Natural Medicine Guide to Depression

Natural Medicine Guide to Depression

by Stephanie Marohn


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Natural Medicine Guide to Depression by Stephanie Marohn

Depression is startlingly widespread in the U.S., with some 30 million people-nearly one out of ten people-taking Prozac to alleviate symptoms. One in four women will have clinical depression in their lifetime, as will one in eight adolescents or men. Yet even with so many on antidepressants, depression remains rampant and nobody is getting truly healed. Why?

The answer is that the true causes of depression are not being treated, explains medical journalist Stephanie Marohn. Drawing on the successful clinical results of 11 practitioners from different fields of natural medicine she shows convincingly how depression can be reversed for good, without drugs. By treating the underlying causes of depression, rather than suppressing the symptoms as most pharmaceutical drugs do, you can have lasting recovery.

So what does cause depression? Marohn identifies 16 different causes, from chemical and heavy metal toxicity to hormonal imbalances, t o food allergies and neurotransmitter deficiencies to intestinal problems and psychospiritual issues.

And what heals it? Marohn reviews a rich array of successful, nondrug-based treatment approaches including applied psychoneurobiology, chelation, allergy elimination, neural therapy, anthroposophic medicine, acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy, CranioSacral therapy, flower essences, visceral manipulation, shamanic healing, and more.

Marohn also draws from real-life patient stories to show how healing from depression works. It's all backed by science and clinical results.

You don't have to learn how to cope with depression. The uplifting message of The Natural Medicine Guide to Depression is that you can actually heal your depression through proven treatments from natural medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571742926
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Series: Healthy Mind Guides
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephanie Marohn is a medical journalist and non-fiction writer and the author of What the Animals Taught Me, as well as The Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder. She runs an animal sanctuary in Sonoma County, CA. Visit her at

Table of Contents

Part IThe Basics of Depression
1What Is Depression and Who Suffers from It?3
2Sixteen Causes of Depression15
Part IINatural Medicine Treatments for Depression
3A Model for Healing37
4Healing from a Cellular to a Spiritual Level: Biological Medicine58
5Energy Medicine I: Traditional Chinese Medicine80
6Energy Medicine II: Homeopathy94
7Energy Medicine III: Flower Essence Therapy105
8Cellular Memory and the "Terrible Triad" of Depression: Soma Therapies118
9Trauma, Energy, and Spirit: Seemorg Matrix Work and Psychosomatic Medicine131
10Shamanic and Psychic Healing151
Appendix AProfessional Degrees and Titles173
Appendix BResources175
About the Author203

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