The Personal Liberation Protocol – Cure Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Chronic Worry
I am here to tell you that if you suffer from depression or anxiety, or any mental illness, today is your lucky day.
..because what I reveal in my guide will give you access to recovery and healing that even the most modern, most advanced medical science can offer.
When I started developing and using the protocol, I doubted whether it would work. But then I learned that I didn’t even have to believe. In fact to make sure it was true healing and not the placebo effect, I even kind of resisted it working.
All I had to do was follow the simple protocol. I secretly doubted it all the time. But it worked anyway, it worked better and better with each week I used it. And it was easy.
I’m Irish and its true, we drink a lot here. Because of that, plus drug abuse, plus childhood trauma, plus a breakup, I became severely depressed and anxious from the age of 20 and that continued to the age of 43. I never got out of the hole I was in. I was chronically, and very often, severely, depressed.
At 23 I was first hospitalised in a psychiatric hospital with acute depression. The doctors did very little for me, and I left it 6 weeks later just as bad as when I went in.
Gamanil and Prozac were useless.
A few years later, and another hospitalisation and high on Seroxat/Paxil I left another psychiatric hospital, this time feeling not too bad.
More heavy drinking and drug use and a round the world trip later, I was back in Dublin in another psychiatric hospital in January of 2003.
Fast forward to 2015 and another hospitalisation later, and now I’m on 4 medications.
Two antidepressants, both at their highest doses. An antipsychotic, and an anti-anxiety drug also. My mind is numbed. I can’t remember what I walked into the kitchen to do, my faculty of memory has deserted me to such an extent.
…and I was still depressed as hell and anxious too.
It’s 2018 and after 20 full years of suffering from agonising depression and anxiety, and having countless more severe bouts of depression, every couple of weeks or so..
…and now I am better.
Let me rephrase that
I’m better than normal,
…because, well, the average “normal” person isn’t particularly mentally healthy.
I’m now 42 years old and I am free, I’m better than normal.
I’m better than good. I’m peaceful, chirpy, joyful, light and chirpy.
I don’t suffer from social anxiety any more.
And I’m getting better as each week passes.
I keep taking my medicine. Like clockwork.
I keep my nutrition decent. I exercise a little.
My search for a solution for mental illness is over. A real solution. And if you suffer from any mental illness I’m not exaggerating when I say that your destiny has brought you to this numinous corner of the internet.
Because there is one vital substance, a herb, a legal, harmless, loving, healing plant, that almost nobody knows about, that cures even the most severe, chronic, persistent mental illness.
It’s a substance that nourishes your soul, your body, your brain and your mind.
It’s neuro-generative and nourishes the brain and mind.
It heals trauma and promotes intelligence, awareness, calmness and neuro-plasticity.
It lowers depression and anxiety within days of starting it. It also teaches you gently on what you need to change in your life to be happy and peaceful.
Along with other easy practices and inexpensive nutrients you can and will recover.
I’ve put all of the components together in a short guide. I’ve left out everything else. This is all you’ll need to get well.
It will set You FREE. That’s Why I call it
The Personal LIBERATION Protocol.
The steps of the protocol are simple.
An unheard-of plant extract used in a precise, specific way (it’s safe and legal), that almost NO ONE knows the power of.
It’s easy to get and cheap to buy online, I reveal where you can buy it in the guide.
You take a tiny amount each day and over weeks miracles happen.
For me, I’ve been granted a new lease of life. I’m drawn to healthier things, I live fully, I breath the fresh air, I now enjoy my work, my relationships have improved immensely, I have FUN now.
….I feel relaxed and grounded, I sleep great, I’m confident and optimistic, paranoia, anxiety, suspicion and negativity have evaporated into the ether.
Will it work for you? Do you doubt it will? Because I did. I didn’t even have to believe that it would work, all I had to do was get it and take it.
I doubted it all the time. But it worked anyway, it wove it’s magic.
Do you fear that you or a loved one is “too far gone”?
That you are in too deep of a pit of despair for too long, for too many years, has taken all the modern pills, seen too many shrinks, quacks and therapists where nothing even scratched the surface of healing their pain? Everything but to no avail?
Well let me outline how my life was:
Major early trauma, never really felt ok as a child
Abusive, violent, oppressive Catholic high schooling heaped more trauma on top of existing trauma
Alcohol and drug abuser since age of 16
Smoked tobacco since age 14 to age 42
Depressed and anxious since age 20
Barely able to get out of bed
Somehow graduated collage at age 21 with BSc in Computer Science, while suffering from clinical depression.
Hospitalised in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2015 with major depression and co-morbid acute anxiety.
Prescription drugs barely ever helped.
Counselling and CBT barely helped. Got scared of my counselor.
Exercise helped somewhat
Good nutrition barely helped.
Social Anxiety through the roof, all the time.
Unable to get into never mind hold down any relationship.
Mood swings at the slightest trigger.
Stressed and in physical pain all the time.
Regular severe anxiety attacks
Being insecure and needy all the time.
Being tired all the time.
Feeling so bad that I couldn’t be around people at all.
Regularly paranoid and suspicious of others
Wondering why people liked me
On huge doses of psych meds, e.g. up until recently:
450mg Effexor XR
Supplements barely ever helped and most made me worse. Other substances often made me worse, some I’ve tried include:
MDMA (made me depressed for prolonged periods
Kratom (made me much worse)
5APB (synthetic MDMA, made me worse)
AMT (alpha-Methyl-Tryptamine, made me worse)
Kanna (made me sick)
Noopept (made me sick)
Psilosybin (magic mushrooms, somewhat helped at low doses, dangerous at anything above a micro-dose)
Marijuana / Cannabis (makes me paranoid and anxious)
Iboga (psychedelic, made me extremely paranoid and anxious)
St John’s Wort (did nothing)
Ginseng (made me wired)
Lion’s Mane Mushroom (gave me insomnia)
The protocol guide is NOTHING like you’ve ever seen before. I guarantee you that. I also guarantee you will get better, or I insist on giving you your money back.
The guide on how to recover is only $17. We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to help a million people to recover from depression and anxiety. We use the money from sales to extend our advertising and reach online to get the word out about this amazing solution to mental illness. The $17 that someone else paid for our guide helped attract you here to give you the gift of healing.
And your $17 will do the same for 2-3 other lucky souls who are suffering also.
It’s also got a 60-day no questions asked guarantee. If for any reason you don’t like the guide then email us and we will refund your purchase. We want this to be totally risk-free for everyone.
I’ll bet you’re asking – “Will it work for me?”. I really think it will.
BUT you’ll never know unless you try. Because of the consistency of the success of this protocol, it will work for the vast majority of people with depression and anxiety.
Think about it – I myself was severely and chronically depressed, for 22 years, and it worked for me. 22 years!
Read the guide, take action, it works. It’s a real solution to a problem that is almost impossible to solve.
Some Recent Testimonials
“Twenty days now into part 1 of the core protocol and I am feeling tons better than I did a fortnight ago. My anxiety is non-existent, something which I thought I would be living with for the rest of my life! And no frustrating, dour CBT or mind tricks needed, just using the drops every day as you recommend! This is amazing, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, you are a gift to the world. Something else – my memory is back to normal, something I thought was going to decline progressively to a worse state. To think also that I was paying a psychiatrist $200 for ten minutes to prescribe me with barely effective antidepressants and I got your guide for $17, seems like the bargain of the century.”
– Lisa Ormond, Illinois, USA.
“I just wanted to email you to say a massive THANK YOU! I’ve been depression-free now for over a month and my life has taken on a whole new colour! This is after suffering from depression for over ten years. I also am more clear headed and have a newfound optimism.”
– Michael Wills, Kent, England.
“I have to say that the Liberation Protocol is the best thing I’ve found in years, bar none. I’m only three weeks on the protocol and I’m already seeing great improvements in my mood and mindset. Plus my insomnia is gone!”
– Carrie Leonard, Cork, Ireland.
“You are an angel sent from heaven, I have been depressed and anxious for over 15 years, and now I feel fine. I just wanted to write to say how much I appreciate the amazing wisdom in your guide, and how glad I am that I saw your ad on Facebook in October. I feel so much better than I did just a few weeks ago. Blessings to you.”
– Julie Woodward, Hertfordshire, England.
“I have been using the Personal Liberation Protocol since September 2018 and I just wanted to say WOW! Again Ollie, Thank you so much for your inspiring knowledge and medicine! Your guide took me all of ten minutes to read, and it was comforting to know that all I had to do was to start with the easiest section, Part 1, in order to start on the road to recovery. I’m in better form than I have been in years, I’ve lost ten pounds, I’m also now sober, no longer craving alcohol or cannabis.”
– Mark Olwill, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
“I’ve been struggling with depression on and off for seven or so years, and medication was almost no relief. I was sinking into a hole so deep it seemed like it had no bottom. My low energy was crippling me and creating despair as I had no work nor motivation. My relationships have been suffering also for a long time now, and I’ve been soooo lonely. But since I found your guide I’ve only been on the up and up, with some bumps along the way, as you said will probably happen. My zest for life and vitality is back, as well as an optimistic outlook on life. I also have no desire to self-medicate with booze like I used to. Blessings to you.”
– Samantha Prunty, Galway, Ireland
Overcoming Depression: What Psychological Disorder Do I Have?
Feeling sad or frustrated in certain situations is a normal reaction of any person, but when these feelings become very strong and last for a long period of time, they are the primer signs of depression, which is quite dangerous.
What psychological disorder do I have? That’s a frequently asked question. When realizing possible complications, people start seeking for the ways to overcome the situation, but only some of them are successful in their searching. The signs of depression include:
•feelings of fatigue;
•lack of energy;
•emotion of hopelessness;
As there are different kinds of depression, they have slightly different signs and lead to various complications.
Kinds Of Depression And Possible Risks
Depression is usually caused by a combination of several factors (physical, psychological, emotional, genetic, biochemical, social). At times, it’s getting pretty hard to track the contribution made by these kinds of depression, but, as a rule, they lead to the same risks:
•problems at work and at home;
So what are those different kinds of depression people suffer from? Why do they appear? How to overcome them? What psychological disorder do I have?
This is a chronic kind of depression, which differs from other types. It appears when one has been experiencing dark, sad or low moods on many days for 2 years or even longer. Specialists assure that this depression is hereditary and is more common for women. At times it is rather difficult to diagnose it.
When asking yourself what psychological disorder you have, view the main symptoms of the dysthymia: being self-critical and having more complains than fun.
It occurs in those people, who are experiencing depression in combination with psychosis. Many people start suffering from hallucinations. The primer symptoms of this depression include anxiety and agitation. Many people suffer from insomnia or even experience constipation and physical immobility.
Some years ago this depression was known as manic depression. This sort of disorder is rather severe, affecting lives, relationships and careers. As a rule, this depression is characterized by mood swings that lead to severe consequences.
It can be characterized as depression accompanied by alternating and mild mood swings of depression and election that occur during a long period of time. Mood swings last for lengthy periods (from 3 weeks to several months) and can develop into bipolar disorders.
Many women experience depression during pregnancy, which increases in the postnatal period, about one year following birth.
As you see, different kinds of depression vary in symptoms and duration. “What psychological disorder do I have ?“ – it is the question, which is hard to answer. Consult your doctor to prevent possible consequences.
Is Depression a Disease? Why?
Today depression became a very common word. When someone feels down, the most probable diagnosis is “you have a depression”. Is it correct to say like this? Is depression a disease or it is just a state of mind? The answer depends on how serious you take this term and what is your reaction on it. Usually people with real depression do not say about it that frequently. The situation around depression is a little bit confusing, so let’s try to find out what’s what by looking at both sides: decease and “bad mood”.
Common opinions concerning depression
When in autumn days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, you can hear many people complaining about depression. Feelings of guilt, low self-esteem or long lasting anxiety may be also called depression. This kind of depression is rather not a disease, but just a reaction to severe external conditions. Lots of stress, which is almost a normal thing nowadays, may also be referred to as a state of depression. Maybe depression is a fashionable word, but to know if it is properly used, it is necessary to know what depression is according to the opinion of specialists.
What is depression? The definition of the disease
Psychologists define depression as a disease. The reason for that is that it makes significant changes in somatic and psychological health of a person. To call a depression, there should be the following symptoms:
•depressed mood for most of the day
•incapability to concentrate, indecision
•significant weight loss or gain
•feeling of guilt
•low self-esteem, hopelessness
These symptoms may be complemented with more severe manifestations, for example, suicidal thoughts. Depression can not be diagnosed in 5 minutes, it requires long observation. Not all symptoms can be manifested, and in some situations they can be an evidence of other diseases.
Some facts about depression as a disease
•Women turn to doctors more frequently: 80 to 20 per cent respectively. The reason for that is that men are more likely to fight depression with alcohol rather than seeking for help from the outside, while women are more concerned about their health.
•Depression can cause disease of internal organs, mostly heart, thyroid gland, digestive organs and joints (osteochondrosis). Sometimes doctors try to cure these illnesses without taking depression into account and the treatment is inefficient.
•There can be genetic predisposition for depression. Scientists have even found genes responsible for it.
•Depression is evenly distributed in all countries, both rich and poor. It has been known from ancient times, so all modern inventions (such as TV and computers) and lifestyle do not cause depression. However, they can be worsening factors.
•The highest percentage of depression is registered among people of 40-50 years old, both men and women. Depression is also widespread among children, but it is rarely diagnosed, which is mostly a fault of parents.
•Physical exercise is a good preventive measure against depression. Sport activities stimulate secretion of endorphins, or hormones of happiness. They reduce the feeling of depression.
Do not let depression become a real disease
The most important point is that both colloquial and scientific meanings of depression should not be confused. It is not a big problem when you simply call your state depression, but it may bring bad consequences when you try to treat it the wrong way. The use of antidepressants is only recommended as a last resort in severe cases. This is why people who start using it may become really sick. Today there are many so-called psychologists that offer their services to those who suffer from depression. Some of them can even bring more problems as they do not know traditional medicine. If you, for example, have a headache that makes you feel depressed, it may be a problem with your heart or brain, but not a psychological problem.
Do not exaggerate the severity of your condition. If you always say that you have depression, it may become true. On the other hand, if real depression is not diagnosed in time, it will bring even worse consequences. So, the only advice here is to turn to professionals and always take care of yourself.
Side Effects Of Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamins are a group of organic compounds that act as catalysts in various chemical reactions. A compound can not be classified as a vitamin unless it is shown that a deficiency of it causes disease. Contrary to popular belief, vitamins do not provide energy directly. As catalysts, they are part of the enzyme systems required for the release of energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Vitamins also are necessary for the formation of red blood cells, hormones, genetic materials, and the nervous system. They are essential for normal growth and development.
There are two types of vitamins: fat soluble and water soluble. The four fat soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K. the nine required water-soluble vitamins are thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin and vitamin C.
Vitamin D or Calciferol functions by increasing intestinal absorption of Calcium and promotes ossification of bones and teeth. Ossification, in layman’s term, is the laying down or generation of new bones by a certain process as well. Thus, there is surely imposing side effects of Vitamin D deficiency or excess.
•Hypocalcemia is the plasma calcium level reaching less than 8.5 mg/dL. The cause can be divided into four categories: (1) impaired ability to mobilize calcium bones stores, (2) abnormal losses of calcium from the kidney, (3) increased protein binding or chelation such that greater proportions of calcium are in the nonionized form, and (4) soft tissue sequestration. Simply saying the decrease of Vitamin D, which helps in absorbing calcium, will also lead to more calcium level in blood unabsorbed making the homeostasis imbalance.
•Various bone development diseases is a general term of affection caused by inadequate Vitamin D.
•Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by the loss of bone mass and deterioration of the architecture of cancellous bone with a subsequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures. Vitamin D also has something to do with it due to its function to calcium.
•Rickets is a disorder of vitamin D deficiency, inadequate calcium absorption, and impaired mineralization of bone in children.
With the modification of harmful toxic substances around us, there may be various possible side effects of lack of Vitamin D in the body other than the above-mentioned yet left undiscovered due to some reasons. Yet, what matters is the lesson behind for us to pay attention to our health which is our ultimate wealth.
Low Vitamin D Side Effects
There has some function of vitamin D. Calcium and phosphorous are most important for healthy bones as they are what the bones are made up of , vitamin D place a vital role in insuring that this minerals are absorbed properly in the bones. Vitamin D helps the intestines to absorb calcium from the food that we eat. Vitamin D is required in very simple amounts by human body. Aged between 1-50 years require a daily dose of 5 mcg. There has two class effects of vitamin D deficiency are in children and in osteoporosis in adults. Let’s check some low vitamin D side effects.
Low Vitamin D Side Effects
If one take too much vitamin D and go over his/her daily recommended does , one can encounter or all of the side effects:
Sore eyes, bone pain, irritability, dehydration, constipation, muscle problems, vomiting, frequent need to unique (decreased appetite) and fatigue. It is caused by inadequate absorption of calcium and phosphate which can lead to diseases. A metabolic bone disease in which the bones become soft and prone to distortion and for this teeth become defective. The most common in children is Rachitis. So they need vitamin D most. Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in middle age people. Over the next five years , 50% of the population with reduce content of vitamin D in the blood experienced infarction stoke or had a serious problem. Lack of vitamin D is a common finding in woman suffering like as breast cancer. It points to a bad progression, occurrence of relapse and which increase risk of death . Vitamin D can cause chronic pain in woman . For children the recommended doses is 1000 IU (international units : used for vitamin) , and for adults is 2000 IU. Vitamin D is responsible for control of calcium and phosphorus levels in our blood. To reach an accurate overdose it takes anywhere from several days to a few month. It is very hard to diagnose vitamin D overdose it is very rare.
We should limit our intake for some period of time. Vitamin D is fat soluble. It means that it is stored in our fat calls. It may take some time until all the reserves in our body are depleted, including those fat calls. There is an one kind of vitamin that is called cholecalciferol which difssolves in fat. You can consume it by food. Liver and kidneys convert the vitamin D into the active form. Main biological vitamin D function is to maintain normal calcium and phosphorus level in our blood. Lack of vitamin D may manifest in to the Hypocalcaemia, Hypophosphatemia.
Deficiency In Vitamin D
Vitamin D is usually found from day light. It always helps to make your bones strong. Vegetables and nutritious foods are another source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is classified into vitamin D2 and D3. D2 is known as ergocalciferol and D3 is known as cholecalciferol. The ultra violet ray from sun light produces vitamin D in vertebrates under the skin. A small number of foods are essential to get vitamin D such as egg, fishes and meat. It helps to develop the stability of calcium in bones. It is much essential for newborn children to strengthen their bones. Deficiency of vitamin D causes different diseases such as rickets, bone cancer etc.
Lack of vitamin D can weaken your bones. Some old people have to face this problem. Sometimes it happens on children too. Doctors suggest them to take proper food and calcium tablets. Calcium tablets including vitamin D can increase 60% absorption power from sun light. Mushrooms are another source of vitamin D. doctors also suggests it when people suffer from deficiency in vitamin D.
Vitamin moves from blood to liver and changed into the prohormone calcidiol. After that, Moving calcidiol turned into calcitriol. It is the active form of vitamin D in monocyte-macrophages or in kidneys. Shortage of vitamin D can damage some function of the human body.
Deficiency of vitamin D is closely attached with the disease named rickets. It is a bone related disease. Bones cannot include calcium at the proper way and affects the bones. As a result, it causes skeletal distortion. For that, kidneys cannot modify vitamin D into its active form. It naturally happens on old age and kidneys fail to continue its program. Overweight is the another reason for the deficiency of vitamin D. Fat cells absorb the vitamin D and send a low percent to the body. As a result, your body does not get proper stabilities. The better option is to loose the excessive weight in your body.
Vitamin D is essential for many reasons. It is mostly important for the woman to prevent some particular disease such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, bladder cancer etc. Some symptoms of vitamin D Deficiency are only found in woman body such as temper changes during premenstrual. It is very much important at pregnancy period.
Vitamin D plays an amazing role for the children to develop their bones. Therefore, it is important for the parents to know the indications of vitamin D deficiency in kids.
Treating Depression: More Than Just Medication
Depression is a serious condition that affects many people in the United States. From young to old, it has no agenda and does not care how affluent or poor you are. The longer depression remains untreated, the worse it can get, eventually leading to hospitalization, and quite possibly death. Treating depression is designed to help individuals manage the feelings of sadness, helplessness, and other symptoms so that they may lead an active and productive life.
How Psychotherapy helps
Psychotherapy helps individuals with depression cope with the pain and forces them to deal with the feelings of hopelessness. When cognitive therapy is added, depression sufferers are made to see how their pessimistic attitude and thought patterns are bringing them down and helping them sustain their therapy. Problem solving and behavioural therapy are added to the mix to teach the patient how to look at and change the stresses in their life and move forward in a positive direction.
How medication helps
Medication does not cure depression. That is a fallacy. Instead, medication helps a patient control certain symptoms of the depression so that they can focus on fixing the things that are adding to their depressive state. Taking medication for the majority of depression sufferers is an option, which most take to help them along. There are different types of medication that may be prescribed. These include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) such as Prozac and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI’s). Some patients prefer to take herbal remedies such as St Johns Wort. You should discuss this with your doctor to ensure that there are no drug interactions.
Together you can move on
By combing anti-depressant medication with psychotherapy techniques, most people are able to pull out of their depression and move on with their lives in a more positive light. There is no quick and simple cure for depression and if you are suffering from bipolar disorder, you will have to work at maintaining yourself so that the depression does not overwhelm you once again.
If you think are suffering from depression, seek medical help. Many of the symptoms could be indicative of a hormonal disorder or other illness. Only your doctor can decide and diagnose you. And only your doctor can help set you on the track to treating depression.
Teen Depression: Know The Signs
There is more to teen depression than moods swings, melancholy, and defiance. It impacts everything in a teenager’s life and can make them feel worthless, lead to drug abuse, or cause them to take matters into their own hands and become violent or suicidal. Being a teen is hard enough, but suffering depression on top of the normal roller-coaster of emotions and hormones makes it even worse. Teens are expected to be in bad moods at times, and even lash and defy the system with their strong sense of self. But depression can change all of that, altering a teen’s personality. When this happens, it is time to seek professional help.
Know the warning signs
Teenagers are fickle creatures caught between the reliance of being a child and the self-reliance of being an adult. Many of them would rather not ask for help, so it is imperative that the people around them recognize the warning signs of depression just in case. That way, they can get the help they need but refuse to ask for.
Knowing the difference between teen depression and the usual drama of being a teenager is very important since both share many similarities. There is no formula by which to judge a teen and know if they are depressed or just moody. The best advice would be to watch the symptoms and see if they steadily get worse or suddenly improve. The symptoms include but are not limited to: sadness; hopelessness; irritability; hostility; anger; uncontrollable crying; withdrawal from friends and family; loss of interest in favourite activities; eating and sleeping habit changes; restlessness; worthlessness; fatigue; difficulty concentrating; and suicidal tendencies. If you think the teenager in your life is at risk, talk to them or seek professional help.
Adult depression and teenage depression are different
Depression can affect anyone at any age, but certain symptoms of depression are more prevalent in teenagers than in adults. Some of these can even cause unhealthy and rebellious behaviour. Irritability and anger are predominant in teens, more so than sadness. Unexplained physical aches and pains, such as headaches and stomach aches, are also a good sign of depression. Criticism and rejection can send a depressed teen over the top, and you may notice that while they are withdrawn from you and others, they are maintaining at least a few friendships, which may or may not be healthy. If you notice any of these symptoms becoming severe, make sure you help them get the help they need.
Depression Test: Should You Seek Medical Help?
Everyone experiences highs and lows, up and downs, sometime through their lives. Occasional bouts with the blues may be nothing more than that. But if you notice that you’re blue more than you are happy or upbeat, something could be wrong. It may be time to seek medical attention and make sure that you are not suffering from depression.
Online depression tests
There is a plethora of online depression tests that you can take to get an idea whether or not you may be suffering from depression. The key here, though, is that it is only an idea. Only a medical professional can diagnose depression and help treat it, and it is better to seek out a doctor if you think your symptoms are severe enough for you. When the blues begin to affect your daily life, that’s a sure sign you should go.
When looking for a self-diagnosing test on the Internet to help you along, try to use ones that come from reputable websites, such as the ones found on medical institute websites, the Mayo Clinic, and WebMD. Always print out the results of your tests and take them with your to your doctor. They can provide valuable information.
Medical depression tests
Once you have taken the step and contacted the doctor about your depression symptoms, he or she may look at the depression tests you took. There are no blood tests or x-rays that can diagnose depression, only your description of your feelings, and symptoms. Your doctor may ask you to take another questionnaire and fill it out before making a final diagnosis.
Your doctor may also refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist who can help you determine the root of your depression. You may need medication to help control it, but once again, only a licensed physician can prescribe that for you. No matter what else, if you think you are depressed – especially if you are having suicidal thoughts – contact your physician right away and seek medical treatment.
Depression And Chronic Fatigue: How to Understand and Treat These Conditions
Depression and chronic fatigue really are related. Depression and overwork can cause chronic fatigue in individuals and chronic fatigue can sometimes cause depression. Chronic fatigue is a syndrome that is characterized by extreme tiredness that is not relieved by rest. It can be mild or severe and it often starts after an individual recovers from a flu like infection, surgery, traumatic accident, or death of a loved one.
Symptoms can come on gradually, or rapidly, and only a few people ever recover fully from it. While the exact causes are unknown, it is believed that depression, overwork, infections, brain abnormalities, and other bodily abnormalities may contribute to the cause. Like depression, chronic fatigue can affect anybody.
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue
As the name suggests, the biggest symptom of this syndrome is unexplained fatigued that no amount of rest can assuage. Individuals become so tired that their normal activity levels drop by fifty percent or more. They will have problems concentrating, a sore throat, swollen glands, muscle pain, joint pain without swelling, unusual headaches, and sickness after exerting themselves in exercise or other strenuous activities. They may also find themselves with nausea and with sudden allergies or sinus problems. If left untreated, chronic fatigue can cause depression in some people.
Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue
There is no one all encompassing test that a doctor can perform to diagnose chronic fatigue. Doctors have to use a process of elimination in order to make sure an individual who is having these symptoms is not suffering from something else. Hyperthyroidism, heart disorders, sleep apnoea or narcolepsy, cancer, hepatitis B or C, eating disorders, drug abuse, and many others including depression and bipolar disorder, all can cause fatigue. The doctor will rule all of these out before diagnosing a patient with chronic fatigue.
Treating Chronic Fatigue
Some of the many different methods to treat chronic fatigue include gradual aerobic exercise programs and lifestyle changes – learning to slow down and store up energy for important activities. Cognitive behavioural therapy is also suggested as is medication that will treat some of the symptoms like depression. Treating the existing physical pain and allergies with appropriate measures also helps. While none of these methods work on their own, a doctor and their patient can find the ones that work the best when combined just for them.
Anxiety Therapy: Helping You Help Your Disorder
Have you experienced a panic attack where you suddenly can’t breathe, your skin is clammy, and you feel as if your chest is going to explode? Anxiety therapy can help you cope with situations that trigger this particular response in your body. Doctors and researchers are unsure what causes anxiety disorders or panic attacks, suggesting things from environmental factors to stress to low levels of chemicals in the body. No matter what causes it, there are ways to help you cope with it.
If your doctor diagnoses an anxiety therapy treatment, he or she may suggest behavioural therapy, cognitive therapy, or both. Behavioural therapy helps the patient identify the trigger of the panic attack and then teaches them techniques that will help reduce or even stop the anxiety attack from occurring when presented with the trigger. These techniques could include relaxation and deep breathing in order to forestall the feeling of hyperventilation or passing out.
Cognitive therapy teaches patients how the symptoms of an anxiety disorder manifest themselves based on the thoughts the individual is having. It teaches them how to change those thought patterns and be more aware of their cognitive processes in order to keep the attacks from coming on. When combined with behavioural therapy, most patients learn how to confront and deal with the situations that trigger anxiety attacks in the controlled and safe environment of their doctor’s office.
While cognitive and behavioural therapy is good, some patients do need the help of anti-anxiety medication. The patient is managed by both their therapist, who is helping them learn the cognitive and behavioural techniques, and their physician. Not everyone will need medication to help them cope with the symptoms and stresses of anxiety attacks.
If you are suffering from debilitating anxiety attacks, seek the help of a medical professional. With patience and the proper care, you can learn to overcome them and live your life productively.
Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms
Knowledge is the best weapon to treat any illness, disease, or disorder that can affect the human race. The symptoms of bipolar disorder include more than just the drastic mood swings that are indicative of the disorder. Many of the symptoms can be physical adding to a person’s discomfort. Because bipolar disorder goes through periods of highs and lows called episodes, everyone should be aware that there are actually two sets of symptoms: manic episode symptoms, and depressive episode symptoms.
The symptoms of mania
When a person experiences a manic episode of their bipolar disorder, they experience an elevated mood with three or more symptoms that last for an entire day, everyday for one week or longer. If the person is irritable, then more than three symptoms will be present. These symptoms include but are not limited to: increased energy and activity; overly good mood; irritability; racing thoughts; inability to concentrate on one thing for long; talking fast; little to no sleep needed; poor judgment; unusual behavior; increased sex drive; drug and alcohol abuse; and denial.
Hypomania is a mild to moderate episode that makes the individual feel good and be productive. It is very misleading because the person and the people around them are convinced that there is really nothing wrong. If left untreated, hypomania can become severe or even cause the person suffering the bipolar disorder to sink into depression.
The symptoms of depression
A depressive episode is at the opposite of the mood pendulum. Episodes may last two weeks or longer instead of just one. A depressive episode is characterized by the individual experiencing five or more of the following symptoms: empty mood or anxiousness; hopelessness; worthlessness; loss in interest in activities the individual usually enjoys; fatigue; difficulty concentrating; restlessness; irritability; too much or not enough sleep; change in diet; chronic pain with no apparent cause; and suicidal thoughts.
If you or someone you know is suffering from any of these bipolar symptoms – be it manic or depressive – strongly encourage them to seek medical attention.
Bipolar Depression: What Are Your Treatment Options?
Bipolar disorder – also known as manic depression and bipolar depression – is a mental illness that is characterised by mood swings that range from euphoria to severe depression. It is a very disabling disorder that can have episodes lasting for weeks or months. Everyone who is around a person who suffers from this is affected and without proper treatment, many people fall to suicide. Bipolar depression can be treated, and if treated properly, those who suffer from it can usually live productive and happy lives.
Types of Bipolar Depression
There are two subtypes to bipolar depression. Bipolar I disorder is characterized by one manic episode with or without the corresponding depressive episode before or after. Bipolar II disorder is characterized by the individual experiencing at least one depressive episode and one hypomanic episode that lasted a few days. In bipolar II disorder, the depressive episodes last longer than the manic ones. A third type of bipolar disorder is cyclothymia, which is characterized by the same mood swings, but are not as severe as the others.
Rapid cycling bipolar disorder is when a person experiences four or more major mood swings in the course of twelve months. These mood swings can happen within hours of each other or months. Mixed state bipolar disorder is when the sufferer experiences depression and mania at the same time. Psychosis – or the detachment from reality – is triggered by severe episodes of both mania and depression.
Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder
Only a medical doctor can diagnose whether or not a person is suffering from bipolar depression. This is done through a variety of psychological and medical tests. The usual physical examination is done to make sure the person is healthy and blood tests may be carried out to make sure everything is functioning properly. Then a discussion about what has been going on including behaviour and feelings will commence. If the doctor feels it is necessary, he or she may send their patient to a psychological expert for treatment or more testing so that they can correctly diagnose the problem.
Treating Bipolar Depression
Individuals suffering from bipolar disorder who wish to live a productive and happy life will have to work at it for the rest of their life. This disorder will not go away after short-term treatment. The severity of the symptoms of the disorder will determine the exact treatments necessary. Medication – including anti-depressants, mood stabilizers, anti-seizure, anti-psychotic drugs – may be prescribed in conjunction with psychotherapy. The psychotherapy will help the individual change their behaviour, show them they are not alone when in a group, and help out the family members. Extreme cases of bipolar disorder may require electroconvulsive therapy and even hospitalization.
By reading this guide you consent to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing and agree and recognise that the contents herein are merely the opinion of the author and do not constitute medical advice.
Always consult your doctor or physician before beginning any treatment regimen.
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Salient Point #1
If you are suffering so bad that anything beyond Core Protocol part 1 of this guide seems beyond your capabilities right now, then just use Core Protocol part 1 until you feel well enough to continue with the remainder of the protocol.
Be kind to yourself in this regard, but also take responsibility for your own growth and wellbeing by continuing with the suggestions in this guide when you are able to.
Chronic illnesses have multi-causal factors at play, so multi-faceted solutions are necessary for their successful remission.
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Core Protocol part 1: Micro-Dosing Ayahuasca Vine-Only Concentrate
Micro-Dose Ayahuasca vine-only extract to heal. A beautiful, powerful healing medicine. 1www.newscientist.com/article/2127802-psychedelic-drug-ayahuasca-improves-hard-to-treat-depression/
- Improve trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety within using micro-doses of vine-only Ayahuasca concentrate.
- This substance is not, as is commonly held, a psychedelic.
- It is legal, and is safe to use along with medication. Use for 6-12 months at least.
- Don’t know about it or believe that it can heal depression and anxiety? It’s healed mine, and that of countless others. I was severely, chronically depressed. Join the Facebook group linked below and read some of the accounts to get informed and inspired.
(Note: If you Google and read about ceremonial Ayahuasca, it’s not the same thing as I’m talking about here. That is psychedelic and I would never suggest it to anyone with mental illness. It’s admixed with a DMT-containing substance, Chacruna, (psychotria viridis). What we are suggesting in this guide is micro-dosing vine only Ayahuasca (banisteriopsis Caapi.)
- Your doctor won’t like or probably has never heard of Ayahuasca vine only medicine. It’s not been under double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials but then most natural remedies haven’t and won’t as they can’t be patented and exploited for huge profits by a pharmaceutical company.
- Use the excellent, positive, generous group linked below to ask questions and get support in the process.
- Buy using the links below. It’s legal in most countries, notable exceptions being France and Russia.
Core Protocol part 2: Sobriety
- I really doubt whether anyone can recover from depression or anxiety if they are even a moderate, occasional drinker or recreational drug user. Recent research is proving this out. I couldn’t at least recover while still drinking and using drugs. I quit using the resources above.
- I’m also talking about benzo-diazapines and sleeping pills such as Ambien, Stilnoct, Zimovane, Xanax, Librium and Valium here. But never, ever quit these without medical supervision.
- If you’re a heavy drinker or drug user, seek professional help.
- Use the resources linked below to both inform yourself how to quit without cravings and to remove the desire and craving for drinking and drugs, and also use Core Protocol part 1 during the process of getting alcohol and drug addiction-free, it will greatly help in the process.
Core Protocol part 3: Diet and Exercise
- Get the right type of nutrition that you need to feel well by eating a good diet.
- Lift your mood, confidence, energy levels and physical health by getting the right type of vigorous exercise in only minutes per week with the methods detailed in this book.
Ancillary Protocol part 1: Supplemental Nutrients
- The nutrients below are inexpensive and effective at healing oxidative stress (a large contributing factor of mental illness) and helping other biological imbalances such as seasonal affective disorder.
- You’ll also find that you are much more immune to common colds and flu as well as all common chronic illnesses when you stay on this protocol. Use every day.
Vitamin D3 – 1 daily (morning)
Alkaline Vitamin C – 1 or 2 grams daily (morning)
Zinc 15mg – 1 daily (morning)
Magnesium Glycinate – 2-4 daily (evening)
Ancillary Protocol part 2: Psychological, Therapeutic
Meta-Cognitive Therapy (MCT) is very effective at helping depression and anxiety. Must be learnt and practiced over prolonged periods of time. Persist.
Ancillary Protocol part 3: Meditation and Lifestyle
- Do 20 minutes of meditation once or twice a day
- If you don’t know how to meditate, or prefer audio-guided meditation, use the free smartphone app called Insight Timer (Android, iPhone) or Beyond Meditation (iPhone) to guide you into meditation.
- Alternatively, if you prefer silent meditation, you could alternatively use the guide here to learn how to practise Transcendental Meditation.
- If you prefer yoga, then do that. If you don’t know how then use Youtube to guide you, or go to a class in your area.
Conclusion and Further Advice
- Get out in nature. Walk, run, sweat, lie in the grass in the summer, swim in the rivers and lakes. I cannot stress how important this is.
- Reduce or eliminate screen time (smartphones, computers, gaming) as it is a major nervous stressor. I cannot stress how important this is.
- If you’re unemployed or have a poor routine, then get a job or volunteer. Something immersive like waiting on tables (although challenging in many ways) is very therapeutic as it takes the focus off your own thoughts and issues. If that seems like too much at the start, then volunteer to do something charitable. Ayahuasca isn’t going to cure you alone if you’re sitting alone in your house all day doing nothing. It will help you get off the couch but then you have to take the reins. I also cannot stress how important this is.
- If you are mired in blaming others for your illness, in resentments or in the victim mentality then you need to forgive and let go of that. That’s empowerment. I cannot stress how important this is.
- Get someone who you can trust, to talk to and to reveal your feelings and concerns to. There are a huge number of caring, nurturing, altruistic people in the world who love helping others. This is essential.
- Reduce and minimize smoking and caffeine as it increases stress hormones. Reducing these stress hormones (adrenalin, cortisol, cholesterol) alone reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety. If you can’t quit smoking then switch to vaping.
- I probably can’t give better advice than Jordan Peterson. I don’t necessarily share his pessimism about the possibilities for recovery (as he doesn’t factor in the marvellous healing possibilities of plant medicine and other factors).
Psychedelic drug ayahuasca improves hard-to-treat depression | Andy Coghlan, New Scientist Apr 14, 2017
Can Paleo Improve Low Mood & Depression? Marc Bubbs, ND, CISSN, CSCS. March 18, 2015
My Doctor Prescribed Daily HIIT Exercises for My Depression. Here’s What Happened. Mary Sauer on February 23, 2018
Depression – Vitamin D Council, February 5, 2018 by John Cannell, MD
Influence of Vitamin C Supplementation on Oxidative Stress and Neutrophil Inflammatory Response in Acute and Regular Exercise – Ljiljana M. Popovic,1 Nebojsa R. Mitic,1 Dijana Miric,2 Boban Bisevac,3 Mirjana Miric,1 and Brankica Popovic4
The Emerging Role for Zinc in Depression and Psychosis
by Matthew A. Petrilli,1 Thorsten M. Kranz,2 Karine Kleinhaus,3 Peter Joe,3 Mara Getz,3 Porsha Johnson,3 Moses V. Chao,2 and Dolores Malaspina3 – June 30 2017
Magnesium and major depression – George A. Eby, Karen L. Eby, and Harald Murk.
A Prospective, Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Safety and Efficacy of a High-Concentration Full-Spectrum Extract of Ashwagandha Root in Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Adults – K. Chandrasekhar, Jyoti Kapoor, and Sridhar Anishetty1, September 2012
The efficacy of metacognitive therapy for anxiety and depression: A meta-analytic review – Nicoline Normann, Nexhmedin Morina, Arnold van Emmerik, May 2014 www.researchgate.net/profile/Nexhmedin_Morina/publication/261802565_The_efficacy_of_metacognitive_therapy_for_anxiety_and_depression_A_meta-analytic_review/links/57174b1008ae2679a8c618f5.pdf
When science meets mindfulness The Harvard Gazette – Alvin Powell, April 9, 2018