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Psychedelics & Plant Medicines Dispel the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression

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Psychedelics & Plant Medicines Dispel the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression:

Dylan Charles

Depression is now the number one worldwide cause of disease and disability, according to the World Health Organization. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the psychiatric industry’s bible, defines depression as the near daily existence of at least 5 of the following 9 conditions:

1. Depressed mood or irritable most of the day, nearly every day, as indicated by either subjective report (e.g., feels sad or empty) or observation made by others (e.g., appears tearful)
2. Decreased interest or pleasure in most activities, most of each day
3. Significant weight change (5%) or change in appetite
4. Change in sleep: Insomnia or hypersomnia
5. Change in activity: Psychomotor agitation or retardation
6. Fatigue or loss of energy
7. Guilt/worthlessness: Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt
8. Concentration: diminished ability to think or concentrate, or more indecisiveness
9. Suicidality: Thoughts of death or suicide, or has suicide plan

(Proposed (not yet adopted) anxiety symptoms that may indicate depression: irrational worry, preoccupation with unpleasant worries, trouble relaxing, feeling tense, fear that something awful might happen.) [Source]

Diagnosis using this array of possibilities is highly subjective and hardly scientific, and the DSM-5 recommends treatment with pharmaceutical antidepressants, supportive psychotherapy, best guesses, trial and error, observation, hope, and luck.

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7 hours ago, Curenado said:

So how is the chem balance theory displaced......by chems which alter the chemistry? 

Many of those on the list are hormonal imbalances and are treatable with natural protocols like testosterone for males and Human Growth precursors plus many others.

In general, depression responds well to Omega 3 Fatty Acids being added to the diet in either oily fish or supplementation. Krill oil is best.

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