Aha! Antidepressants Can Hurt More Than Help!

Study: Antidepressants create anxiety in healthy people

Watch this amazing new news segment about antidepressants!

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

I hope this embed works. If it does not, the link is here. If the link moves-as it often does, google the title.

The problem is big pharma. Antidepressants represent an 11 Billion dollar market today in the US!

About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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11 Responses to Aha! Antidepressants Can Hurt More Than Help!

  1. Roald Michel says:

    A lady commenting in an LI-group said that she had tried multiple different drugs to combat her depression, but nothing really worked. No surprise there. But then she tried L-methylfolate, and within 3 weeks she felt wonderful and had no side effects. Your take on that?

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    • Be Healthy says:

      That is folate i.e. B-9… not everyone needs that and don’t forget the placebo effect of supplements. Have a blood test for B complex, which includes B2, B6, B9, and B12 I believe. The trick is that you cannot increase all 4. It seems (and I am not a B vitamin expert by a long shot) to me that B9 (folate) and B12 move in opposite direction. When I had my blood test, my B9 was out of range high and B12 too low. Now they are both fine but pills don’t work…. B vitamins do not absorb through the metabolic process. They get destroyed in the stomach. So if you need them, you can have them either via sublingual (full of aspartame) or via shots (I get the shots).

      I must admit that I was perhaps calmer when my B9 was through the roof but I had much less energy with too little B12. Now that they are in balance, I am also in balance, have more energy but perhaps am not as calm… hard to tell because of the stupid suggestive power of the placebo effect, which cannot be discounted.

      In my migraine group I ask everyone to stop all their vitamins, probiotics, supplements, everything and a week later head for a blood test to see what they need. I recommend they only take what is shown to be low and nothing else. It seems many people are overdosing on the vitamins and some people showed me their blood tests showing toxic levels of say selenium and other goodies. High calcium can get one into real serious trouble so all the ladies in the group taking calcium get to be taken off and have to head for a test… and if they are low and can tolerate dairy, they need to try to increase via natural route.

      The same goes for folate. Many foods have folate… just need to eat them. 😀

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      • Roald Michel says:

        I’ve read: “Folic acid in and of itself does not alleviate depression. Our brain must convert folic acid into L-methylfolate before it can manufacture enough serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine to alleviate depression. However, certain individuals lack the ability to convert folic acid to l-methylfolate, rendering folic acid supplements ineffective for this group of patients. This processing deficiency is caused by the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism, which is quite common among patients with depression. Up to 70% of patients with depression test positive for the polymorphism and therefore cannot convert folic acid into L-methylfolate.” Hence :”……it becomes important to not use folate but to use L-methylfolate directly.”

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        • Be Healthy says:

          You know there are deep brain stimulation studies on humans who have clinical depression, performed while they are awake. Their depression was found to be caused by lack of voltage in the deep limbic area of the brain where serotonin is manufactured. Those brain regions could be stimulated back into action when voltage probes were sunk into them and turned on. When the voltage reached the particular level where the neurons could open and close their pumps, activity to these regions returned and depression lifted.

          Does this remind you of anything I do with migraineurs?

          By the way nearly all migraineurs start with depression and all end up without… See what I mean? These supplements are bandages. One must go after the cause.

          The cause is lack of neuronal activity because of lack of voltage and hence lack of neurotransmitters that are essential brain and mood controlling agents in addition to controlling everything we do.

          So my take: get your brain working by supplying the nutrition it needs and forget about supplements. Add supplements as needed if after your brain is fully functional you find your diet is lacking for whatever reason.

          I have never had a day of depression my life yet I have never been able to absorb folate from food or pills. The two, if connected in any way, must have a third variant: something else is not working to cause depression else everyone with problems of inability to absorb folate would be depressed. That would be a very large part of the population. Forget it… It is another bs excuse of explanations without any solid science.

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  2. This conversation is part and parcel of our broken society, driven by profits, incompletenesses, opinion and drama. It touches on hot buttons to insight fear, anger and resentment without any resources as to the means to get clear answers and solutions.

    Antidepressants work with minimal harm.
    They should be considered in the young and old or pregnant.
    They can only work if the patient and provider are working together as a team.
    If any medicine is not working the reasons should be assess with a new plan.
    If a med is doing harm it needs to be stopped.
    Some believe that a low dose of ssri’s are needed for long periods in a % of people.
    Trials, trys and sees are the methods used to determine a need.

    YES: the system is corrupted and profit driven, people are disrespected, people need to be more informed and we need more preventive care.

    This is only the tippity top of this huge iceberg. Don’t look under the surface or you will get nausea and vomit.

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  3. Roald Michel says:

    Hahahahaha………..and that’s NEWS?

    Dare I say that also unhealthy people (whatever that means, hehe) taking these goddamn drugs often experience nasty effects from it.

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    • I agree. Unfortunately many people are not “unhealthy” but are mislead and lied to… at least in the US Roald. In the US many doctors get paid for prescribing meds by big pharma. This may not be true in Aruba. In the US though I don’t know a single person who was not hurt by drugs–perhaps by as innocent a drug as an antibiotic–at one time of another. This is not only about antidepressants. But this is very much relevant for the case of the death of my mom.

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      • Roald Michel says:

        Yes, but let’s not forget that “the people” often want a quick fix and gladly accept the drugs prescribed by their doctors. In fact “the people” themselves are helping to maintain the situation. “The people” need to get off their lazy asses and start informing themselves about what’s important in their lives, take action, and not sit back, accuse others, whine and complain about all the bad things happening to them all the time. Oh well, we had this conversation already many times.

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