Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with one in four women starting her day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea for everything from grief, irritability, and panic attacks to insomnia, PMS, and stress. But the truth is, what women really need can't be found at a pharmacy.
Depression is one of the UK's leading causes of disability. One in four women in their 40s is prescribed antidepressant drugs, but depression is a sign of malfunction of the body, not the brain, and it can be treated with simple lifestyle interventions.The UK's mental well-being is in a state of crisis - psychiatric drugs are overprescribed and the causes of depression and anxiety oversimplified as a genetic and brain malfunction.
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