things until the depression that I experienced became most unfortunate. But now w ith this depression therapy “fetching kafon press” (Google it) I can fully focus my energy and thoughts into a definitive line on how to make my entire life better continually. Today, I can truly claim that I`m free from depression.
I started to think a lot of negative things until the depression that I felt became worst. But now w ith this depression remedy “fetching kafon press” (Google it) I can totally focus my energy and .
ideas into a decisive line on how to make my life better continuously. At this time, I can truly say that I am free of depression.
Just food for thought. Nutritional excellence. Optimum nutrition is the medicine of tomorrow > Linus Pauling. Regarding health and some truth > processed food and refined sugar does not match the human genetic code. Refined sugar and processed food increases insulin production which speeds up the aging process.
I have an interesting idea.
Since ketamine is now known to alleviate depression but it can't be used in clinic ,why don't doctors use it as the primary anesthetic or adjunctively in ECT as an augmentation strategy.
It might limited the need multiple sessions and improve outcomes.
This advice is actually very accurate and extremely helpful. I follow the lifestyle things in combination with medical intervention, and they truly do help. I still have depression and stuff, but these tips do make a positive difference.
I had 30 TMS treatments. It did absolutely nothing for me but supposedly helps many. No side effects, no discomfort. It's worth a try but didn't work for me.
ECT scares me. No desire to try it but would be interested to hear from others who have.
I'm blown away Doc, I suffer from Bipolar type I and when depression hits IT IS TO MUCH! In fact right now I'm in a depressive cycle. I'm so fed up with all the meds and regular crap they dump on you that I'm going to tell my psych I want shock therapy, I'm really serious
Oh, and by the way, psilocybin mushrooms does have evidence and is in phase 3 trials now. It works far better than any of your symptom-based drugs. Also, your argument against marijuana is sooooo dumb. You clearly have some misplaced cultural objection to it because minor side effects like short term memory loss is nothing compared to the long list of debilitating effects of ALL psychiatric drugs. Not to mention electro convulsive therapy which damages the brain to the point of not being able to create new memories. I stick with the weed, thank you. Please retire, let the young people take the reigns.
Jesus, please retire mr. mcmullen, time for a new approach. In just the first 5 minutes you used the word "force" more than a dozen times. When will you figure out that forcing people to think and behave in certain ways is exactly what made them depressed in the first place? I know you mean well, but you just dont get it. You're probably gonna say where's your evidence? When guys like you run the academic system new ideas dont get funded.
Dr. McMullen: Thank you so much for all of your valuable time and energy you put into making these videos. Not many psychiatrists seem to be aware of, or knowledgeable about, alternative options. I appreciate your drive to assist people.
I have been using the Sota BioTuner electrical stimulation unit which cost a little over $200; it runs on a 9 V battery and is similar to the Fisher-Wallace and others. However, I would like to try TMS when I can afford it; it worked wonders for my elderly cousin who is bipolar. The ECT (20 treatments) did not work for me and it was an unpleasant experience for me, although it can be very effective for some people.
In my case - Major depression of 35 years & severe & overwhelming anxiety.. still taking the same medication prescribed 35 years ago by doctors who actually cared - but medication is no longer working as it did or should.... and the advise of Dr McMullen is to go socialise. hmm easily said , but impossible for those of us like me who are chronically social phobic. So see a psychologist and chat ? total & absolute waste of time !! Crisis hot lines.. excellent you get to speak to someone off the street with no qualifications, who fill in their spare time chatting with people in crisis... yet another total waste of time...... so the answer is ? who knows, because no one had the time, interest or cares. In this day and age, the public health system is overflowing, understaffed and do not have anywhere near enough beds for any patients let alone mental health ones. Their interest in your conditon is 0, even though it often leads to the same result as someone having a major heart attack or stroke. Public hospital waiting list are years long. Hospital Emergency departments literally tell you they have better things to do attending legitimate emergency patients so go see a GP. And where are we now - back to square one !!!!!!!!! The private health system? So far out of reach for us on a pension, you might as well save your twenty cents on the wasted phone call. So you're left with the all to regular & standard responses from "doctors" to literally "toughen up sunshine"... makes it a bit difficult when you see no way out and have reached the point where life is unbearable/no longer tolerable. I've never questioned why there are such a growing number of suicides, I know the answer !!!!!
I completely understand. I spent my entire life keeping my mouth shut and pretending to be happy. Pretending doesn’t help. About every other night I have panic attacks that I can’t control. I have some sort of depression or mental disorder. I have high anxiety and I’ve been through really tough situations that shatter me every time. Depression is going up because nobody cares enough to notice how others are feeling. Personally? I can’t verbally admit that I’m depressed or that I need help to anybody. I’m in a constant fight with myself because whatever I have, it hurts so much but my anxiety of what would happen if I did tell anybody keeps me from admitting it. Sometimes I have suicidal thoughts that I can’t get rid of. I wouldn’t intentionally hurt myself because I realize that it wouldn’t help, but the thought just keeps coming back in more and more detail. My anxiety issues have to do with the fact that no matter what, I’m never going to be good enough. To me it feels like the moment I admit I need help to somebody is the moment that I’m no longer a strong person. I don’t want people to treat me like some project. I don’t want to talk to a stranger to sort out my problems. I don’t want to disappoint those around me or make them feel like I’m making things complicated. All I ever really need is somebody to connect with, but I can’t ever get that wish. Some suicides have nothing to do with technology or diets though. I lost somebody because their family and those they spent time with bullied them into submission. Their family told them that they didn’t care and that they were a waste of space. I tried to stick with them and support them for as long as I could, but now they’re gone. It isn’t putting on a mask, it isn’t the Internet or time spent on a diet. It’s the people around us. Every time somebody over reacts to you or doesn’t know how to respond when you ask for their help, hurts. Every time somebody makes a rude remark even if they don’t realize it, is heart shattering. Being left alone is terrifying. Most people don’t realize it but people like us have been completely abandoned. Others believe we’re too difficult to deal with and they leave us. We’re left in the hands of strangers, begging for help. Of course they have their own problems to deal with so they will just ignore you. The only people who actually understand one another, are the people who have shared the same experience. It isn’t the people who have done their research and read stories from the mildly depressed. Most of the stories that are read are just people who’ve had a couple of bad weeks and did some exercise to get better. The people who are truly suffering aren’t going to post their stories on the internet because their stories will only be shamed as “sob stories”. Yes, severe stories are shared to therapists all of the time, but there’s a patient confidentiality. What we really need is an understanding of one another.
I’ve tried exercising. It didn’t help because I have some sort of genetic disorder that causes me to almost black out after 30 minutes of exercising. It’s even more depressing because nobody knows what it is so I can’t fix it. No matter how many tests I take or doctors I go to I never get a decent answer. Other people assume it’s because I have a weak immune system or I eat too much junk food so they tell me to eat healthier which doesn’t help. I can barely do three pushups in my condition and it’s only been getting worse.
I pretend to be happy every day, hasn’t gotten me anywhere besides the fact that if I were to tell somebody I was depressed they would take it as a joke considering I act happy all the time.
Time away from the internet? Done that. It made things worse because the only people I can actually be open to are on the internet.
I basically have a routine where I cry myself to sleep and I’ll be good until around 7:00 p.m. the next day. Sometimes it’s even earlier and I can barely make it through the day. Crying is a real issue for me ever since i can remember. If somebody yells at me, I cry. I remember my family were making jokes about me a few years ago and I told them I was sensitive and that really hurt to hear. They laughed, I cried. My siblings have always called me a crybaby although I really wish I could control it better. Whenever I say something about my values and strengths, I cry. I actually don’t know why I cry with that one. Finally, I cry whenever I try to talk to somebody about how I’m feeling so that’s another reason why I can’t verbally admit it because they wouldn’t be able to understand me anyways.
Just food for thought. Better health because of rifle shot precision regarding diet. Not being nutritionaly deficient and no toxic overload. The best food is termed as real food > plant based. The clean high nutrient dense diet. Healthy body healthy mind and not just the other way round. The majority of serotonin is produced in the gut.
I\'m not sure but ,if anyone else is searching for curing depression try Vaxicorn Depression Remover Guide (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now ) ? Ive heard some decent things about it and my colleague got great success with it.
I am pro probiotics. In fact I ususally recommend one probiotic per day—2 is probably better, especially since 50% of probiotics have nothing in them. Alternate 4 different brands. This can help depression.
Meet new people and interact with people make worse things. When you have Manic Depression is better you stay far away from people, they are the evil stimulation . I already tried it and I got worst. Now I have no friends and I feel much more better .
Optimum nutrition is the medicine of tomorrow > Linus Pauling. Just food for thought > the clean high nutrient dense diet. Not being nutritionaly deficient and no toxic overload. Better health because of rifle shot precision regarding diet. Healthy body healthy mind and not just the other way round.
Sometimes TMS will cause minor interruptions in sleep. The anti depressant effect of the TMS treatment is overstimulating. An adjustment to the treatment protocol by the treating physician is warranted. Be well!
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.