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A person suffering from depression needs to have a competent examination and work up – preferably by a drug-less healthcare provider first. This provider will not be treating “depression,” but will work to address the underlying causes of this apparent problem – and it does have causes.

This article may also surprise a few people as it is alternative. It looks at what the factors are that are the real “cause” of the problem, instead of burying a person with drugs that take away their ability to “feel” – a basic and needed ability if one wishes to really live.

First, please be reminded that humans are sentient – we feel. we get angry, scared, and yes sometimes depressed. If the reason why we are depressed is unchanged then we stay depressed. Being sad about something is a part of life’s experiences- provided it is the appropriate time and need for the emotion. For example, if your longtime pet had suddenly died that should have been upsetting. Most people would be sad. A person who would have been happy in this circumstance is likely to either have been on drugs, or was not in very good shape.

In Psychiatry. Depression is characterized as “a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason.” It would be awesome if some psychiatrists and doctors who prescribe drugs would read this before the doing so. The key terms are “greater and more prolonged than warranted.” So who determines when it is too long? Exactly. It is very subjective.

And “…warranted…” Let’s talk about that. People who have mood type imbalances may be having several “warranted” problems that are rarely investigated by the mainstream thoroughly and this is not because of conspiracy, it is simply trained ignorance – no one told them to so most don’t investigate or even know how to. There also isn’t a drug company in the background giving the doctor instructions and “beneficial information” on what to look for in order to prescribe as there is no money in this compared to the riches of consumable pharmaceuticals.

So this article can go on for a very long time, but you will have to stay tuned for the sequel. For now we will cover one of the many causes of depression.

This is one that you can correct, but you first have to admit it. Countries with high sugar intake have higher rates of depression, but this is the tip of the iceberg. There are many theories about how this works but the bottom line is this. If you suffer from any mood imbalance ask yourself this question. “Do I consume sugar and can I stop now?” If you think that it may be tough to stop then that is evidence of a problem. For the sake of your overall and mental health – stop. One thought of why sugar is related to depression is that it depletes B -vitamins. These are vitally needed for normal mental and emotional function.

If you know others tell them to stop as well.

Well that’s it for now. As always, we are available to answer questions.

Next time we will review yet another cause of depression.

Yours in health;

Dr. Mincey

Disclaimer: The article is written for educational purposed only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any defect or deformity. Always consult your doctor or a healthcare professional knowledgeable in such matters.

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