Written By: Sheila M. Cooperman LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and the Creator of Wellotonin
A serious problem
Why is almost 82% or more of our population taking either anti-depressants, like Lexapro, Celex? How about all those anxiety medications, like Xanax, Klonopin! Don’t forget the mood Stabilizers like Wellbutrin, or Lamictal? What his the shift? Why can’t so many people make it through their day without consuming something that either helps numb themselves, or make them just feel less. I could regurgitate the information written in the diagnosis handbook, but I won’t. This is because I know so much more than most of the clinicians in this country when it comes to depression, anxiety, OCD, etc,
One of the biggest faults lies beside the psychiatry world and their limited tool box. As soon as a person starts feeling badly, finding themselves experiencing mood issues, racing mind, having problems sleeping, having difficulty coping they are told by someone to run to a psychiatrist. In some worse case scenarios, they are getting psychotropic prescriptions from their primary doctors.
The patient begins to explain their symptoms
It takes just ten minutes or less sometimes. The medical professional hands over to them a prescription for a popular anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication. Recently this is Lexapro, one year it seemed to be always Wellbutrin, or Buspar. My absolute most unfavorite is Cymbalta.
Does anyone ever really get an answer from their doctor?
What is going on with me? How, why do I now feel so badly? How will this medication actually help alleviate my depression. (a term we throw around way too much improperly.)
If they did get one, they would hear, coined responses like “we don’t really know” “maybe it is genetic, and the medication should begin to work in a few weeks.
Would you accept this from your Mechanic?
Is this the type of answers you would accept from your mechanic? You would probably insist on more precise responses from your mechanic fixing your car, then you accept about your own mental functioning.
That is not even the really sad part. It seems there is always this very illusive concept surrounding “why” we begin to experience mood disorders and mental health symptoms. Even everything you read, would confirm this same type of mystery, OH No body knows what really occurs in the brain. I even have to continue completing CEU’s for my license with this same type of ideas, “OH, mystery nobody knows. Every time I have to read that type of nonsense and answer question, concerning psych medications and symptoms, and MAOI inhibitors, and SSRI’s –
I can’t but put my finger in my mouth and want to wretch.
The biggest crime is it is all old. I know this to be true. It is not illusive, and there is an exactly “how,” “why”and even when you began getting your depression. There is a precise explanation, about what is happening in your brain, that you are now experiencing mental health symptoms or a full-blown out mood disorder. This includes the illusive, depression, anxiety, OCD, Stress, Insomnia, Anger. It is all quite simple. The new truth, because of the simplicity of the problem, their is easy maintenance with no medication indicated. Actually, medication often just compounds the problem, and adds the feature of not even feeling like yourself, being in a zone or having no interests in anything.
I can explain it to you in the terms simple as making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, what you can do to feel your optimum always. You will find you have more mental motivation, drive, ideas, goals, etc and won’t be pulled down by some of the human-zombie medications.
What is true, mood disorders are genetic,
All individuals possess the predisposition for their particular types of symptoms. Some family genes possess depression, for others it is anxiety, and other OCD, still others may have Anger issues. If you have really great family genes, you get the bonus plan, of both depression and anxiety or anger and Ocd, or some combination and the tri-fector some get all three or more.
None of this really matters, because all these symptoms involve low serotonin and the resolution is the same for all. Personally, I have been lucky enough to have genes for both OCD and anger. If the psychiatrist heard my symptoms from years ago, I would probably be hooked-up to an IV of anti-psychotics. restored myself to optimum
I have been lucky to restore myself to my optimum
Wellotonin when necessary always keeps my anger and OCD in check- without any medication. Now over 2000+ wellotonians have also raised their serotonin. They sleep better, feel more calm, and they no longer suffer with depression, anxiety, OCD, and Anger.
Like an ice-berg, our genetics never go away, we just need to stay above it.
with Wellotonin, you can soar, above all those dark clouds.