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A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives

Named one of the top health and wellness books for 2016 by MindBodyGreen Depression is not a disease. It is a symptom.Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea for everything from grief, irritability, panic attacks, to insomnia, PMS, and stress. But the truth is, what women really need cant be found at a pharmacy.According to Dr. Kelly Brogan, antidepressants not only overpromise and underdeliver, but their use may permanently disable the bodys self-healing potential. We need a new paradigm: The best way to heal the mind is to heal the whole body.In this groundbreaking, science-based and holistic approach, Dr. Brogan shatters the mythology conventional medicine has built around the causes and treatment of depression. Based on her expert interpretation of published medical findings, combined with years of experience from her clinical practice, Dr. ...

Title : A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives
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ISBN : 29341108
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Number of Pages : 357 pages
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A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives Reviews

  • Ardyth

    Ugh. How to review a book that says so many things you want to support, but for all the wrong reasons???

    I'm absolutely, positively, 100% in favor of attempting a lifestyle-based cure for what ails you. Start there. *Especially* if you are American. Our nation has gone completely off the rails when it comes to medicating. This isn't even remotely at question.

    I simply suggest that you choose a different guide.

    I borrowed this because it was recommended on the A Delectable Education podcast, and a

    I subscribe to the idea that the body doesn't make mistakes after millions of years of evolution.


    ^^ This isn't how evolutionary theory says it works. There's no agent in evolution to make mistakes. More importantly: according to the theory, evolution never ends. There is no point at which any species attains perfection, not even in relation to other species. (For more details on evolutionary theory, best to read an evolutionary theorist instead of me... maybe The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True, it's one of Dawkins' less belligerent products.)

    Again... it doesn't matter whether *you* believe in evolution. What matters is that her entire position is based on a foundational misunderstanding of the science she claims as its root and logical source.

    Problem #2: Brogan opposes *all* hospital care

    I don't have much else to say about this. Either you think medical intervention is always a terrible idea, or you don't.

    Drug-based medicine makes you sick. I will go so far as to say that hospital care makes you sick


    Problem #3: Bait and Switch

    On her website, and in early sections of the book, Brogan refers to her solution as "a few easy changes to her diet and a combination of other lifestyle strategies" <-- note that word, easy.

    Then: "We collaborate, and they work hard. They work hard at a time when they feel they can't even lift a finger."

    Well -- and I'm sorry to be a smarty pants here -- either it's easy, or it isn't. My guess is that it is not, because if it were then everyone would be doing it.

    Problem #4: Brogan is selling her online program for US$ 397

    I know because these podcast listeners got a $100 discount.

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    I could keep going, pointing out some internal inconsistencies and the fact that her belief in personalized medicine doesn't extend to a refusal to sell supplements to us online through her online pharmacy-that's-not-a-phramacy. But I'm already tired of talking about and thinking about this woman, her book and the careful marketing which targets a vulnerable group of women: women who not only feel depressed, but are nervous and confused by scientific jargon. They're easy pickings, and she's picking them.

    So I've abandoned this book at 50% -- having read very thoroughly her "scientific" defense portions, and started on the specifics of her diet / lifestyle plan. But I don't need to read about her lifestyle plan, because I know that the basis for her argument is faulty.

    Please DO address your diet and lifestyle before going on medication. This is wonderful advice.

    Please DON'T use Kelly Brogan as your guru for it. ...more

  • Angie Jones

    This book quite literally changed the trajectory of my family's health. I stumbled across this book seeking answers to help my daughter who was struggling with anxiety, depression and an eating disorder. The fact that Kelly is a trained psychiatrist who has rejected drugs as a viable therapy to treat her patients intrigued me. The anti-depressant that our daughter's psychiatrist prescribed wasn't working so she just kept upping the dose until our daughter self-harmed. At that point an anti-psych ...more

  • Jennifer

    Lots of what seems like good evidence for the link between gut health and mental health, but I am left with a lot of questions about how solid her research is. The author's credibility is strained by what I think are some pretty over-the-top claims about lack of effectiveness of pharmaceuticals such as statins (new article in the NEJM just validated their effectiveness in preventing heart attack and stroke, even for those who are not high-risk), toxicity of vaccines (hello? haven't we already be ...more

  • Heather

    The main premise makes sense: why haven't we thought of depression as a symptom before? Besides that, this book is like combining Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health with Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, The Sleep You're Missing, The Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy and adding some nonsense. She provides plenty of food for thought, and a lot of it made sense, but I found it interesting how she waited unti ...more

  • Seawitch

    I agree with the premise that depression is complex and pills only one narrow approach. But I cannot agree with the radical approach that the author than proposes including her stance against birth control and vaccines.

  • Sarah

    If you have ever taken medication for anxiety or depression, if you're currently taking them, or if you're considering taking them, I strongly urge you to read this book. I have been struggling with anxiety and depression for about 18 months now, and it is one of the most physically and mentally painful and debilitating things a person can experience. But I am here to tell you, and so is Dr. Kelly Brogan, that anti-depressants are not always the answer. Despite what pharmaceutical companies woul ...more

  • Natalie Weber

    This book has literally been lifesaving! After watching an interview with the author that a friend recommended, I picked this book up at our local library and started reading it on the flight to visit my sister who was suffering from major anxiety and depression. The more I read, the more I recognized that my sister's experience was nearly identical to what Dr. Brogan explained from her research and observation in years of practice. Many years of minimal nutritional focus and pregnancy-related c ...more

  • Jessica  Claxton

    I heard this author speak on a Wellness Mama podcast (highly recommended for nutrition/wellness nerds) and I was intrigued by her message. Kelly Brogan is a well-educated psychiatrist who threw away her prescription pad after dealing with her own autoimmune issues. This book is a drug-free way to heal mental health diseases. She lays a lot of foundation about why we are sick and how medicine isn't helping (and she sites several studies that claim it is harming), and then offers a 4-week protocol ...more