Why are the Benefits of Medication for Depression so Short-Lived?

So, you noticed that your depression medication was only effective for a little while and you’re getting some unpleasant side effects now. Most people are familiar with serotonin reuptake inhibitors, the inhibitors that will absorb serotonin. As you take your anti-depression medication your body produces more and more serotonin and these reuptake inhibitors begin to become less receptive — it’s similar to diabetes.

The Insulin Issue

Patients with Type II Diabetes become resistant to insulin. They produce too much insulin and because of that, the receptors die off so they can’t effectively use the insulin anymore despite how much they have. So, in turn, your blood sugars go up. That’s why when diabetics are put on medication, they are basically just waiting to increase their medication or to be put on insulin. Their dosages continue to increase and they keep trying more and more until a larger issue arises such as an amputation, blindness, or kidney disease.

The Depression Medication Issue

If you’re someone with depressive disorder and are prescribed medications that you’re more than likely taking a medication that is similar to the Insulin Issue. The only difference between depression medication is that these medications are forcing your body to produce a lot of serotonin for your nerves to take up.  

However, the same issue still exists. You’ll have receptors that after so much overexposure that will start to die off after a while because you won’t need them anymore. Of course, this also decreases the effectiveness of the medication over time making the medication less effective than it was initially.

On top of possibly becoming dependent on depression medication you also have the potential of experiencing bad side effects. Such as:

  • Low Sex Drive
  • Low Energy
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • and Much More

Depression and these medications can take who you are away from you and that’s not fair to anybody. There’s a better way and we’d like to show you at The Epigenetics Healing Center.

The Epigenetics Healing Center Can Help

Dr. Goodbinder at The Epigenetics Healing Center will run blood tests to show you where your body is not functioning properly and the risks it has to depressive disorder. He will help you develop a dietary plan for your tissues and/or organs to obtain the nutrients they need to function optimally.

If you suffer from depression or chronic illness, Dr. Goodbinder’s program will be the most effective solution you have ever come across. Contact us today!

Dr. G
Dr. G

Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.

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