Antidepressants can create dependencies that are hard to get rid of. And for long-term users, there often is a growing spectrum of negative side effects the longer they take antidepressants. So getting off antidepressants is great – but are you prepared to deal with the changes this will cause in your brain chemistry? Antidepressant withdrawal hypnosis can help you to use the natural powers of your mind to cope with withdrawal symptoms of psychiatric drugs.
More than 20% of Americans now regularly take mind-altering drugs prescribed by their doctors, according to a recent article in the New Yorker. Want to know how much American’s spend in 2010 on psychiatric drugs? More than 70 billion dollars.
But despite what pharmaceutical corporations want to make us believe, scientists don’t have a proper understanding of why psychiatric drugs like antidepressants work, or not. They like to say that mental illness is a result of chemical imbalances in the brain – but this is a very superficial way of explaining things that doesn’t really hold up to scientific or medical rigor.
Depression = Dopamine & Norepinephrine Imbalance?
When it comes to depression, the explanation given is that there’s an imbalance between dopamine and norepinephrine.
It was the psychiatrist Joseph Schildkraut who first publicized this theory in 1965, and his paper became one of the most cited articles in medical literature.
His theory however, was wrong. Just a couple of years later, technology enabled scientists to gain a better understanding of how antidepressants affect brain chemistry, and found that it wasn’t about dopamine & norepinephrine, but instead about…
So there was the new “scientific” explanation for antidepressants. What this explanation failed to reveal was that antidepressants can’t target a specific chemical imbalance in the brain. They’re not like snipers that have a specific target, but rather like shotguns who blast big rounds around and hit all kinds of targets.
Again, pharmaceutical companies not only failed to reveal this, but instead spend a considerable amount of effort and money into propagating the idea that they could.
They also tried to bury scientific research which showed that S.S.R.I.’s don’t work any better than placebos in clinical trials with depressive people.
Yet, no solid new scientific model to explain mental disease and mood disorders has emerged. Thus, the medical community acts as if the “latest” (even though already disproven) theory, is valid. That’s why doctors still tell their patients that chemical imbalances are the cause of their depression.
It’s time to realize that your not the slave of your brain chemistry, but that you instead can wield a lot of power over what happens with your thoughts and feelings.
This powerful hypnotic audio session can help you to better cope with antidepressant withdrawal symptoms using guided imagination. The deep states of comfortable relaxation will help you to tap into the power of your subconscious mind, and instinctively make the choices that foster your psychological and physiological well-being.