Depression is an infection in that place where light should enter.

“Run from what’s comfortable. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation.”
Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī

In my last course of antibiotics, we added Metronidazole, a drug designed to kill anaerobic bacteria. It has a long list of negative side effects and I experienced many of them. One of them was depression.

I’d wake up depressed and have bouts of hopelessness. It would take me a minute to realize this was an induced state of mind and not a true reflection of my situation. The state was chemically induced…

No one knows why SSRIs are effective or why they fail, but my experience shows there is a gut-brain connection. It’s also clear that one’s intentions, behaviors, and expectations play a role…

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Mental State Management
The Drug Pushers
The Neurology Underneath
Forget the Psychology
Do It Your Way

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