The Faces of Depression

I was going through one of my throw-away medical journals and noticed the ads for drugs. These ads are several pages, (geared towards doctors), to get them to prescribe certain drugs, for varying conditions. It reminded me of TV commercials where someone is sad and down, because the have a yeast infection, or allergies, or their toilet bowl has stains they can’t get out…..and then after using the product life is great. They are happy and smiling again. Ask your doctor for this drug, so you can  be happy too! Then I saw one of the same ads in People Magazine. Ask your doctor to see if this anti-depressant might help you… isn’t this absurd? And there is a big difference between being sad, and depressed. If you’re just sad sometimes you can shift/pivot and pull yourself up.

And you know these people aren’t depressed, and then happy after taking their blood pressure pills, or treating their yeast infection, or having a good poop finally…..they are just actors. But maybe they are smiling, cause they finally really did had a good poop, cause they ate some of that special yogurt to make them regular again.

after meds, all smiles

before meds, no smile

I have found that homeopathy often can make such a shift in people that they although they come in on antidepressants, after taking a good remedy often they can wean down, or even stop them completely. Wouldn’t that be a better way to go? I think some people do very well on the meds and they can be a life-saver for them. But, some of the side effects…..well read for yourself. Suicide!…yep, lot of people don’t know that is a possible side effect of some antidepressants. 

About Dr. Greg Meyer

I'm a homeopathic physician, an urgent care physician, camper, hiker, traveler, and photographer. After Microbiology & Epidemiology, I studied medicine and more recently have become fascinated on how homeopathy can actually cure disease, or better said-how it allows the body to actually heal itself. I'm available for consultations in classical homeopathy. Check my website for more information.
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1 Response to The Faces of Depression

  1. Kelly says:

    I personally love the Cymbalta commerical featuring a waitress who is unfulfilled performing her assigned tasks. But after taking Cymbalta, she’s thrilled to be serving pie to thankless strangers. It reminds me of Doug Stanhope’s stand-up routine about the inconsistency of drug acceptance in the workplace. When a worker’s drug test comes up positive for certain recreational drugs, he is berated by his boss, “What’s this, Billy? Have you….have you been having FUN on the weekends? Are we not enough FUN for you here at ‘said company’?” But when Billy has a little trouble with motivating himself to alphabetize his files faster they prescribe him anti-depressants to help. Billy endorses his new drugs enthusiastically, “I used to get bored filing….A….B….C…uhh… But now with my new prescription, I could do it all day!!!! ABCDEFGHIJK, could do this all day!!!LMNOP!!!This is great!!!”

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