One wonders why people resort to chemicals for depressions … pharmaceuticals which often cause more problems than the reason that brought patients to the quick-fix R/X pills … one especially wonders, since they rarely work well.
Before I continue, there’s a cure for depression which I’ve never known to fail ….. that is …. except for … when I decide to wallow a bit longer in my own depression and I don’t use it. (There are times I need to “wallow” – to work through why I’m going through it. It’s a conscience choice [self-discovery] I often, intentionally make.) It’s the push to not have to do one more lap around Sinai, to put it into Christian terminology.
It’s never failed me! Nor has it failed anyone I know, who uses it!
Doctors won’t lead you to this cure ….. Their education has taught them differently and their profession has them tied into the pharmaceutical companies so, … it’s natural for them to turn to one of the many anti-depressants .
I’m not saying they never work, but, … if your doctor tries to get you to go that direction, … be sure to read the warnings:
For example, “we’re told to seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE SIDE EFFECTS occur when one takes “Abilify” – a pharmaceutical, advertised for depression.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); abnormal thinking; chest pain; confusion; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, sore throat; increased sweating; involuntary movements of the tongue, face, mouth, jaw, arms, legs, or back (eg., chewing movements, puckering of mouth, puffing of cheeks); loss of control over urination; loss of coordination; muscle tremor, jerking, or stiffness; new or worsening mental or mood problems (eg, anxiety, depression, agitation, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, inability to sit still); one-sided weakness; seizures; severe or persistent restlessness; shortness of breath; suicidal thoughts or attempts; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; symptoms of high blood sugar (eg, increased thirst, urination, or appetite; unusual weakness); trouble swallowing; trouble walking; unusual bruising; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision or speech changes.
Note the severity of many of the potential side effects of Abilify! It’s just one of a number of chemicals which drug manufacturers have found which work on some of those suffering from depression. (and, … depression is a side-effect of taking the Rx for depression?)
Often these drugs were developed for something else, yet have been found to work on a percentage of those in depression, but are the side effects worth it? Suicidal thoughts or attempts? Uncontrollable reactions? HELLO? That sound like a cure to you? Want a real cure?
Now for the immediate cure for a periodic and intermittent problem I promised: “DEPRESSION!
I will qualify it now, … somewhat ….. you may think doing this is a deception (that I’m going to change what I said, but I’m not) but to use this cure, one must believe.
That I said “it has never failed, not for me, nor for anyone I’ve known … ever!” That could be because everyone I’ve recommended this too has been a follower / believer that Yeshua HaMessiah (Jesus the Messiah) ….
In the Bible, it promises this works, but I cannot say it will work for you, not if you’re not a believer …. But if you are a believer, I promise you it will work!
Scripture tells us to “Praise Him” when we’re depressed. The translation may be different in different versions (one of the problems with converting the Hebrew language – an eastern mindset into English), but trust me; it works. If you’re not a believer, take the step to become one!
It tells us to Praise Him in song ….. You can read it for yourself: Psalms 9: 9-12. It does qualify it, and say “for those who know You,” referring to the Lord.
If you’re not a believer, it may be because you’ve never asked God to prove His existence to you. Step I: ask Him sincerely, to prove to you He exists… . He will. And He’ll do it in a way that will leave little doubt in your heart – but be aware, it (how He proves His existence to you) will probably mean nothing to others …. They may very well think you’ve gone “over the edge” but if they love you, … because it works, they too will REJOICE!
And if you ask, … sincerely ask, He will prove it to you. It may not be immediately, but He will do it and if you’re aware and open to His proving it to you and you come to accept Him, you’ll never have to be depressed again! Not ever …. that is unless you’re like me and sometimes need to experience the depth of emotions, and for some reason, decide consciously, to “wallow” for a bit.
When you chose to believe, and you again go into a depression, all you have to do is to begin singing praises of God. With that, it’s impossible to stay depressed!
Now, if you’ve noticed, the Scripture I quoted came out of what Christians call the “Old Testament” or what Jews call the Tanach. This works for the Jew as well, or I should say “it has”; but the Jew does not have to praise Yeshua / Jesus ….. The Jew, only need sing praises to the living God, our Father, the creator of the Universe.
However, …. please understand me that: Christianity is but a sect of Judaism! (That may well explain why the Muslims hate Christians, … ya think?) I’ll go into this in a later article, but all the original Christians (followers of Yeshua) were JEWS! Every one of them! Followers of Christ were meant to remain Jews! Constantine came along and warped the church in the 4th century …. but that’s a 3rd article. Stay tuned.