by Dr. David Sobers
Did you know that depression and anxiety are the leading causes of disability? What’s the one mistake almost everyone makes when trying to treat depression? It’s seeing depression as a mental disorder. Even your friends may think that this is something you brought on yourself. If only you had a more positive attitude, or took long walks, listened to good music, meditated, or started an engaging hobby, you would “snap out of it.”
While doing these things may help, it is not likely that you can “think” yourself out of a depression any more than you can think yourself out of a cold, the flu, or a broken leg.
While there are some drugs that can help people suffering from depression, they do not work for everyone, and they can have serious side-effects. Rexulti, one of the common antidepressants, can result in weight gain, constipation, fatigue, headache, drowsiness, dizziness, anxiety. For young people, especially, there is the serious danger that this can increase their risk of committing suicide.
You may have been given tips for treating your depression like, “visualize a happy memory, talk with someone about your feelings, go for a walk with a friend, volunteer to help others, learn to meditate, get a massage or trade back rubs with a friend”. The problem is that doing anything, can be extremely difficult when you are depressed. Depression is a physical problem. Your brain needs healing — not just good advice.
Fortunately, the FDA has approved a device shown to relieve depression in patients for whom anti-depressant drugs do not work. It can be used in your home, so you won’t have to worry about seeing doctors and psychiatrists all the time. Wouldn’t it make sense to check out something that is FDA approved, involves no drugs, is non-invasive, has no side-effects and can provide long-lasting relief…and is something you can use in the convenience of your own home?
Depression is no joke. It is a serious ailment. Take care of yourself. If you suffer from depression or know anyone who does, find out about this today. Phone: 505-369-5083, text: 505-386-3063, or email: DrSobers@comcast.net.