A mind of your own : the truth about depression and how women can heal their bodies to reclaim their lives : featuring a 30-day plan for transformation / Kelly Brogan, MD ; with Kristin Loberg.Material type: TextPublisher: New York, NY : Harper Wave, Description: viii, 337 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062405579; 0062405578Subject(s): Depression in women | Depression, Mental -- Treatment | Women -- Mental health | Naturopathy | Depression in women | Depression, Mental -- Treatment | Naturopathy | Women -- Mental healthDDC classification: 616.85/270082 LOC classification: RC451.4.W6 | B76 2016
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Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction: Psych: It's not all in your head -- Decoding depression -- Truth serum: Coming clean about the serotonin myth -- The new biology of depression -- The great psychiatric pretenders -- Why body lotions, tap water, and OTC pain relievers should come with new warning labels -- Let food be thy medicine -- The power of meditation, sleep, and exercise -- Clean house -- Testing and supplementing -- 4 weeks to a natural high -- Own your body and free your mind -- Recipes.
Depression is not a disease, it is a symptom. Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use, with one in four women starting their day with medication. These drugs have become the panacea for everything from grief, irritability, panic attacks, to insomnia, PMS, and stress. But the truth is, what women really need can't be found at a pharmacy. According to Dr. Kelly Brogan, antidepressants not only overpromise and underdeliver, but their use may permanently disable the body's self-healing potential. We need a new paradigm: the best way to heal the mind is to heal the whole body. Based on her interpretation of published medical findings, combined with years of clinical experience, Dr. Brogan suggests the true cause of depression: it is not simply a chemical imbalance, but a lifestyle crisis that demands a reset. It is a signal that the interconnected systems in the body are out of balance -- from blood sugar, to gut health, to thyroid function -- and inflammation is at the root. A Mind of Your Own offers an achievable, step-by-step day-by-day action plan, including dietary interventions, targeted nutrient support, detoxification, sleep, and stress reframing techniques that women can use to heal their bodies, alleviate inflammation, and feel like themselves again without a single prescription.