>The Prescription for Depression? "Oops, Never Mind!"

>What do you think might help your depression; medication, psychotherapy, both? You decide.

If you would like to read more about the different kinds of anxiety disorders as well as the two types of depression please visit my website at http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com. I always say that education is the first step to feeling better.

Monday March 1st, 1pm at http://www.ksgvradio.com, I will be discussing counseling for anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. My guest, Dietician, Jeri Evans will speak about the relationship between nutrition, anxiety, and depression.

Please read on…

Ilissa

Most of us have been depressed at one time during our lives, or know someone who is seriously depressed. When Prozac burst on the scene 20 years ago, it seemed that a major step had been achieved. More people responded well to the drug and fine-tuning it was easier than with past antidepressants.

Since then, taking antidepressants has become as normal as taking aspirin for a headache. Yet the ebullience of the Prozac generation was steadily undercut. Many patients didn’t respond to the point that it is now conceded that more than half of depressed people may not benefit from any standard antidepressant. Along with alarming statistics about violence and suicide associated with these drugs, the treatment of depression has become increasingly shaky.

Now a major study has concluded that the entire approach of Prozac and related drugs has been wrong from the start. That’s a very big “oops” on the part of pharmaceutical companies and the research they use as justification for their billion-dollar drugs. Read More>>>

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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