Believe it or not, you are not alone.
You have struggled with depression, and have felt the most alone you have ever felt in your life, but you are actually in good company. With 25% of the American population struggling with some type of mental health condition, you actually have over 77 million people with you. They get how you feel, and so do we.
You are also not alone in feeling side effects from your medications. If you are lucky, you are among the two-thirds of people who take antidepressants and see improvement. However there is a trade off. Over forty percent of people who get some relief from depression with their antidepressants end up experiencing side effects. The most common ones we hear from our patients include insomnia, low libido and weight gain. And there is evidence in the scientific literature to back up what you are feeling. (1). So you may have some relief of your depression (or complete relief), but now you have to deal with increased weight, difficulty sleeping, and low libido. Sometimes these side effects make people feel so frustrated that they feel it might even be better to deal with depression, so they stop their medications and suddenly get flooded with depression again.
There is hope.
You can feel better in you body and your mind. Millions have found relief in integrative approaches to mental health, whether it be through diet or with supplements for depression. Dr. Nicole Cain has over a decade of experience in the study of nutrition and the brain and her mission is to help people finally find the relief they are looking for.
Here is what to do:
(1) Get to the root cause of your depression, whether it’s biological, psychological, environmental, or social.
(2) Remove the obstacles to cure
(3) Start a nutrient regimen that will create balance and healing in your mind and body
When selecting products for helping you recover from depresion, ensure they are packed full of nutrients that help get to the root of depression and anxiety by offering specific vitamins, minerals, and herbs in their optimal dosages and forms. The right ingredients will not only heal your brain, but it will also target the side effects of your medications. We have found that people who take the proper nutrients get better sleep, have more success in achieving their weight goals, and have a healthier sex life. Certain supplements also increase the effectiveness of your antidepressant medication and may even help you to taper off.
There is hope. While you may feel alone and like you will never feel better, millions of people have experienced relief and so can you.
Elisa Cascade,corresponding author Amir H. Kalali, MD, and Sidney H. Kennedy, MD, FRCPC. Real-World Data on SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects. Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2009 Feb; 6(2): 16–18. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2719451/