March 18, 2016
“Psychiatric diagnosis still relies exclusively on fallible subjective judgments rather than objective biological tests.”
– Dr. Allen Frances, author of Saving Normal
“Probably as much as 75% of the medicine of sickness is unnecessary and its cost can be avoided.”
– Dr. Ghislaine Lanctot, Author Of The Medical Mafia
Dr. Kelly Brogan’s work first became known to me when she addressed countless health issues in an article she penned years back that was shared via the website GreenMedInfo. From there, she’s been one of my ‘go-to’ alternative medical doctors whose work we attempt to read as much as possible.
Given that, we’ve come to expect high quality information from the author, and she does not disappoint.
A Mind Of Your Own: The Truth About Depression And How Women Can Heal Their Bodies To Reclaim Their Lives by Kelly Brogan M.D and Kristin Loberg, takes the reader through a journey of countless examples of issues regarding medications doled out like candy by Big Pharma and doctors, coupled with other notable concerns within the medical establishment.
As someone who’s had a few friends that have depression, as well as being a person that has great interest in health, the information presented within this book is certainly greatly appreciated.
One of the greatest strengths A Mind Of Your Own showcases is the fact that this book is chock-full of real data that would shock most people who haven’t begin doing their own research within the health establishment. In fact, some of it can be quite downright disturbing considering how many are affected by medications, which numbers in the untold millions.
Not only is this book a rather quick read, but the reader can see/feel the honesty and concern that have been staples of Brogan throughout her work. This is vital, because in the arena of medicine, there are countless doctors who care more about prescribing pills, than they do about the welfare of the patient and actually solving the problem. This is known personally to me and my family via my many hospitalizations due to poor health, doing exactly what the doctors claimed. It was only when seeking my own solutions following nutrition, getting off of medications, and many other issues that true healing began for myself.
This is where Dr. Brogan shines, because is doing what should be undertaken by most, if not all doctors or concerned individuals within the medical establishment, which is outlining the dangers so many people are going through in respect to side effects by the overmedication of America, as well as offering solutions/alternatives to the for-profit medical system.
Brogan’s outlook on the mental health in America is quite unique and reminiscent of another author. In fact, for me, it reminds me of a book called Toxic Psychiatry by Peter R. Breggin M.D., where the author not only outlines problems within the psychiatric establishment, but also, like Brogan, covers issues with medications that most people would consider safe, but aren’t as safe as they are made out to be.
Am not saying that the Dr. Brogan’s work takes from Dr. Breggin. What am saying is however, that both doctors have great concern regarding mainstream health, and seem to share very similar values in how they think patients should be treated in respect to solutions and such. This is just a personal opinion however.
This particular book ventures in a myriad of paths. It rightly gives an extensive look into the theory of depression and not only how that is flawed but an outright fallacy. It also covers many of the ways in which depression symptoms can manifest in people, which at times are solved with merely vitamins. Coupled with that she mentions the little known fact that it only takes two studies to acquire FDA approval.
One would expect, with tens of millions of lives at stake, and with dozens of side effects to boot per medication, a more thorough process would be in place to safeguard against possible iatrogenic circumstances that plague the populace en mass. But such is not the case.
Another great notion Brogan centers in on within her book is done in her chapter called The Great Psychiatric Pretenders. Within it, Brogan details not only how the one-size-fits-all type of care that is carried out in America is inefficient, but she also provides a few of the circumstances that create bedlam within individuals and are often categorized as depression, but are incorrectly diagnosed.
It’s imperative to know this because people are walking around thinking a pill is the only solution to their problems when there are many more solutions than they realize.
Brogan also sheds light in a cursory glance at the fact that serious drug fraud has taken place in the past which is unknown to many.
There aren’t many doctors out there standing up for what’s right within medicine, but both Dr. Brogan and a growing number of others are. That is why is so vital to support these people, because they’re in it to help people and refuse to throw people under the bus.
In any case, if you’ve read any of Dr. Brogans work, this will definitely follow suit. She definitely pulls no punches in her journey to not only outlining dangers individuals should be concerned about, but also in offering holistic solutions that many do not realize are available.
If you’ve made it this far, and are really interested in the topic, do yourself a favor and purchase this book. That, or perhaps recommend it to people that might find great value in it, because they will find information that’s not only deep, but quite extensive. The information in this book can really change the course of someone’s life if they realize what’s out there.
In the age of information, ignorance is no excuse, and this book does an outstanding job of erasing mountains of ignorance that otherwise would be everpresent in respect to the mainstream medical establishment if one were not to exposed to it.
Bottom line, not only does Brogan absolutely eviscerate the Depression is a “chemical imbalance” meme with truck loads of data, but she also gives the reader precise methods in which they can retake their health back.
Now, if that’s not self-empowerment, what is?