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November 7, 2017

Depressed patients who are treated with antidepressants do worse in the long run

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A new study has shown that symptoms of depression were more sharply elevated 9 years following treatment including drug medication than treatment without it.


Contrary to the impression given by the pharmaceutical industry and its stakeholders, safe and effective natural approaches to controlling depression do exist. For example, a clinical trial recently conducted in the United States found that magnesium supplements are effective in the treatment of mild-to-moderate depression. Similarly, in a recent scientific review published in Maturitas, the official journal of the European Menopause and Andropause Society, researchers note that low levels of B vitamins are common in patients with depression and that supplementation with these nutrients has been shown to improve depression outcomes.

As such, with omega-3 supplements having impressively been shown to be helpful in reducing symptoms of even major depressive disorder, one could argue that the pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’ isn’t merely the biggest barrier to health, it’s also one of the biggest obstacles to a happier world.

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