This is a passionate topic for me. ❤ Let’s talk about depression, anxiety, medications and BETTER solutions.
✅ How much of it could be physical and fixable?
✅ Are they being overprescribed or misprescribed 👩⚕ for physical conditions?
✅ What long term effects could these meds 💊 cause and what can we do about it?
Some people get put on antidepressants and antianxiety meds because:
⏩ it’s easier then figuring out what’s causing that symptom
⏩ it’s a way to squash symptoms
⏩ band-aid solution that provides what appears to be immediate results
Why is this wrong? 🤷♀ I’m going over the details about how:
💥 many of these people are not actually depressed
💥 it’s not going to the underlying cause of the depression/anxiety
💥 these meds are addictive
💥 these meds can cause a myriad of symptoms and side effects including immune suppression
💥 it can prevent the body from feeling some symptoms that could be warning signs
💥 these meds are frequently misprescribed and overprescribed
💥 many real physical issues are mistaken for depression and/or anxiety
Why is there SHAME or STIGMA around it? 😞 Why do people feel like they need to hide it or lie about it? Let’s talk about that too.
🛑 DISCLAIMER: I’m not telling anyone to go off their antidepressants or antianxiety meds. If you ever want to go off meds, get a doc’s permission or be under a health professional’s care. Never go off cold turkey no matter what ANYONE says.
For more help or info or if you want to make an appointment with Monica, go to https://monicahershaft.com or text/call 323-977-8266 and remember to Treat the Source, Not the Symptom™! 🙌