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Antidepressants’ Deadly Secret

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Antidepressant drugs have become so common that it’s easy to forget that they are potent medications that can have serious and disturbing side effects.

About 13% of Americans over age 12 take them regularly. That’s a 65% increase since 1999.[1]

These medications include Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Celexa (citalopram), and Lexapro (escitalpram). A major review from Canada’s McMaster University found that they may be more dangerous than you think.

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Weird Trick for Instant Stress Relief

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Breathe in slowly, deeply, and smoothly. Now, exhale slowly.

Did you feel a sense of calm?

Now breathe rapidly. Quickly in and out, in and out.

You probably felt a small surge of tension. Why?

Deep breathing has been used since ancient times to ease stress. But the question of why it works has never been answered by science…until recently.

Stanford University and University of California researchers analyzed what happens in the brain when different types of breathing occur.

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Researchers Find Simple Trick to Feel Calm Fast

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We all know that stress wreaks havoc on our health. It can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and depression.

About 75% of adults say they regularly suffer from stress. One study found that 90% of doctor visits are stress related.[1]

And those figures are from before the pandemic. Anxiety levels have gone through the roof for many people during the COVID crisis.

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Cannabis Brings Fast Depression Relief

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Cannabis relieves depression immediately in most patients, according to a recent study at the University of New Mexico.[1]

Researchers found that giving medical marijuana to depression sufferers improved their symptoms just moments after consumption by nearly four points on a 0-10 scale.

The findings have major implications for the 20% of Americans who suffer from depression.

The current standard depression treatment includes a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

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The Natural Depression Solution That Works Better Than Drugs

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It’s long been known that probiotics help with digestive troubles. But a new study shows that “good” bacteria offer a surprising bonus: They relieve depression.[1]

Researchers at McMaster University in Canada recruited 44 adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and mild to moderate anxiety or depression. IBS is the world’s most common digestive disorder. It causes stomach pain as well as constipation and/or diarrhea.

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Coronavirus Stress Is Real. Here’s What to Do About It.

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Kate King can’t seem to make herself relax. Coronavirus is always on her mind.

“Anxiety is a natural response to the situation we are in,” she said. “I have low-level anxiety all the time.”[1]

Most of the time, she can manage. But sometimes the stress can feel overwhelming, she said. “You can have waves of it—watching news coverage, thinking about your health and other people,” she said.

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