The Real Truth: Antidepressants Actually Deplete These 3 Crucial Nutrients for the Brain

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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Prescription Aren’t the Answer

The primary mode of treatment for depression is medication.

Every pharmaceutical comes with warnings, counterindications, and potential side effects.

In the case of antidepressants, the paradox is that they may treat the symptoms of nutrient deficiency and in so doing, exacerbate the deficiencies.


“The most common mental disorders that are currently prevalent in numerous countries are depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The dietary intake pattern of the general population in many Asian and American countries reflects that they are often deficient in many nutrients, especially essential vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. A notable feature of the diets of patients suffering from mental disorders is the severity of deficiency in these nutrients.” (26)

Before you pop another pill, take a look at your diet. Cut out the bad stuff and add more of the truly nutrient-dense foods your body craves. Your mental health will likely improve too!