His eyes at 8:27 when she crosses her legs 😂. The "scientific" evidence is skewed from the simple fact that antidepressants are WAY overprescribed which would throw off the data on placebo effects. I have personally experienced depression and I have done countless things to overcome holistically and naturally without a positive outcome. I have experienced the opposite of placebo effects due to countless failures after trying different pharmaceutical approaches and I believe that others that have experienced the same process I went through and have had success with an antidepressant are living proof that certain drugs do work for certain people.
I have PTSD, ADD, anxiety, & depression because of 2 very traumatic accidents. I don't take ANY anti-depressants anymore. I have off & on in the past (i still have an unfinished bottle of Zoloft), & i have some anti anxiety meds on hand for emergencies. But otherwise, i have altered my diet over time, never smoked, don't watch mind numbing TV, & i do yoga regularly. I used to get triggered in crowds & traffic, but not anymore! This has all made a huge difference & I've been med free for about 4 years. I think meds can be helpful in small doses, but natural alternatives are MUCH better in the long run compared to putting more pills into your system.
If your depressed get genetic testing done, look into candida, look into your thyroid, look into pyroluriA, etc. You are both with genetic mutations I.e mtra66g gene mutation reduces b12, b12 is required for neurotransmitter production therefore causing depression. Antidepressants increase serotonin dopamine artificially not naturally end of.
people can become depressed because of a lack of nutrients from a poor diet or going to bed too late and not getting enough sleep and not taking naps during the day, then they go on these medications and fill up the wallets of huge corporate companies who give political donations. plus these drugs are damaging your synapsis. people with trauma should not take these drugs at high doses or for very long.
So, one of my many questions is what do we do to change this culture of untruths that are imbedded daily by advertisement media and reinforced by the professional medical community? Your topic on this public site is a start but, can we begin with the way we train young doctors in medical school? How do we fix the way we train professionals in psych pharmaceutical cultures existing today?
Maybe it's not the healthiest way to cope with depression in your eyes but it works for me and I don't know where I would be or if I would even be here if I didn't take Zoloft. It increases my serotonin levels and makes me happy so yes tf it does work.
No you're fine! :) Depression is a really difficult thing and yes it is different for everyone. I have been on prozac for a couple years and now I am on zoloft. Both are similar antidepressants but prozac for me made me too drowsy so I switched. Sadly it doesn't work right away and it can takes months to find the perfect dose. But I can say that it is totally worth it. I have no idea where I would be without this medication and I think it would be great to see a therapist. Everyone deserves to be happy in life and I wish you the best <3
Jennifer Reese hey I'm sorry to prey but I was wondering what was your life before. I feel like I've been suffering from depression for a few years and my life has suffered because of it. I know everyone's different but did you feel the change immediately or was it a couple tries before you found that Zoloft was the best choice for you? I know I should just go to a therapist but I suppose I just want to hear it from someone else before.
Thanks for this video! I needed to watch this today due to my current mental health. I have been considering taking Prozac, actually making an appointment with my physician. However, now I am kind of persuaded to try other options because I don't want to exacerbate what I'm already feeling, to me it's not really worth the risk of taking a pill and then the pill creating more issues within my psyche. I know I do need some help but I don't think the pill is where it's going to be at...yet I do...my mind is conflicted right now.
No, feeling down for a day or 2 can be a side effect, not getting an actual depression. But definitely not everyone has it.
And usually people are aware of it and still find it worth using.
Regardless, the results of the studies are simply very impressive http://www.maps.org/research/mdma
Same goes for meditation
The placebo effect works it is not the same as a person not receiving treatment at all. It is good to be open about alternative treatments as well as they are not as well advertised because drug companies don't have a vested interest but can be just as effective. I think the whole idea of the videos are about educating people about therapies so they have a better picture rather than being inculcated in the view that psych meds are the only option.
pongo I agree with you. While things like exercise, diet, and psychotherapy can be beneficial for people who are suffering from depression, my depression when my mom was dying caused me to literally have a partial break with reality to the point I was convinced people could not only read my thoughts but that they were conversing about me on social media, at work, and so forth. I finally realized something wasn't right with me internally, and I checked myself into the psych ward at my local hospital. They adjusted my Paxil which I was taking for anxiety and put me on abilify which helped stop the delusions. Thankfully, I didn't experience the side affects so many people do who've been on abilify. Also, I can't imagine where I'd be now if I hadn't possessed the wherewithal to seek help all those years ago.
I was put on Cymbalta for pain and I only took it for 4 weeks and that short time was a complete nightmare for my wife and myself. I will never take anything like this again. It is horrible. DO NOT take these drugs.
Antidepressants would cure depression if it's pathology was absolute and if the brain didn't have mechanisms that basically go "hey, where have all these monoamines been coming from? better gradually shut off a few of these valves".
I'm guessing people that go into long-term remission get the right "push-start" they need to get going and keep going.
+Anthony Tofiles Most of them are reasonably safe; Moclobemide is more tolerable than most but doctors don't like it since it's lumped in with the older "MAOI" group of medications which are notorious for interactions with the tyramine in red wine and aged cheeses. It's somewhat of an oddity since it largely lacks the tyramine interaction at lower doses. Further, it oddly lacks the side effects that the rest of the MAOIs carry but the trade-off is that it's a 50/50 as to whether it works well. Apart from that I'd say Buspirone; even less side effects but less chance of working. Most of the S/SNRIs, tri/tetracyclics and MAOIs tend to either be anywhere from tolerable and effective to side effect nightmare and ineffective... and it varies from person to person.
Here's the thing that interests me about the "It's all marketing" phenomenon. When this is pointed out to people, they will claim that they are well aware of this, and that what drug companies do is "fair game" in a free market and economy. (It is this defense of a fundamentally deceptive and fraudulent system that really staggers me).
Doctors will do the same, and claim they are not influenced by the marketing of pharmaceutical companies because they "are doctors." Apparently we live in a society of monumental self-delusion that helps protect and perpetuate the status quo for big industries.
At the same time, this mental attitude will often criticize individuals who write a book as being someone "who just wants to make a profit." (rather than actually trying to help people). The world is topsy turvy.
+joe schmo Self delusion is right. It's an incredible success story. Propaganda, social engineering, profit winning out over common sense and sanity. Orwell would not be able to stop throwing up if he were alive.
Fluoxetine saved me from my depression and I only experienced side effects during the first 2-3 weeks. I'm completely healthy now and I'm very glad that anti-depressants exist.
P.S. I've never watched an anti-depressant commercial, I don't watch TV nor do I live in the U.S. I'm also a medical student.
They dont no test, just speculation trial and error but basic mechaniyms are identzfied, shizophrenia is too much dopamine in the brain, so hallucinations, basic depression not enough serotonin, level must be raised by serotonin uptakes like prozac fluoxetine. The biggest problem is bipolar with big mood swings from depression and mania since it is very difficult to even out the fluctuations. It is done by unticonvulsant meds like for parkinson, than mood stabilizers and sometimes little antidepressant. Those therapies are proven and meads better be taken like insulin all life. Other wise the patient goes back relapses and ends up in a hospital with the symptoms flare ups. I am a biologist and have episodes of depression with pain fibromyalgia. I tried to repair my brain function by heavy supplementation but it never works 100 percent, since supplementation is done all the time. With the brain depressive problems there is a genetic inheritance factor having to do with calcium ions transfer through the cells membranes.I suggest for everyone out there not to ignore this and visit the medical doctor.
The body needs a hormone that the body uses.That substance is called serotonin,and the normal range is 101 to 283 nanogram!
The meds they proscribed are 80 milligram,or more,and it is not a true serotonin,but lab created by money junkies.
I have been using rosemary and tyme to reduce my depression.
The most effective current available antidepressants are the MAOI's - Nardil and Parnate. They work extremely well over long periods of time. They are not dangerous, contrary to popular opinion (but no one wants to put any money into them thanks to the SSRI cash cows) And the SSRI's ARE weak medications.
There is no conclusive evidence that a person with a bona-fide mental illness will do better with any kind of therapy. In fact it can often make their symptoms worse.
Many videos claiming that medication is no better than placebo when on trial....this is quite a killer statement for anyone who is praying an anti depressent will work. It is somewhat misleading as well, as most people wont respond to the first second or even third drug they try. How would a placebo compare against a trial in which a number of drugs were tried in succession over a longer period? I think then you might find that drugs have a significant efficacy
B-cakes-----You don't take anti-depressants like you take an aspirin for a headache. Anti-depressants take a week or ten days to "soak" in and get into your system and start working. You need to read information about different kinds of anti-depressants and how they work. Some are completely different than others. Your doctor should have you start by gradually building up your dosage. And when you stop taking the medicine, you gradually taper off of them. Read everything you can. Don't expect the doctor to teach you. They don't have the time. Be responsible for your own health.
+Fernando Dornelles Exactly. Modern mainstream medicine is obsessively dependent on lab tests and other data-driven measures, but in the case of psych drugs (some of the most widely Rx'd drugs in the world), they are totally comfortable selling the chemical imbalance story with no supporting evidence or objective testing.
I agree,I've been struggling with depression my whole life and only take antidepressants when im extremely down,my advice would be take it when you really need it and if you feel better stop taking a week later,never take it longer than 3 months,the withdrawals are sick,also doctors would just give anyone antidepressants,when people have death in the family they are quick to think they are depressed which is wrong,death is life you would have to be treated whenever there's a death in family and when dog dies,true depression to me is when you feel like death is in the family everyday and you can't shake that feeling,I've learned to deal with depression a lot better being older and I also realized half the time antidepressants are a placebo to me,it can make me feel how I want it too but sometimes I won't expect it to work then it do,live,love and be happy!
The man is quoting the studies wrong ! According to Kirsch's meta analysis from 2008 which is very critical, antidepressants don't work better than the placebo for mild or medium depression. For severe depression however antidepressants work almost 30% better than the placebo ! That's from a meta analysis done by a psychologist who is not in the least interested in selling drugs ! Drugs shouldn't just be prescribed to just anybody who feels a little sad, but the scientific data actually dictates that people with severe depression need that kind of medication. Saying that antidepressants don't work at all is just wrong. Of course a person with depression should also have psychotherapy and exercise, but at some point people DO need medication. If you really want to help people you should do your homework !
I agree with you on the problems with treating depression however I have two issues with your comments.
1. An active placebo itself has an effect on the human body and if you want to create similar side effects you have to be very careful not to induce an actual therapeutic effect that is similar to the drug you want to test, meaning that until this day nobody is certain whether an active placebo doesn't have an actual antidepressant effect itself. I think it is unlikely but we don't know for sure, so maybe we could be judging antidepressant to harshly.
2. Depression is not the only form of mental illness. Many Conditions such as schizophrenia respond very well to medication - in fact newer generations of antipsychotic drugs have relatively mild side effects and are often the only way to stop the symptoms. People need to be careful not to make generalizations about psychopharmacology because this could lead patients to stop taking drugs they actually really need.
Many people tend to overlook that psychiatry has a wide variety of patients ranging from substance abuse to dementia and many other diseases. Whether you want to call them illnesses is up to you, but at the end of the day patients still need help and psychiatrists are often the only ones who spend their lives trying to help them, while being accused of fraud - often by people with their own hidden agenda like for example Colin Ross who wants to sell his books...
+RennyRe even moncrieff herself says these differences are too small to be clinically meaningful though. i hear what you're saying about choosing the best treatment, but if you aren't able to determine that any meaningful difference exists between a certain treatment and placebo, your next course of inquiry needs to be what mechanism is causing people in the placebo group to respond so favourably. Yet to even broach that idea in most places is taken as an affront to the very efficacy of something that may have or have-believed to been extremely effective. When in reality, the efficacy of one thing doesn't negate the efficacy of another. If we can determine that a placebo actually can produce the results we desire, then we realize we can transfer that power into any other item, like broccoli, or water. All we have to do is tell ourselves to believe a certain action or item can become effective treatment. I think my ultimate point here is not to discredit any form of treatment, but to discover the feasibility of what could be the most remarkable treatment discovery in the history of 'mental illness' itself. I think further discoveries are coming in terms of how we reframe these problems of thoughts, emotions, actions and biological responses away from a disease model, away from the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
None of these beliefs in the potential for new treatments and approaches should be taken as an suggestion to anyone that they cease current treatment and abandon clinical support systems. Nor does saying that the placebo effect exists mean that one should quit their meds and do nothing.
As shown in these studies - I assume we read similar ones, for example Moncrief 2004 - even if compared to an active placebo antidepressant drugs still have a slightly bigger effect. Granted, the effect is small but it still exists. As a medical professional your ethics dictate that you use the most effective treatment - that justifies the use of antidepressant drugs in severe cases of depression ! I also fully agree that the widespread use of antidepressants for people with minor depression is absolute bullshit. However - as a soon to be doctor - it also troubles me deeply to see how much distrust and prejudice there is towards psychiatrists and Colin Ross is one of the biggest instigators of that along with certain cults I'm not allowed to mention here if I don't want my comments to be deleted. Like in pretty much EVERY other medical discipline there are therapeutic measures without really hard statistical evidence. That doesn't make it justifiable to condemn the majority of practitioners. Psychiatry helps a lot of people: I live in Germany and because of good prevention programs and community psychiatry the suicide rate could be reduced by more than 40% since the 1980s - in spite of a strong increase in the number of patients with depression.
I really wish people could stop pissing all over achievements like that...
+RennyRe Placebos are as effective 82% of the time, and if you use an active placebos that difference almost vanishes. the studies that show antidepressants working better dont take that into account. as soon as those people start to feel the side effects that they expect from an antidepressant, the placebo becomes more effective, to the level of the antidepressants. this doctor is not the only in talking about this. so even if he is sued for malpractice (which means nothing, anyone can get sued), there are other credible scientists who will tell you the same thing.
That paper basically states that the placebo effect in general is decreased in patients with severe depression. Which means that the additional effect we see here is the actual effect of the drug and not a placebo effect. That shows two things: 1. As I said antidepressants are superior to a placebo; 2. There is an actual positive effect of antidepressants - which is a finding that is contrary to the point that people around here are trying to make !
I wish to compliment you on your rational approach to the subject and I'm not trying to insult you in any way. I know that the effect of antidepressant drugs is far from satisfying but when facing a potentially life threatening disease it is rational to do everything that could be effective. The effect of antidepressants may be small but it is still statistically significant, depending on the severity of depression.
I think that everyone has had a friend or relative who has taken anti-depressants & committed suicide. These drugs cause a chemical imbalance in the brain & cause people to react in ways they normally wouldn't. Stay away from these 'synthetic' imbalancers.
I'm on antidepressants to relieve the symptoms of PTSD & they're helping me a great deal. One of my friends has been on the same ones as me also & they have improved her life. As far a side effects go, I haven't experienced any.
Good for you. The reason we discuss such topics is so that we can all present our viewpoints & experiences. In many cultures (not in America) the older generation are listened to more closely because they have attained wisdom through having more life experiences. Do you agree?
I wonder if there is a way to give people a placebo for depression and not tell them. I mean, similar to homeopathy, if you give them a pill and tell them people have improved with it, but like anything else results are not guaranteed, is that so unethical? Maybe sometimes it's bettter just not to know things, although I guess people would catch on. For me, I think even knowng that placebo's can be effective say something valuable about the nature of the condition.
a good question, and a discussion long overdue. if we know that the benefits of these meds are due to the placebo effect (and at this point we are well aware that they are), how can we harness that? what does that say about our inate ability to heal? what role does belief play? but we can't have these conversations because we have to constantly argue with people who dont take the time to research or understand the facts. its more than just drug company marketing. something is wrong collectively with our society's ability to reason and process facts. we'll believe whatever is most convenient and shut out everything else.
Or, doctors could prescribe fish oil capsules, which in addition to supplementing our incomplete diets with crucial omega 3 fatty acids, have been shown to improve depression and general cognitive function. There could be a special prescription-only fish-oil product that is sold as an anti-depressant. You'd get the placebo as well as the nutritional benefit, as most of us aren't getting nearly enough Omega 3s.
Sorry if this sounds crude, but you are a very attractive woman. I find your videos informative but I also like looking at pretty women. This video was easy for me to watch, and by the way, those are nice shoes, they look good on you.
+bananian I never said meds are bad for all people, there is always a percentage of severely mentally ill people that cannot function without help from medication. Trial and error isn't void of side effects, a lot of the time trial and error happens because of terrible side effects such as insomnia, blunting, homicidal/suicidal thoughts, headaches, etc. Seldom is there an antidepressant that does not cause any reaction whatsoever, positive or negative. Also, I'm not judging others, if someone wants to pop pills they can all they want, it's their life they're messing with not mine. But people suffering from non-severe mental illness should at least try healthier alternatives first that have no dire side effects before resorting to meds.
Different people react to drugs differently. People usually have to go through trial and error before finding the right type. Maybe drugs aren't appropriate at all for some people, but that doesn't mean prescription is bad for ALL people.
You can't judge others based on your personal experience.
+bananian Do you think the side effects of both taking meds/withdrawal are better than enduring a headache or stomach ache? I myself have MDD and GAD ( though everybody's pain/emotional tolerance varies) and I personally refuse to take medication just because I've personally seen and I've also read about how terrible the side effects of a lot of psych meds are. Also, the dr in this video is pretty much summarizing a very complex discussion in less than 20 minutes, so of course he can't go through every detail. Overprescribing meds do make them more useless, because as you said, drs are giving it to the wrong clients, which worse than useless because it does more harm than good. In a sense, it is similar to if a dr gave someone with a common cold antibiotics. However, I do agree that meds can be greatly beneficial in some very severe cases where a person might be a harm to their self and/or others.
But this doctor didn't even mention the possibility of combo therapy. To him, it's either prescription OR therapy.
And just because overprescription is an issue, doesn't make drugs useless. ADD drugs are overprescribed to those who don't need it and underprescribed to thoese who actually do.
Another thing is depression isn't just feeling sad or warped thinking as this doctor might imply but often times manifest as physiological symptoms. You can't talk someone's headache or ringing in the head or stomach ache away.
+bananian Most effective w/ severe or chronic means that a combo works best for people who are more afflicted with deeper issues, keyword: severe or chronic. The big issue is that doctors are prescribing meds to people who can do better with alternative treatment options. Nowadays, gps don't even wait to send their clients to psychiatrists before thinking about prescribing meds. if somebody who has minor depression due to a life event tells their family doctor that they're sad and anxious (and unless you have a competent doctor that doesn't have a 100 clients to see that day and takes time to figure out what's going on, etc.), you'll probably walk out with samples of meds followed by a prescription, because a sample of ad isn't going to be effective as meds take weeks to become "effective". I'm currently studying psych in uni as well and I'm interested in getting a doctorate so my education and credentials is irrelevant to this topic. I don't want to sound cliche but the pharma industry has a far more sinister agenda than this md. And even sometimes the over-prescribing of meds that happens is also due to the small doctor to patient ratio. But, my point is that there are far far far better treatment options for depression than taking psych meds, and you can't deny that. In a lot of cases eating enough nutritious food, exercising and going to therapy doesn't have any adverse side effects like meds, is just as effective and is cheaper.
I agree with much Colin is saying. Being someone who has taken anti-depressants and has experienced withdrawal, I can honestly say I will never take psych drugs again. I have found therapy works, but finding happiness within myself has made my life all around better. I feel much better now than I did while taking any of those drugs, and the worst part was that I was convinced I needed this stuff in order to live a "normal" life. Not until I experienced the horrible effects of withdrawal and the bliss of overcoming that, did I realize I didn't need any of it. Of course this is just my experience, everyone is different. My psychiatrist was very inexperienced (I later found out) and basically tried pushing drugs on me with no sight of any other options, that would work.
Don't trust medical advice that you find on the internet like this. If you have questions about drugs discuss it with your doctor or mental healthcare professional - don't trust some random video on youtube. Doctors exist for a reason.
I've been in and out of treatment for over 30 years , and I do believe that thare is allot of corruption in the mental health feild . I still take a pill that I feel a bad doctor gave me that I have become dependant on . Some docktors may fear that all this information on the internet like this may make clients not want to take anti depressants .
When I take antidepressants I sleep all the time. And when I'm awake I can lie still for hours without moving as much as a finger. Like being in a bubble without emotions or desires. But very relaxing.
There is no alternative therapy of antidepressant who has depression. Anti depression really works but it always should takes with the help of Psychiatrist. Company have many sort of medicine some is low quality but some is high quality. Low quality medicine does not even the same formula so never take low quality medicine. If you really have depression so without wasting time need to visit Psychiatrist and he can really help. If someone need some my opinion regarding depression or have question so they can frankly send me email on my gmail id Shkruallah175@gamil. I am not Psychiatrist but i can give good suggestion about mental illness ..
I experienced a severe adverse reaction to one SSRI pill and now have permanent brain damage from it. This is a great video. People cannot give informed consent to be treated when they haven't had proper education about the risks. I was told by my doctor that this new SSRI was 50 times safer than previous antidepressants but it ended up being the harshest, most horrible experience in my life. I'm sure Big Pharma's drug reps were responsible for my doctor's view of the drug. And I had just watched a commercial praising this new wonder-drug on TV.
+Drummer Man - For me it's always been insomnia. Lithium made me feel numb and suicidal, prozac made me impotent, and therefore depressed, Doxepine made me sleep 18 hours a day..... I have never had a good experience with antidepressants but the Lexapro was the only one that caused permanent damage.
+Drummer Man - Fried my brain cells. The senses most affected were touch and sight but I also had issues with faulty hormone release, panic, akathisia and loss of equilibrium. Very nasty and would not have believed it if it hadn't happened to me.
thank you for the video. I am one depressed person. Been through a lot in my life, various abuses. My psychotherapist has been urging me to take antidepressants. I feel really depressed but i know its not all about chemicals. I have a lot to reflect upon from all the things that I have been through, initially this is what I wanted to achieve from my counselling, to heal from the wounds, but my therapist doesnt seem to understand this, and keeps making it seem like its the chemicals in my head and I need to take antidepressants. So often, I end up believing what he think is right, but deep inside i feel there is more to human lives than just some mere chemicals. Experiences play a huge part on who we are today. A little love in one's life could have change a lot. I have lived a painful and a traumatic life. But when they emphasize more on antidepressants than healing, I feel more hopeless and helpless and don't see any solutions to my misery. Coming across this video has reaffirmed my vague knowledge.
interesting points ,if anyone else wants to learn about deal with depression try Elumpa Depression Cure Alchemist (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my mate got excellent success with it.
I took only 3 tablets of 10mg Paxil, and now my personality is blunted. That was 2 weeks ago. I am starting to fear these changes might be permanent. Do NOT take SSRIs. They are dangerous! Find another source for help. Remember your friends and family love you. Stay away from drugs!
This channel is about psychology. Would be interesting if you could share what goes through your mind when you type a comment like that. I'm not trying to be patronising. Just curious. Is it wishful thinking or what? :)
Before you take what this guy says at face value, I think you should know:
"In 2008, Dr. Ross applied for the James Randi Educational Foundation's One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge with the claim that energy from his eyes could cause a speaker, receiving no other input, to sound a tone."
People that post these videos need to start linking us to the evidence that they discuss to support their arguments. I have no doubt that what Colin is saying here is true, but I'd really like some links to his references so I can see for myself.
Scott Claessens ssri.org is your reference guide,Scott.
Or go to pharma death clock.com for the number of people dying from ssri drugs. I am a victim with injuries and vision loss,so I am doing research on these drugs.
Educate yourself,and then you will be better informed.
The pharmacy business is like a bad mechanic,they will tell you 1 thing and then you find out it is just $$$$ that makes them pushing these dangerous pills.
Just like Steppenwolf sang:goddamn the pusher man".
It is all about $$$$$$.
Scott Claessens--------It has been my experience that people who post on YouTube are speaking of their own experiences. These personal experiences have not been analized or "filtered" by any appointed "experts." If you are seeking expert testimony, this is not the the media for you. This is a modern day gossip line. Oh, by the way. Have you posted your credentials yet? I don't see them. As far as I know, you might be just another charlatan looking for a thrill.
Question: I know technology and knowledge enables a skilled individual to analyses cells for cancers, use radiation to destroy them. Use a microscopes to analyses strands etc for flues and viruses... heck apparently the bonds of atoms are visible under some big machine.
But what physical test on the brain is used to determine an individuals chemical balance is in chaos and is the direct result of needing anti depressants to combat the disease that they have?
I can only assume that like all drugs, legal, and illegal, are taken to achieve a desired effect, or undesired depending on the perspective. But whether that effect actually treats the core of the individuals "disease"/problem seems like playing darts in the dark... or atleast thats what my lack of knowledge leads me to think.
I am amazed at how many people, like drug addicts, defend them in the face of science. This is a little video on a small youtube channel. But the investigative powerhouse 60 minutes, stated all of this a few years back. It is obvious (and no I won't argue with you. I saw these drugs change somebody over a very short period of time. I lost everything I had worked for as a result of mania induced by them.) The problem with the psyche is that we can neither see it being damaged or see it being healed. We have a very abusive culture to the psyche in the West. These are just one more way in a culture that spend 3 trillion per year on alcohol. another 400 billion and cigarettes. Then there is caffeine, sugar, and placebos such as vitamins. Now we are legalizing pot. Pills, coke, meph, and heroine are all on the rise. When we are not raising our dopamine levels with drugs, we are doing it with sex, violence, or food. You want to get a better understanding of the roots of this epidemic? Read a book called "I hate you, don't leave me: Understanding the borderline personality". If you read only one chapter, read "The borderline society". All of this was predicted during the first release of this book in 1989. CBT, works and does it without ruining your relationships and creating more borderlines out of your family.
Never ingest anti depressants, they destroy your liver. I would know i've been on them for roughly 7 years. Psychiatry is a fraud. They don't help with anything, a chemical imbalance is a scam. Drugs i've been put on during childhood up until my mid twenties has caused me only pain and suffering
If all it did was cause pain and suffering you wouldn't have been on them for 7 years. and don't say oh I was forced to, that excuse would have worked if you were a kid but not up until your mid twenties homie.
+Jon Me My bodily pain has skyrocketed over more than a 15 years of prescription drug use. And every time I told my doctor of bodily pain they gave me another med which made it much worse. Soon maybe my organs will fail and have to be removed if that happens i'll just kill myself and put an end to my suffering. I also developed the early signs of ALS
I need some assurance.
I've been on Zoloft for 6 weeks now and I am feeling GREAT. I feel fine. Happy. I can enjoy daily activities and actually get out of bed. But, you see, it's like my creativity was sapped. I don't have motivation to write anymore and it doesn't feel the same. Writing means so much to me and it's a big part of who I am. Does this... feeling, go away once I am finished with medication?
Why does MDMA, a potent serotonin releaser cause immediate obliteration of depression if boosting serotonin levels doesn't relieve depression? Also why do some people report prolonged periods of depression following the use of MDMA? Serotonin has a LOT to do with depression.
Well, you can get placebo if you want - just ask for homeopatic medication.
I've tried antidepressants and therapy - they both work to a certain degree, but... after two years off medicines and four years of therapy I realise I will probably never feel efortlessly happy again like before depression.
But this guy is actually lying about antidepressants being as effective as placebo.
Hi I watch your video on depression I been diagnose with social anxiety disorder and bi polar I been taking a number of meds my doctor gave me finally I switch to lexapro 20mg it has been helping me with my depression and anxiety do these SSRI meds cause bad side effects in the long run cause they are really helping me and sex drive is low but I still able to have sex Regularly I guess before I started taking meds my sex drive was really high lol
+Mišo Vuković +Mišo Vuković I myself am on meds for a mood disorder and my life is better for it. It is stupid videos like this that confuses people who need medicine and prevents them from proper treatment. The creator of this video really needs to be found and prosecuted.
What this guy is saying is completely false. If you do any research on your own you'll see countless studies proving that once you find the right drug the anti-depressant is far more effective than any placebo could ever be.
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.