What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Depression: The Breakthrough Integrative Approach for Effective Treatment

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Grand Central Publishing, May 30, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 416 pages
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Depression is a serious illness that can often havedetrimental effects on one's personal and professional life -but it doesn't have to. With proper treatment, one can conquerthis mental monster and lead a fulfilling and productive life.What's more, expensive prescription drugs with sometimesdebilitating side effects may very well not be the answer.In this breakthrough programme, Dr Michael Schachter offers hisproven protocol to treat depression naturally by rebalancing andrepairing out of sync and inefficient neurotransmitters in the brain.Readers are guided towards relief through potent, safe naturalsupplements that directly affect brain chemistry. Combining moretraditional treatments with new proven remedies, Dr Schachter'sprogramme reveals: the right amino acids that can help balance brainchemistry; how to easily and effectively control the amount ofserotonin, dopamine, and glutamine in the brain - without drugs; theimportance of Omega-3 intake and the role of mercury and fluoridetoxicity can play in depression and much more.Dr Schachter leaves no stone unturned on the path to treatingdepression safely, effectively and naturally.
 

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Contents

THE BOTTOM LINE
Chapter 7
PUTTING TOGETHER A HEALTHFUL DIET
SPECIAL DIETS
ESSENTIAL SUGARS
DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
THE BOTTOM LINE
Chapter 8

OTHER CAUSES OF DEPRESSION
THE CONVENTIONAL APPROACH TO TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
ORTHOMOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY AND RELATED THERAPIES
THE BOTTOM LINE
Chapter 2
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT AND PROCESS
WHAT YOU EAT
DEPRESSION DIETING AND OTHER FOOD ISSUES
THE BOTTOM LINE
Chapter 3
SYMPTOM PROFILES
NEUROTRANSMITTER TESTING
DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
FINDING PROFESSIONAL HELP
THE DIAGNOSTIC PROCESS
THE BOTTOM LINE
Part 2
METHYLATION
TRANSSULFURATION
Chapter 4
AMINO ACID THERAPY
5HTP 5HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN
TRYPTOPHAN
GABA GAMMA AMINOBUTYRIC ACID
GLUTAMINE
PHENYLALANINE
TYROSINE
MUCUNA PRURIENS
AMINO ACID THERAPY AND MEDICATION
THE BOTTOM LINE
Chapter 5
SATURATED FATS
THE BOTTOM LINE
Chapter 6
THE B VITAMINS
NADH
CHOLINE
VITAMIN A AND BETACAROTENE
VITAMIN D
VITAMIN E
CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM
CHROMIUM
IRON
SELENIUM
IODINE
CONCENTRATED FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EXTRACTS
YOUR BODY AT WORK
HEAVY METALS AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS
GETTING THE LEAD OUT
EDTA
SAUNAS
COLON HYDROTHERAPY
THE BOTTOM LINE
Chapter 9
STRESS HORMONES
SEX HORMONES
THYROID HORMONES
DHEA
PREGNENOLONE
MELATONIN
Chapter 10
LET THERE BE LIGHT
RELAXATION THERAPIES
PSYCHOTHERAPY
MASSAGE
SLEEP
NURTURING FAMILY AND OTHER MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS
PERSONAL GROWTH
THE BOTTOM LINE
Chapter 11
ACUPUNCTURE
HOMEOPATHY
REIKI
THE BOTTOM LINE
Chapter 12
THE TROUBLE WITH PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS
PHARMACEUTICALS VERSUS NUTRACEUTICALS
PSYCHOTROPICS AND AMINO ACID THERAPY
ANTIDEPRESSANTS
OTHER PSYCHOTROPICS
THE BOTTOM LINE
Chapter 13
MURRAYS STORY
LILAS STORY
Closing Remarks
Selected Chapter Notes
Organizations and Resources
Glossary
Suggested Reading
About the Author
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Deborah Mitchell is a medical writer and journalist specializing in natural medicine and nutrition topics. Her articles have appeared in professional journals as well as national consumer magazines. She has authored or co-authored nine books about various health topics, including "The Natural Health Guide to Headache Relief, The Dictionary of Natural Healing, Natural Aphrodisiacs, " and "The Broccoli Sprouts Break-through." Ms. Mitchell lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.

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