You’re Invited to Understanding and Overcoming Depression-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks for joining me for our Friday series, “You’re Invited to Understanding and Overcoming Depression. Our next Destination? Joyful! ™” event has inspired this series and I can already tell because of all I’m learning that this event is going to be powerfully healing and freeing. Grab your coffee and come on in. 🙂

Last week I gave you a statistic from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics which said that 1 in 20 Americans suffer from depression. I also shared that many doctors prescribe medication to treat this condition, but here’s the truth about antidepressants: “Although antidepressants can be effective for many patients, they do not work for everybody. Additionally, antidepressant medications circulate in the bloodstream throughout the body, and can result in unwanted side effects such as weight gain, decreased sex drive, nausea, sleepiness, and dry mouth. Millions of patients do not receive adequate benefit from antidepressants and/or cannot tolerate the side effects caused by them.”

Now, I am in no way saying that someone suffering from depression shouldn’t take an anti-depressant, especially for those who suffer from endogenous depression, which is internal, a chemical imbalance, if you will, and there are many causative factors involved. Something is needed to “flip the switch,” so to speak, within the brain, and get things running on the right track.

We could spend hours on this very topic, the pros and cons of antidepressants, but let me just stop there and invite you to our next event which will definitely help equip you with the informative tools for overcoming depression.




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