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Considering Antidepressants as a Treatment for Depression? Better Review This Information First

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NoDoz_caffeine_tablets_on_blackPsychiatric medications are dangerous and too often deadly.  Studies since 1970 have proven this over and over again.  In fact, the evidence is so clear that the FDA and Health Canada as well as many international regulatory agencies around the world have issued WARNINGS about the increased risk of suicide, homicide, agression, emotional blunting, major depression and psychosis all caused by antidepressant use.  According to years of independent research and review of studies, the use of psyciatric medication to treat any mental illness is almost guaranteed to worsen the issue. ETHICAL DOCTORS WARN PEOPLE TO AVOID PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT ALTOGETHER.

BEFORE you ingest any psychiatric drug, review the over 4,000 incidents of horrific results of antidepressant use between 2008-2011  at  SSRI Stories  .  This site lists only the worse treatment outcomes and represent about 1% of the adverse reactions people experience.  These medications are highly addictive and while the medications cause terrible side-effects while on dose, increasing or decreasing the medication doses quickly can easily result in severely worsening conditions.

To fully understand the brain abnormalities caused by the drug treatment of depression as well as other psychiatric drugs, be sure to read  Medication Madness by Dr. Peter Breggin, an international court-appointed medical expert on the brain-damaging, addictive properties of all psychiatric drugs.   It is no coincidence that of the last 18 rampages in the US alone, 14 killers were reported to have been on psychiatric drugs.  The other 4 cases are presumed to be linked to psychiatric drugs, but the information about their medical treatment has been suppressed.

Treatment for Depression is Nothing More than a Financial Boon for Pharmaceuticals

The fact is that medicalizing normal human emotions such as worry, sadness, anger, resentment, grief, bitterness, and so on by giving them some made-up names called diagnoses and then claiming that brain chemical deficiencies cause them, is a big fat LIE!  There has never been evidence found of any brain abnormality in any so-called mentally ill person, (not even major depressives and schizophrenics)  but lots of evidence of brain abnormality AFTER a patient has been put on drugs, sometimes after as short a period as 2-3 doses.  Further, there is no scientific support for any psychiatric diagnosis – they are all the product of a vote by psychiatrists, usually congured up when a new ‘illness’ is needed to sell an already existing drug (eg.  Ritalin was manufactured, then ADHD was voted in as a diagnosis, despite the complete lack of any evidence that it ever existed – read The ADHD Fraud by Dr. Fred Baughman, a real doctor).

Being aware of the truth about these medications and other psychiatric treatment for depression including electroshock, can save your life.  While people sometimes  think medications for the treatment of depression they are ‘helpful’, the fact is that as the pre-frontal cortex of the brain becomes increasingly more damaged as a result of the medication, a patient is unable to correctly and properly assess their true condition and can likely be entirely unaware of their mood-alteration, aggression, hostility, emotional detachment and emotional blunting.  Normal human emotions are NOT mental illness…they are something all humans must learn to deal with productively.  You cannot do that with a damaged brain.

Safe Alternatives for Treatment of Depression

A qualified hypnotherapist can help you resolve the underlying emotional issues safely and without drugs and life-long labels.  For assistance in choosing the right hypnotherapist for you visit GracePlace Wellness ‘Choosing Your Hypnotherapist’   If you are already on psychiatric drugs DO NOT GO OFF ABRUPTLY! EVER!  Be sure to read the free guide to weaning off psychiatric medications slowly called How to Wean Off Psychiatric Drugs Safely at the Road Back Program 

NOTE:  depending upon how long you have been on psychiatric medications, it is common for withdrawal symptoms to occur unpredictably in frequency and intensity for many years.  This is when suicidal and homicidal ideation can appear. DO NOT LET A DOCTOR TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE TO GO BACK ON MEDICATIONS, increase the dose, add medications or change medications,  WHILE CLAIMING THE SYMPTOMS ARE CAUSED BY YOUR UNDERLYING ISSUES….THIS IS POSITIVELY FALSE.  What you are experiencing are the symptoms of coming off any addictive substance and the symptoms can include:  dizziness, agitation, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, aggression, panic and so on.  Great care must be taken when weaning off medications.

Grace Joubarne, Clinical Hypnotherapist, with offices in Ottawa and Belleville, Ontario, Canada.  1-888-390-3553  email:

Related Reading:
On the Psychiatric Drugging of Children: Dr. Peter Breggin says “Don’t!” 
From Mental Illness to Emotional Wellness  
Mental Illness:  The Truth, The Whole Truth

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  • Grace Joubarne · April 29, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Hi Alana, go to and look under testimonials (all signed). You will see there is no reason to use pharmaceutical drugs. Also, read Medication Madness by Dr. Peter Breggin and check out for a great deal of information on how damaging the drugs are. It is a fact that NO ONE can recover their health on pharmaceutical drugs.

  • Alana Lynne · April 29, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I I have been looking into alternative medicine for myself. I am so tired of swallowing pills everyday and not seeing any results. I am curious to know if any of you have ever tried alternative medicine before in the past?

    Alana Lynne |

  • Eliza Lawrence · April 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Taking antidepressants can be really scary. I feel like there are so many people take them when it is not necessary. I agree that the safest way to get through your depression is by seeking help of a professional therapist.

    Eliza Lawrence |

  • Grace Joubarne · October 22, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Hi Earl,

    I’m happy that your sister is seeking help, but the fact is that if that help involves psychiatric drugs and electroshock, you can expect her situation to worsen after the initial ‘improvement’ (per many studies documented by Dr. Peter Breggin in Medication Madness and Toxic Psychiatry) . It was established long ago that there is no such thing as ‘mental illness’, no evidence to support any such claims and that most people recover with a change of lifestyle, diet and with some empathic therapy, such as hypnotherapy or non-drug counselling and life coaching. According to Dr. Breggin and the many data bases following the outcomes of psychiatric treatments for emotional issues, brain-damaging psychiatric drugs have no hope of creating long-lasting non-brain damaging improvement. In fact, to most doctors, it is considered a major improvement if the person become zombie-like.

  • Earl Judds · October 8, 2013 at 10:05 am

    My sister was recently received a dual diagnosis for mental illness and has been sent to a treatment center ( She is doing well now, its nice that the word is getting out there about the difficulties of depression.

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