Posted by Lou Pilder on May 4, 2010, at 14:12:45
In reply to Re: Off Meds Since January - Depressed AGAIN » StillHopefull, posted by morganator on May 4, 2010, at 13:47:31
> I'm not so sure 5htp is a good idea for a few reasons. One being a health reason that I read about somewhere but I cannot remember at the moment.
> I'm curious to hear how the neurofeedback goes, I've been interested in this as well. I think it's great your giving it a try.
> Instead of 5htp, I would give one of the superior brands of St. John's wort a go-New Chapter's SC27 or Serofin, Perika, or Kira.
> Do you take fish oil, flax seed/oil, chia seed, and borage oil?
> A good bioavailable form of Curcumin may be a good option as an adjunct to other natural therapies.
> Personally, I am of the opinion that if you are prone to severe chronic depression and have been on medications for a long time, it is probably not a good idea to stop taking all medications. Maybe try to figure out which ones you can live without, but getting off all medications will make you vulnerable again to depression and anxiety, which, in my opinion, can do much more harm than medications themselves. It is believed that chronic depression and anxiety actually cause a form of brain damage. It is also believed that this damage can be reversed with the use of certain psychiatric medications(some antidepressants and lithium) and things like exercise and meditation. There are also some supplements that may contribute to reversing some of the damage brought on by moderated to severe chronic depression and anxiety.
You wrote,[...It is believed that chronic depression and axniety actually cause a form of brain damage...].
I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean herre. If you could post answers here to the following, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
A. Who are those that believe that chronic depression and axiety cause a form of brain damage?
B. What are the criteria, if you know, that they use to believe that?
C. Is there reserch concerning this, and if so could you could post a link here to that?
D. do you know what kind of brain damage the people that believe that define as happening to people? And if you know, is the damge reversible if you know?
E.Other questions if the above are answerd.