I am not a Doctor nor have I ever claimed to be.
I fully believe depression due to chemical imbalance can be permanently cured. I believe the key is to stay with a regime for years. Most people want a quick fix and if it hasn't completely changed them in a few months they're on to something else. The thing is, to rebalance the chemical output that had been imbalanced for the persons lifetime, takes years to correct. Essentially, you're retraining your system. That also includes retraining the way you think, act, react and feel, to a certain extent.
The herbs and vitamins assist by chemically balancing, calming, centering .... but we also have to physically, mentally and spiritually retrain and relearn how to be in balance.
We all get addicted to things everyday, (some people are addicted to collecting hats) and in a sense we have become addicted to the imbalance and the feelings and thoughts that go with it. We become accustom to reacting to things in a certain way and expecting things to be a certain way and so on and so on.
I believe that if we choose to change along with the changes created with the herbs and vitamins that we can cure ourselves.
I know it sounds impossible but we can truly choose to be happy. It's that simple and yet can be very difficult to do.
To start, you just a pick a thing each day to enjoy, appreciate, be happy about and thankful for. If you can't actually feel those things then pretend you do. Become an actress or actor each day until it starts to feel real. And it will, I promise. You have to stay with it tho. Never give up no matter what happens. If you have a bad day and then start again the next.
As you go, try to add more things to be happy about each day. Concentrate on those things. When something goes wrong or you start feeling worse force yourself to think on those things again.
Eventually, one day you'll wake up and discover that you don't have to force yourself anymore :)
None of that means you won't feel sad sometimes. Things happen that cause natural depression thru-out our lives, which are simply part of the circle. We can never choose how others will act, only how we react to them, or to the situation.
We have been given many gifts that are most often overlooked or forgotten and I think the power of choice is among the greatest and most important.
You should always consult your Care Provider first ! For depression caused by chemical imbalance I would recommend taking Multi B complex, C and E every morning. St johns wort 2 to 3 times a day with food but not with any other supplements.
**While taking St Johns wort you should take care about being in the sun, it causes sun sensitivity in most people. You should also not use it if you're taking any antidepressants at all or, if you are pregnant or nursing.
I am not a doctor in any way, shape or form.
Please consult your Care Provider before using any herbs or natural medicinals. Anyone can be allergic to anything, if you're unsure it's better not to use it. Double check everything with you Care Provider if you're pregnant or nursing.
Nothing works for everyone and nothing works exactly the same for everyone. Do the research yourself. Don't take any one persons word for anything, no matter how knowledgeable they seem. Doctors with years of experience make mistakes that cost lives. It's your body, (your home, your car, garden, etc etc etc) take responsibility for it.