MTHFR what is it,how to address it

An MTHFR mutation is a problem associated with poor methylation and enzyme production. MTHFR mutations affect every person differently, sometimes contributing to hardly any noticeable symptoms at all, while other times leading to serious, long-term health problems.
Although the exact prevalence rate is still up for debate, it’s believed that up to 30 percent to 50 percent of all people might carry a mutation in the MTHFR gene, which is inherited and passed down from parent to child. (1) Around 14 percent to 20 percent of the population might have a more severe MTHFR mutation that impacts overall health more drastically.
The MTHFR gene mutation was discovered during the completion of the Human Genome Project. Researchers realized that people with this type of inherited mutation tended to develop certain diseases, including ADHD, Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis, autoimmune disorders and autism,more often than those without the mutation.
There is still a lot to learn about what this type of mutation means for people who carry it and go on to pass it along to their children. As the website MTHFR.net states, “Research is still pending on which medical conditions are caused by, or at least partially attributed to, the MTHFR gene mutations.” (2)
To date, there have been dozens of different health conditions tied to MTHFR mutations, although just because someone inherits this mutation doesn’t mean that person will wind up experiencing any problems.

What Is a MTHFR Mutation?
According to the Genetics Home Reference Library, MTHFR is a gene that provides the body with instructions for making a certain enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. In fact, “MTHFR” is the shortened name for this enzyme. (3)
There are two main MTHFR mutations that researchers focus on most often. These mutations are often called “polymorphisms” and affect genes referred to as MTHFR C677T and MTHFR A1298C. Mutations can occur on different locations of these genes and be inherited from only one or both parents. Having one mutated allele is associated with increased risk of certain health problems, but having two increases the risk much more.
An MTHFR gene mutation can change the way some people metabolize and convert important nutrients from their diets into active vitamins, minerals and proteins. Genetic mutations can also alter neurotransmitter and hormone levels. In some cases, although not all, changes in how this enzyme works can affect health parameters, including cholesterol levels, brain function, digestion, endocrine functions and more.

Natural Treatments for MTHFR Mutation Symptoms
1. Consume More Natural Folate, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12
Acquiring more folate (not folic acid, which is synthetic vitamin B9) can help with methylation. Getting more folate is very different than taking folic acid supplements, however. Some research even suggests that people with MTHFR mutations might have a harder time converting folic acid into its useable form and actually experience worsened symptoms from taking supplements containing folic acid.
Getting enough folate is especially important before and during pregnancy. The period three months before conception and during the first trimester of pregnancy, mothers who get enough folate lower their children’s risk for various health problems. Look for the bioavailable form of folate in supplements called l-methylfolate and consume plenty of foods with folate.
Having more folate in your diet means you’re better able to create the active form of 5-MTHF. Some of the best high-folate foods include:
Beans and lentils
Leafy green vegetables like raw spinach
Asparagus
Romaine
Broccoli
Avocado
Bright-colored fruits, such as oranges and mangoes
Those with a MTHFR mutation are also more likely to be low in related vitamins, including vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. These are easier to obtain from supplements, but food sources are always best. To get more B vitamins, focus on eating enough quality protein foods, organ meats, nuts, beans, nutritional yeast and raw/fermented dairy products.image
2. Treat Digestive Problems, Including Leaky Gut and IBS
Digestive complaints are common among people with MTHFR A1298C mutations. Many things affect digestive health, including nutrient intake, inflammation levels, allergies, neurotransmitter levels and hormone levels. For people who are already prone to nutrient deficiencies, leaky gut syndrome can make problems worse by interfering with normal absorption and raising inflammation.
To improve digestive/gut health, the following dietary adjustments can be very beneficial:
Reduce intake of inflammatory foods, such as gluten, added sugar, preservatives, synthetic chemicals, processed meats, conventional dairy, refined vegetable oils, trans fats and processed/enriched grains (which often include synthetic folic acid).
Increase intake of probiotic foods, which are fermented and supply “good bacteria” that aids in digestion.
Consume other gut-friendly foods, including bone broth, organic vegetables and fruit, flaxseeds and chia seeds, and fresh vegetable juices.
Focus on consuming healthy fats only, like coconut oil or milk, olive oil, grass-fed meat, wild-caught fish, nuts, seeds, and avocado.
3. Reduce Anxiety and Depression
Because of how it can negatively affect levels of neurotransmitters and hormones like serotonin, testosterone and estrogen, MTHFR mutations are tied to higher incidences of mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and chronic fatigue. High levels of stress can also make MTHFR mutation symptoms even worse. Tips for dealing with these conditions include:
Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids: Help to reduce inflammation and are beneficial for cognitive health.
Regularly practicing natural stress relievers: These include meditation, journaling, spending time outside, giving back or volunteering, praying, etc.
Regularly exercising: Helps to improve hormonal balance and sleep quality.
Using soothing essential oils, including lavender, chamomile, geranium, clary sage and rose.
Eliminating use of recreational drugs and reducing alcohol intake, which can both make symptoms worse by interfering with methylation. (4)
4. Protect Heart Health
Studies show that homocysteine levels tend to rise with age, smoking and use of certain drugs, so the first step is to focus on taking care of yourself as you get older and limiting use of harmful substances. (5) Other tips for keeping your heart healthy include:
Eating a healthy diet, especially one with plenty of high-fiber foods
Getting regular exercise and keeping your weight in a healthy range
Managing stress to prevent worsened inflammation
Consider taking the following supplements, which can help improve blood flow, cholesterol and blood pressure: magnesium, omega-3s, CoQ10, carotenoids and other antioxidants, selenium, and vitamins C, D and E.

article by dr.ax

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False statements about homeopathy and the truth

Frequent False Statements About Homeopathy… and the Truth

(adapted from National Center for Homeopathy – http://www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org )

“There is no evidence that homeopathy works at all.”

This is the most often repeated falsehood emanating from anti-homeopathy pundits, a tenet they hold as sacred, cite from each other and repeat without shame to media and public alike.  The truth is that there are over 600 published research studies of homeopathy and more are being completed every day.  Research shows the effectiveness of homeopathy for human and animal patients with a wide range of acute, chronic and epidemic conditions such as eczema, asthma, upper respiratory illnesses, ear infections, fibromyalgia, menopause, diarrhea, ADHD, irritable bowel and depression.  There is even laboratory research showing the action of homoeopathic remedies on individual cells, including cancer cells.  See this page for an impressive sampling… not to mention pages elsewhere on this site.

Homeopathy is nothing but placebo.”

Again, hundreds of basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies have been published in respected, peer-reviewed journals showing effects of homeopathic remedies exceeding those of placebo. Furthermore, many homeopathy studies have been done using animals and cell cultures, which are not susceptible to the placebo effect.

Those who claim homeopathy is invalid because it is unexplained should also note that the placebo effect is always controlled for in high-quality studies–even though it, too, is unexplained.

“Homeopathy is ‘implausible.”

First, “plausible” is a subjective term; plausibility is in the eye of the beholder.  Beware subjective measures when delivered by people with strong and/or hidden agendas!

The detractor’s claim of “implausibility” directed at homeopathy arises from the system’s use of very highly diluted medicines.  These medicines are prepared through a series of sequential dilutions of medicinal substances with vigorous shaking at each stage of dilution, a process known as succussion.  Thanks to the work of scientists at institutions like Penn State University, the University of Washington, Stanford University, Moscow State University, and London South Bank University, we now know that the properties and effects of substances are dictated by their molecular structures, not their chemical composition.  Thanks to these same scientists, we also know that ultra-dilutions, like homeopathic remedies, do indeed contain stable and unique molecular structures with recognizable properties (See Materials Letters. 62. 2008). The water studies convincingly show that water is restructured in the process of homeopathic remedy preparation allowing for transfer of information from the original solute (substance) to water.

What’s more, there have been numerous high-quality peer reviewed studies showing the biological effects of homeopathic remedies.  The most frequently used experiment on ultra-dilutions has involved basophils, the white blood cells involved in the immune response.  One series of experiments conducted in Europe over a period of 25 years on a multi-laboratory basis with independent replications has consistently shown the inhibition of basophil activation by high dilutions of histamine (Inflammation Research. 2009).   Another study, a meta-analysis led by Claudia Witt M.D. of the Charité University Medical Centre in Berlin evaluated the quality and results of biological experiments with ultramolecular, agitated dilutions.  Seventy-three percent of these studies showed an effect with ultramolecular dilutions (Complimentary Therapies in Medicine.  2007).   Yet another study—this one also the subject of repeated experiments over a long period—shows the effect of ultramolecular dilutions of aspirin on blood clotting (Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis 2008).  And there are others.

“Homeopathy needs to be held to the standard of conventional science, using the Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) to measure its efficacy.”

The RCT is the most popular method used by pharmaceutical companies to bring a new drug to the marketplace.   However, it is not the best scientific method for researching whole-systems modalities such as homeopathy. A whole-systems approach recognizes that the human body and mind are dynamic and complex, with each part influencing the other and acting together.  Therefore, one part or system of the body cannot be studied in isolation without looking at the effect on the whole person. Scientists find the RCT methodology is too restrictive when studying a whole-system methodology, and advocate other more appropriate research paradigms.

Many scientists and health practitioners question the usefulness of RCT studies even in standard drug testing.  They prefer “real world” or “clinical outcome” studies that are more applicable to day-to-day practice instead of strictly-controlled drug trials.  Health practitioners and the US Department of Health and Human Services are calling for “comparative effectiveness” research. These are studies that compare the usefulness of various treatments and provide more practical information about their use for patients and practitioners.  “Clinical outcome,” “comparative effectiveness” and “systems-based” studies are types of research that are better suited for investigating the healing ability of the body and the effect of homeopathic treatment.

Having said all that, homeopathy has been shown to be effective in plenty of RCTs.

“Homeopathy is woo-woo, magic, quackery and pseudo-science.”

We cite the famous quote from thinker and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” That is to say, to people who don’t understand the technology behind a process, or have not tested it empirically enough to know it is reliable, it appears to be magic.

These statements are attempts on the part of the detractors/denialists, who want to shut down homeopathy, to discredit and associate homeopathy with unscientific ideas.  Throughout its history, those with a vested interest in conventional medicine have sought to discredit homeopathy out of economic self-interest.  (See this page; for detail, read Divided Legacy by Coulter, Harris.)  That pattern continues today all over the world.  The technique is to repeat certain words and phrases repeatedly (e.g., “there is no evidence for homeopathy”) hoping they will stick in people’s minds, creating a negative impression.

Homeopathy is a complete medical system, based on principles of holism and the scientific laws of nature.  It has a 200-year history, a significant body of confirming research and hundreds of millions of people using it all over the world. It is part of the public health care systems of many nations in Europe, South America and Asia, and part of public health precautions in Cuba.

Homeopathy is dangerous because sick people will delay getting the medical treatment that they need and will die.”

Beware scaremongering, too.

1.  Homeopathy is not exclusive and can be used along with conventional and other complementary medical treatments.  There is no need for a patient to choose one over the other.

2. It is a common tactic by the detractors, when their other arguments against homeopathy fail, to infer that patients are gullible, have poor judgment and are unable to decide properly about the health treatments they want.  In fact, patients have the right to choose treatments, and spend much time researching both conventional and integrative health options, making choices based on their own needs and wishes. The homeopathic community fully supports them in doing so.

“There is no need for homeopathy because people have evidence-based conventional medical treatment to use.”

Sadly, “evidence-based medicine”–an excellent idea, in our view–has been corrupted into a buzzword that the homeopathy opponents use to attempt to discredit homeopathy and other alternative treatments.  “Evidence-based” means that data from randomized controlled studies is claimed to give certainty about whether a treatment will work and is safe. In fact, 66 per cent of the treatment procedures and drugs that are popularly used in conventional medicine have no or little evidence to recommend them.  (British Medical Journal, 2007: see this page.)  Many procedures have serious complications and many drugs cause difficult unwanted effects.  These situations drive people to search for less harmful, health promoting alternatives, such as homeopathy.

“Homeopathic remedies are unsafe.”

Often said by the same people who claim they are nothing but water, this statement is false. Current studies show that homeopathic remedies are unquestionably safe. (Thompson, Homeopathy:2004). Homeopathy has been widely used to save lives in epidemics.  Millions of people in Cuba are now routinely given homeopathic remedies as a preventative in Cuba, with no serious adverse effects reported (Bracho, Homeopathy 2010, and personal communication). Possibly the best proof that homeopathic remedies are safe has been furnished by groups of anti-homeopathy detractors swallowing entire bottles of pills as a media stunt.  The homeopathic community appreciates their work in raising public awareness of homeopathy’s safety. Article from extraordinary medicine.org


Hahnemann- Medicine’s greatest unknown genius

Medicine’s Greatest Unknown Genius

Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann was born on April 10, 1755. He graduated from the University of Erlangen in Bavaria in 1779 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He was fluent in German, French, Spanish, English, Latin, Greek and Hebrew. He was an accomplished medical translator and master chemist.

Hahnemann was the first medical reformer to urge the need for improved public hygiene, a sensible diet, regular exercise, fresh air, adequate sleep, decent housing and sewage treatment. At one point he occupied the post of Medical Officer of Health for the city of Dresden, and was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Leipzig in 1812.

It is only through reading Hahnemann’s early essays and his 1810 opus the Organon of Rational Medicine that one discovers that he was decades ahead of Koch and Pasteur in recognizing the role that microbes played in the transmission of disease. Moreover, Hahnemann’s writings on chronic disease reveal that he was the first to explore the possible role of inherited (genetic) disease on successive generations, long before the isolation of RNA or DNA.IMG_8555

He was also the first person to cure mental illness through compassion and understanding in an age when psychiatric patients were routinely physically and mentally abused.

Samuel Hahnemann is mostly acknowledged as the only person to have created and developed a complete system of medicine in the course of his lifetime—homeopathy—a science and art with principles that have stood the test of time for over two centuries.

Homeopathy is also unique for being the first system of Western medicine that is not only holistic (meaning that it treats the whole person, not just standalone symptoms), but also acknowledges and accepts a mind/body connection that predates any conventional medical consideration by at least a century.

Superficial views of homeopathic methodology regularly misconstrue the concept of “like cures like” into something other than the intended principle that a substance that can produce symptoms in a healthy person will cure those same symptoms when a micro-dose of the same substance is given to a sick one. And mere dilution of this substance is not the key to the operation of the remedy; it is serial dilutions with succussion—shaking with impact—at each step that activates the molecular energy of the starting material. This is a rather sophisticated process that requires pristine laboratory conditions and quality control.

The homeopathic view is that the human body expresses symptoms as a signpost of an underlying problem or cause. It does not view symptoms as the enemy—more like “thanks for the heads up!” that allows a homeopath to determine which remedy is best suited to the patient. Years of homeopathic clinical study have shown that symptom suppression can lead to more serious health problems, e.g. the suppression of skin eruptions can result in a patient developing asthma.

The focus of conventional drugs is symptom suppression. There is no intention or expectation of true cure, and that never happens in the case of long-term or chronic illness. Unless the patient is lucky enough to experience spontaneous remission, all they can hope for is symptom management, with the likelihood of ever-increasing doses of medication to achieve the same effect, with a gradual worsening of the disease condition until death. There is also the very real and bothersome issue of negative, unwanted effects (misnamed “side effects”) that range from mild to severe/fatal.

Homeopathic medicines can also have undesirable effects—a worsening of the patient’s symptoms, or the development of symptoms caused by the medicine! This is why professional homeopaths require years of education and training to recognize which is which and know how to avoid or rectify the problem to prevent unnecessary suffering in their patients. Detractors who claim that homeopathic remedies are “just water,” to use a cliché, are all wet.

Samuel Hahnemann’s genius eclipses that of many better-known historical figures, yet he has largely been treated as non-existent in popular medical histories. One can only assume that this bias is purely intentional.

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original article is from extraordinarymedicine.org


THE lies about the vitamin K shot

The Lies About The Vitamin K Shot

– Vitamin K is scheduled to be injected into babies within an hour of birth. One of their assaults out of the womb and most parents allow it. It’s a vitamin that we are told will save our baby’s life from the deficiency they are born with, so of course we would agree to it. But only because we are fed lies.
First, it is a lie that it is needed. Listen to this fear campaign delivered by the CDC:
“Babies are born with very little vitamin K stored in their bodies. This is called “vitamin K deficiency” and means that a baby has low levels of vitamin K. Without enough vitamin K, babies cannot make the substances used to form clots, called ‘clotting factors.’ When bleeding happens because of low levels of vitamin K, this is called “vitamin K deficiency bleeding” or VKDB. VKDB is a serious and potentially life-threatening cause of bleeding in infants up to 6 months of age. A vitamin K shot given at birth is the best way to prevent low levels of vitamin K and vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB).…waiting to see if your baby needs a vitamin K shot may be too late. Babies can bleed into their intestines or brain where parents can’t see the bleeding to know that something is wrong. This can delay medical care and lead to serious and life-threatening consequences. All babies are born with very low levels of vitamin K because it doesn’t cross the placenta well. Breast milk contains only small amounts of vitamin K. That means that ALL newborns have low levels of vitamin K, so they need vitamin K from another source. A vitamin K shot is the best way to make sure all babies have enough vitamin K. Newborns who do not get a vitamin K shot are 81 times more likely to develop severe bleeding than those who get the shot.”

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How has humanity survived all this time without this shot? Vitamin K does pass through the placenta, it does get passed through breast milk, and moms eating plenty leafy greens, veggies, fruits, and oils are passing plenty to their babies. Interesting however that certain medications can interfere with vitamin K and deplete it or cause other clotting and bleeding issues. If mom is on IV antibiotics (often the case if she is Group B strep positive during the birth), certain pain medication, or had recent vaccines it could deplete her vitamin K levels or pass through to the baby and deplete the baby’s vitamin K levels. Want to know another thing that could cause bleeding disorders in babies unrelated to the “need” for vitamin K? The Hepatitis B vaccine, also scheduled to be given within 12 hours of birth. Actually, most vaccines have the same adverse reaction listed in the package inserts, also called thrombocytopenia or ITP. So maybe if we stopped vaccinating babies they wouldn’t be bleeding to death.

Beyond the lie that it is necessary is the lie that it is just a safe and harmless vitamin. Here it is, the bold-faced lie in print:
“Yes, the vitamin K shot is safe. Vitamin K is the main ingredient in the shot. The other ingredients make the vitamin K safe to give as a shot.”
The manufacturer disagrees, this is in the insert:
“Severe reactions, including fatalities, have also been reported following INTRAMUSCULAR administration.”
“ADVERSE REACTIONS
Deaths have occurred after intravenous and intramuscular administration. (See Box Warning.) Transient “flushing sensations” and “peculiar” sensations of taste have been observed, as well as rare instances of dizziness, rapid and weak pulse, profuse sweating, brief hypotension, dyspnea, and cyanosis. Pain, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site may occur. The possibility of allergic sensitivity including an anaphylactoid reaction should be kept in mind. Infrequently, usually after repeated injection, erythematous, indurated, pruritic plaques have occurred; rarely, these have progressed to scleroderma-like lesions that have persisted for long periods. In other cases, these lesions have resembled erythema perstans. Hyperbilirubinemia has been observed in the newborn following administration of phytonadione”.
“Studies to evaluate the mutagenic potential have not been conducted with Vitamin K1 Injection.
Studies to evaluate the carcinogenic potential have not been conducted with Vitamin K1 Injection.”
And direct from the package insert we have the ingredients:
Each milliliter contains phytonadione 2 or 10 mg, polyoxyethylated fatty acid derivative 70 mg, dextrose, hydrous 37.5 mg in water for injection; benzyl alcohol 9 mg added as preservative. May contain hydrochloric acid for pH adjustment. pH is 6.3 (5.0 to 7.0).
The shot contains aluminum. Aluminum is toxic when injected. Medscape references 35 published studies discussing the toxic impact of injected aluminum, and those include many skin conditions including eczema, rash, painful nodules lasting years in some cases, and dermatitis, among other conditions. At least 2 British journals confirmed that vitamin K injections significantly increase chances of childhood leukemia, in as many as 1/500. That is horrific. And it is infuriating that the statements pasted directly from the CDC above, ignore, deny, and flat out lie about the risks of this shot.
What parents deserve is full disclosure and informed consent. That would not sound like the typical jargon they hear in the hospital such as “Now we are going to give your baby a Vitamin K shot, it is perfectly safe and may save your baby’s life.”
It would sound more like:
“You have the option of having your baby injected with an acidic formulation of synthetic Vitamin K. We would like to give this to your baby because the Hepatitis B shot we will pressure you to get next to protect against STD’s might cause a severe bleeding disorder. In addition, the several shots per visit over the next 6 months will increase your baby’s risk of bleeding to death. If you would like us to give it, we also need to let you know that it is possible for your baby to suffer a severe reaction, including death or could cause severe skin conditions, such as eczema, and may increase your baby’s risk of developing leukemia through childhood. Would you like us to inject your baby?”

written by;Courtney Charles


Radio interview Gina talks to sallie about homeopathy

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themaryandsallieshow/2018/03/14/homeopath-gina-tyler-on-vaccines-annie-logical-on-5g-host-sallie-o-elkordy a radio interview I just finished today -every parent with vaccine injured kids should listen


SIDS and vaccines are they related?

http://www.learntherisk.org/sids/ #vaccinescausesids read the article and shareIMG_8013


Homeopathy,ADHD

Article written by Dr. Luc

This growing availability of Ritalin (its use has increased 7 fold over the past 8 years) raises fears of abuse, while in one study Ritalin caused liver cancer mice (although this was not considered a reason to stop the drug). Well-meaning teachers pressure parents to put a child on Ritalin when they feel his behavior disturbs the classroom. This leads to anguish on the part of the parents, who must decide whether their child’s very active behavior is abnormal to the point of needing treatment and whether to use drugs to control that behavior.
Individualization is the key in treating any chronic condition with homeopathy, but it is particularly important in treating children with ADHD. Symptoms in these children can vary greatly: some are violent and aggressive, others are sweet, sensitive and compassionate, trying to cooperate fully with the physician although unable to concentrate in school. This diversity explains why no one medication, whether prescription or homeopathic, will work for all these children.
Let’s have an in-depth look at homeopathy.
Advantages of homeopathy
Homeopathy is a true science based on laws and principles AND the only scientific way of testing its validity: remedies tested on healthy individuals, not animals neither sick patients as is done in Western medicine. Western medicine has no principles or laws, except that “the Contrary Cures the Contrary.” This is why no therapy in Western medicine survives the test of time. After some years, at first heralded therapies are abandoned and new ones are pursued. They call it progress, but true healing methods have survived centuries of scrutinies. Homeopathy is almost 200 years old while acupuncture survived 5,000 years. What was true and efficient then still is now! What is left of medicine from 200 years ago? Thank God nothing, because deaf people were put in asylums, mental patients got flogged and tortured, while starving, purging and blood letting were crude methods performed by the “star” physicians of that time. That modern medicine still changes its opinions on the drop of a hat is demonstrated daily. AZT, the “miracle” drug for AIDS patients was first advised to be taken not only by full-blown AIDS patients, but also by anyone who tested HIV positive without symptoms. Shortly after this it was found that half of the doses worked as well and cut down on the side-effects. Then a study in Europe showed that AZT did not provide any benefit in prolonging the quantity and quality of an AIDS patient, followed recently by advise in the USA that doctors should not prescribe AZT automatically to AIDS patients. From riches to rags in a couple of years.IMG_8555
Before I start explaining you what homeopathy can do for your ADD child, consider the advantages of homeopathy when compared to Western medicine.
The treatment is individualized-it considers the whole patient himself through symptoms, rather than the disease as a name. Too often, we physicians think that our work is finished when we put the patient in a category of disease. “Yes, you have ADD. Here is the prescription for Ritalin. Go home and pray that it will work.” Homeopathy does not need a name of disease. It looks at the person as a whole and tries to find the contributing factors of disease.
All remedies recommended in homeopathy have extensive human experiment. Contrary to what opponents of homeopathy would have you believe, all remedies are tested in the only scientific way, i.e. on normal, healthy individuals.
The homeopathic method of prescribing on a totality of symptoms is designed to be curative, not just palliative and suppressive as when takes a sleeping pill for insomnia. Little in allopathic medicine is directed at reparation.
Homeopathy has its time-tested usefulness. Medical fads run their course and disappear rapidly, whereas homeopathy is practiced all over the world.
There is no drugging effect, and there are no side-effects from homeopathic remedies. Unwanted effects are homeopathic aggravations, recognized by the well-trained homeopath and easily managed.
Its cost is very modest and its application is simple. Practicing homeopathy by a majority of physicians would turn the health budget around over night!! This is quite different from the high prices of drugs now often used in ADD/ADHD like Ritalin, Cylert or Tofranil with all their side effects. Not one ADD/ADHD patient in this world has to stay sick because they can’t afford the medications.
Most of the remedies are prepared from fresh plants and minerals. Properly stored away from heat or radiation, they keep their strength indefinitely.
Is it not amazing that despite this long list of the benefits of homeopathy that some not-so-well-intentioned people still label this great science as quackery?
Practical plan for the ADD/ADHD patient
Time-Line for Order of Treatment and Diagnosis
For a physician, every investigation into an illness starts with a good inquiry. Getting the facts together, the symptoms with their modalities and the different factors in the patient’s lifestyle which contribute to the disease are essential in restoring the patient’s health. Yet most physicians neglect the all-important question: “What happened in your life when you became sick or just before you became sick?” I see enough doctor’s reports from my patient. They are explicit enough in the description of symptoms and the enumeration of the different illnesses, but they rarely link the onset of the disease to a meaningful event in the patient’s life. Yet the onset is most often the clue to the solution. For your ADD child, identifying the onset will be your first task. Communicate to your physician the exact circumstances and the first symptoms observed.
Some examples that I have seen in practice will clarify this. Of ten ADD children I treat, they all may be getting the same prescription medication, but they may have ten different beginnings or etiologies. They may have been“never well since” such diverse circumstances as:
a heartbreak (divorce of parents, death of a pet, moving from the childhood home)
a fright (locked in a car trunk, or almost killed in a car accident)
changing schools
difficult delivery when being born, sometimes with a trauma to the head from the use of forceps or suction, sometimes with temporary lack of oxygen
the longterm effects of an operation, because of sensitivity to anesthesia
severe diarrhea with dehydration
recurrent antibiotic intake
the death of a family member
I have seen all these factors lead to ADHD cases in my practice. Your pediatrician may not be able to make anything of this information, but a homeopathic physician will come up with ten different remedies for these ten different children. Doesn’t it make more sense to treat the root of the problem, and not merely the little sick branches (the symptoms)? Yet most doctors, alternative or conventional, do little more than trimming the twigs (removing the symptoms) because they do not know how to treat the sick root, the source of the symptoms. Conventional medicine does not have the tools to repair the beginnings of ADD. So they keep on using the few medications that cover some of its symptoms. Only holistic modalities like acupuncture and chiropractic and especially homeopathy are capable of turning ADD patient’s lives around.
Determine What Kind of ADD Child you have: Help through Hereditary (Miasmatic) background
The term “miasm” is an old medical term used in Hahnemann’s time (the 1800’s) and by Dr. Hahnemann himself to reflect a certain “predisposition, a defect” that can be transferred from generation to generation. This theory so well set-out by Hahnemann corresponds to our genetic work of today, except that homeopaths are two hundred years ahead of conventional medicine in applying this theory in practice. For more explanation of miasms, I can refer you to my book Human Condition Critical. For the purpose of this article, it is sufficient to classify these ADD/ADHD children into four major groups, which I will call the Support-Needy, the Stimulation/Excitement Seekers, the Destructive ones, and the Changeable/Restless. As we will see, each of these groups has different symptoms and behavioral expressions, which will reflect the many different kinds of ADD/ADHD children we have. Don’t we have some that can’t pay attention, but are the sweetest kids around? Others are restless and seem to forget the moment you teach them something. Then there are those who feel the need to be malicious and hurt someone, while some ADHD children exhibit the constant need to kiss and touch everyone around. Are all these children alike? Obviously not, so the myth that a drug like Ritalin would cover all of these children is just that, a myth.
Let’s look at the four major groups.
The Support-Needy Ones
hypersensitive to environmental factors
moody (anger and tears) and impressionable
lazy and apathetic, day dreamers
inconsistent thoughts, cannot materialize what he thinks (theorizing), thoughts come too fast, they cannot stay put in one channel
fictious thoughts, builds castles in the air
inability to concentrate, weakness of memory
slow learners, need to “mull” things over; it leads to being perceived as “dumb”, even by the child himself
passionate indulgence to achieve unnecessary objects with mental restlessness
easily fatigued, mentally and physically with a desire to lie down
complain they want to do something but they don’t know what
anxieties and phobias in children: fear of darkness, being alone, animals, going to school, fear of failure in school, fear of being laughed at
aversion to be in company of strangers, crowds; likes to be one-on-one, being with his one “best” friend or would rather play by himself
chronic worriers: about leaving home, coming too late at school, not performing well at school, about the welfare of their parents, sensitive about horrible things they see on TV, in the street (they are greatly disturbed by them)
lack of discipline, untidy appearance
very attached at the home, does not want to leave family to go to summer camp; cries when having to go to school, hangs on to the mother and looks for constant reassurance; invites friends to come play at his home, does not want to play at friend’s home unless it is in the immediate neighborhood
when family splits (divorce), this child can feel lost and will join a gang, “just to belong”; or he suddenly changes his behavior from easy going to very volatile, even aggressive behavior (cursing, inappropriate sexual behavior, kicking,punching holes in the wall, etc.)
when sick, is very clingy, wants constant reassurance, wants to be held or have mother at home
loves playing in nature, in the woods, camping on an island, loves all kinds of animals and dogs are often their only friend
cannot tolerate noise and crowded places
lots of imagination
standing in one place tortures him most, but dislikes exercise except being in the water (pool, ocean)
very stubborn: can brood for hours, can throw temper tantrums when refused something
likes to collect things: cards, memorabilia, “antiques,” toys and dislikes to share them except with his best friend
loves food in general, eats or snacks all the time; favorites are rich, creamy foods, ice cream, milk although it often disagrees, meat; chews on his pencil or as a baby eats sand at the beach
timidity: in conversations, at parties, at school: they don’t like the attention drawn to them, don’t like to be looked at; avoid taking initiative, are always followers, never a leader even to the point of cowardice
Over stimulation, the ones looking for Excitement
suspicious and jealous; quarrelsome with tendency to harm others and cruelty to animals; sometimes exaggerated, pathological love for animals (it is the only being they bestow their attention on)
lack of affection, anger from trifles
can’t sit still doing his homework, restless legs while sitting, tapping with his pencil while sitting; sitting still in a classroom is like a bird being in a cage; they need to interrupt the teacher, calling out answers when not asked
rudeness and mischieviousness
absent minded: loses thread of conversation, loss of short-term memory, inattention, easily distracted by slightest diversion, is in a constant brain fag
best time to do their mental work is the evening (8 p.m. till 3 a.m.), unfortunately that’s when they come “alive” for other things too: they love the night life and go to the extreme of switching the day life to the night life; of course then they are exhausted the next day in school
tendency to conceal things, lies easily, boasts all the time; conceals “parts” of the real him: his performances at school, athletic performances, successes with the opposite sex, etc., he exaggerates the extent of them
loves and needs company: the more people, the better; has no problems to get acquainted with strangers, people are very charmed by the sycotic child who is full of tricks and inventiveness
loves to hang out with a bunch of his friends, looking for mischievous things to do, looking for the next short-living thrill; they are dare-devils, taking risks just to look good with their friends; they incite others to do the same daring deeds; they love films with high speed, stunts, guns; they rather live a short life full of excitement than a long “boring” life
jealousy can be outspoken: towards friends, younger siblings, the success other children have at school, towards the “jocks” at school
children with colic from birth on
impatient, wants things now, can’t take no for an answer
will do anything to get the attention of others: bright clothes, orange hair, tattoos, rings through the nose, flaunting their bodies with tight jeans, miniskirts, bare midriffs; they love to “shock” people and their parents
mind on sexual organs, preoccupation with sexuality
great physical stamina when excited by things he is doing: sports, dancing, playing music; otherwise complains about feeling too fatigued to do his homework upon returning from school; but feels great again in the evening
mental and physical restless sleep
suspicious, mean, selfish
suicidal tendency in the heat of the passion (“no one understands me,” two friends committing suicide together
The Destructive Ones
the child can’t explain and does not realize his symptoms
mentally dull, ignorant, stupid, sulky, sullen, morose
he can read but can’t retain, must reread to comprehend; slowness in comprehension, they forget what they were about to say
urge for destruction is very characteristic: breaks things, with a malicious intent; loves to destroy toys, books, your furniture; cruelty with absence of remorse
at slightest provocation, and even without, resorts to fighting, cursing, nasty behavior; everybody “is out there to hurt him;” he hates everything: his life, school, work, parents, the government
lack of sense of duty and responsibility, cold blooded, perversion
aversion to company, introvert; locks himself up in his room and plays on the computer; asocial, misanthropic
depression, despair, sulking with suicidal tendencies: “giving up on life,” rather a lack of passion
laughs inappropriately (in school, at a funeral, etc.)
they like to hurt people (emotionally too) and animals: kick their dog for no reason; they like to hurt their younger sibling out of satisfaction it gives them
disrespectful to any authority (teachers, parents, physicians, police, etc.); they dress to shock people, but not for the thrill, rather to hurt people, out of meanness, as a show of disrespect for the rest of the world
they are fascinated with cemeteries, satanic cults, Dracula and have a morbid interest in skeletons or medical books looking up pictures of deformed people
unsuccessful in arithmetical calculations
great restlessness, driving him out of bed
no mercy, sympathy or affection, despotic, domineering
hereditary tendency to alcoholism; consumes alcohol not to belong or for the excitement, rather to numb the isolated, sad feelings he has; tendency to take street drugs and medical drugs; addictive personality
fascination especially with knives, also guns
tendency to depression; wants to be left alone; indifferent to pleasurable things, avoids people in general (not because he is timid, but because he does not like people in general)
complete aversion to meat
behavior worse from sunset to sunrise
depression, suicide, mental disease, alcoholism in the family history
The Dissatisfied and Changeable Ones
good memory but easily fatigued by mental work, becoming confused and averse to mental work
impatient if their wishes are not happening fast enough; or giving up easily when the desired result is not forthcoming
easily impressionable, easily enthusiastic, but tiring quickly in their interest; they change the object/subject of their interest very quickly
temper tantrums with breaking and throwing things when their little whims are not satisfied quickly enough
they crave excitement and new things all the time; they hardly take the time to explore the new things, settings, places, etc.
loquacious in the class, frustrated with rigid teachers, easily coming along with excitable ones
loves to run around, listening to music
tend to be allergic to fury animals (dogs, cats)
argumentative and contrary behavior
biting, destroying toys, books
refuses to come into consulting room, shrieks and yells and kicks; unreasonable terror in a child at a medical examination or with strangers
loves bacon, smoked foods, milk, salt, chocolate
fear of thunder, being alone, being in the dark
Conclusion
Many of the ADHD children will fall under the Stimulation/Excitement group. Yet I have seen ADHD children from all four groups and sometimes symptoms of different groups in one child. The well-trained homeopathic physician will recognize which group is mainly represented in that child. Then his task starts. Each of these groups have numerous remedies. The physician will tailor the remedy to each child, thereby assuring success in the outcome. Often the child’s life is changed on every plane: physically, emotionally, and mentally. Just to give you one example of the hundreds I have been treating:

An 8 year-old child suffered since age 2 from recurrent ear infections. Every cold went to the ears. Now at age 8 he had a 30% hearing loss. He was diagnosed with ADHD because his behavior was asocial, he hated everything, paid no attention, was labeled dumb, and he threatened to kill his mother on a daily basis. After a full examination, it was concluded he belonged to the Destructive group of ADHD. An appropriate remedy was prescribed and taken once only. Result: from the very next day on, his behavior changed dramatically. He became sweet and affectionate. This behavior three months later was still the same, without having to repeat the remedy at all. During this time, he got a cold. Upon examination by his ENT doctor, no ear infection was found. Even more astonishing to the physician, a new audiogram (hearing test) showed a complete normal result. Surprising? Not to a skilled homeopath. Anecdotal? Not if we can repeat such results, and we can! I hope that many parents and teachers alike may discover the wonders of homeopathy: their children’s future is depending on it!


Pharma Antidepressants- suicides,homicides

Random list of victims of PHARMA DRUGS
• Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.
• Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.
• Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.
• Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.
• Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.
• Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.
• Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.
• Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.
• A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.
• Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..
• A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.
• Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.
• TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.
• Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.
• James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.
• Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania
• Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California
• Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.
• Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.
• Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.
• Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.
• Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.
• Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.
• Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.
• Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.
• Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)
• Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002, (Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)
• Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.
• Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.
• Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.
• Woody __, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.
• A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.
• Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”
• Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.
• Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.
• Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
• Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.
• Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his New York high school…………………………………………………………………………………….

Common adverse effects of antidepressants        (#suicide #homicide)
Common side effects of antidepressant use include: nausea, dry mouth, headaches, diarrhea, nervousness, agitation or restlessness, bruxism (teeth grinding), reduced sexual desire, difficulty reaching orgasm, impulsivity, akathisia (unbearable internal restlessness or agitation), irritability, hostility, fetal abnormalities (when taken by pregnant mothers), loss of empathy, loss of motivation, loss of libido and impaired sexual response (erectile dysfunction in men, and loss of orgasm in both sexes), rash, increased sweating, weight gain, drowsiness and insomnia.
Sleep disturbance, including insomnia and parasomnias are listed in most literature, but the degree to which these effects are debilitating is easy to miss for those who have not experienced it. SSRIs can disrupt sleep for those taking the drug, and in withdrawal. Sleep disruption can last for months after the meds have been discontinued, even for people who ean off them gradually.
Certain effects, such as hair thinning and loss of bone density, occur when the medications are taken long-term.
Many of the minor common side effects of antidepressants are clearly highlighted in manufacturers’ literature. Some, such as weight gain, are often presented as “weight gain or loss”, a description that leaves the misleading impression that both effects are equally likely.
Sexual dysfunction affects most people who take SSRI antidepressants. A few people experience a manic reaction to these drugs and experience hyper-sexuality instead. Manufacturer information is sometimes buried, or misleading. For example, for Paxil a table is presented with footnotes where effects experienced by subjects in a 6-week trial are compared to placebo. It shows that 2% of subjects suffer this effect while no subjects in the placebo group did. Of course, healthy young subjects might not admit to loss of interest in sex, and perhaps they did not notice within 6 weeks. For most people who take SSRIs for a significant length of time, sexual side effects are guaranteed. If people realized this, they might not be so quick to demand a prescription.
Some side effects, such as craving for alcohol, are simply not acknowledged. Many people who take SSRIs become alcohol abusers.

Among SSRI stories are thousands in which the combined effects of an antidepressant and alcohol bring out in people the worst effects of both. People do things while under the combined influence that they would never normally do. When Dr Healy blogged about Anne-Marie, a woman of unusual insight who eventually figured out that her SSRI was the cause of her alcoholism, RxISK.org received a flood of comments from people who suddenly recognized that their alcohol problem started soon after their SSRI prescription.

(See http://davidhealy.org/out-of-my-mind-driven-to-drink/ and comments)
Other side effects
Side effects which are less common, but not rare, include: an increase in violent thoughts and impulses, suicidal ideation, mania, loss of judgment, strange or terrifying dreams, reduced inhibition, craving for alcohol, a tendency to indulge in reckless behavior, thought disturbance or full-blown psychosis, and increased propensity to drug and alcohol addiction.
Psychotropic drugs, including SSRIs, when taken for a long time, predispose people to other addictions. This is particularly true with children who are started on these drugs at a young age and become bipolar in adolescence as a consequence. Although pharmaceutical companies have denied it for years, SSRIs and other psychotropic drugs create dependency. When people get hooked on street drugs, we call it addiction and disapprove. When people get hooked on drugs prescribed by their doctors, and suffer terrible symptoms when they try to stop taking them, it is interpreted as evidence that they have a chronic illness. Their withdrawal symptoms are mischaracterized as “relapse” and proof that they need the drug to stay well.
Most alarming of all, antidepressants can cause depression and suicidality. Despite having been forced to issue black box warnings in the USA, several manufacturers fudge this one. For example, the Celexa, June, 2012 monograph cautions that:
“Depression is associated with an increased risk of suicidal thoughts, self-harm and suicide (suicide-related events). This risk persists until significant remission occurs. As improvement may not occur during the first few weeks or more of treatment, patients should be closely monitored until such improvement occurs. It is general clinical experience that the risk of suicide may increase in the early stages of recovery.”
In other words, Lundbeck is implying that Celexa makes people feel better, but until this positive effect kicks in, their depression may cause suicidality. According to their spin, it is not the drug but depression that is the problem. However, there is unequivocal evidence [1] that SSRI drugs can cause people who were never depressed and never had a suicidal thought, to become suicidal after taking these medications. People need to understand this, especially parents whose teenagers are among the many thousands whose GPs are offering them SSRIs to help them deal with boyfriend or exam problems.
Similarly, SSRIs cause people to become violent. Studies show that the SSRI & SNRI antidepressants are among the worst drugs for causing violence (see Trends and Data). Every shooting in the USA has been done by someone on antidepressants!!!!!
Long-term use of antidepressants causes permanent changes to people’s mood and reactions. Suicide and violence are the most alarming side effects, however small the percent of affected persons may be. However, depression and bi-polar, which are more common, are the most offensive side effects. People take these drugs in the belief and hope that the medication will make them feel better, only to have their long term mental health undermined by this decision. It seems that, despite books like Anatomy of an Epidemic few physicians are aware of this. Robert Whitaker pointed this out in his 2010 book, and more recently Danish internist Peter Gotzsche bluntly stated:
“Bipolar illness rose 35-fold in 20 years in the United States. It’s not only the loose criteria (for diagnosis) that cause this disaster; both SSRIs and ADHD drugs cause bipolar illness…WHO studies have shown that patients fare much better in areas of the world where psychotropic drugs are little used…People may get terrible symptoms when they try to stop (taking the drugs), both symptoms that resemble the disease and may others that they have never experienced before.”[2]img_8988

[1] Emergence of antidepressant induced suicidality, David Healy, Primary Care Psychiatry, 2000 6:23–28 © LibraPharm Limited
[2] Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime, Psychiatry, the Drug Industry’s Paradise, Dr Peter Gotzsche, Radclofee Publishing, 2013, P196, P199
Trends and data
In 2011, the American National Department of Health and Human Services found that eleven percent of Americans aged 12 years and over were taking antidepressant medication. They found that more than 60% of Americans taking antidepressant medication had been taking it for 2 years or longer, with 14% having taken the medication for 10 years or more. The most astounding finding was that between the time periods 1988–1994 and 2005–2008 – that is, within less than 10 years – the rate of antidepressant use in the United States among all age groups increased nearly 400%.
In the E.U., antidepressant use has also experienced huge growth since the turn of the century.
In 1955, in the USA, approximately one in 13,000 people was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and those who were diagnosed had a 50% chance of recovering without relapse. In 1985, researchers found that in Switzerland, the incidence of bipolar disorder had significantly increased since the introduction of antidepressants. More recently, a meta-analysis of 35 studies involving randomized control trials found that 12.5 % of subjects treated with antidepressants experienced some form of mania. In 2013, the American National Institute of Mental Health warns that: “Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million American adults, or about 2.6 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.”


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