What SHOULDN'T We Be Using To Treat Depression?


What SHOULDN'T We Be Using To Treat Depression?
Consider the variety of depression treatment options available to you.

The evidence is overwhelming: 40% of Americans suffer from depression at some time in life.  Another 40% have what I call a subclinical depressive miasma—they are just not happy. Having worked with 30, 268 chronically depressed individuals who had failed the great wasteland of clinical medicine, the only fact more depressing than the failure of antidepressant drugs is the continuing prescribing of them! Four major scientific articles, including one in the New England Journal of Medicine, state that if all the negative studies had been allowed to be published, the net result would be zero. Seventy-five percent of negative studies are banned by the PharmacoMafia and not allowed to be published. Furthermore, antidepressants INCREASE the risk of suicide at all ages! I do not know whether Robin Williams was on such useless and dangerous drugs, but I do regret that I did not have the opportunity to help him.

In 40 years my success rate in treating depression was 85%.  The program was simple but intense for the more severe cases:


  • The Liss Cranial Electrical Stimulator, one hour mornings
  • Magnesium Lotion
  • A good B complex
  • Lithium Orotate 15 to 20 mg, adjusted to 45 mg in bipolar
  • The Shealy RelaxMate, one hour at bedtime
  • Self-regulation Training—Autogenic training and Biogenics®

In the past three years for mild to moderate depression I have had 80% success just using Air Bliss, which takes less than one minute a day.  It raises oxytocin in over 80% of individuals.  Although I have published extensively on the multiple biochemical abnormalities in depression, oxytocin deficiency appears to be the single most important. What the world needs is more oxytocin!!!

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurosurgeon and humanistic psychologist with more than fifty years of professional experience in pain management and holistic medicine.  A sought-after seminar speaker worldwide, frequent guest on radio and television programs across the United States, and host of his own weekly radio show, Dr. Shealy's thirtieth book, Living Bliss: Major Discoveries along the Holistic Path, was published in June 2014.

This article was originally published at normshealy.com. Reprinted with permission.

More How To Deal With Depression advice on YourTango:

Article contributed by
Advanced Member

M.D., Ph.D C Norman Shealy





Meet me in 2014

Read my newsletter

My 30th and Most Important book, LIVING BLISS--Major Discoveries Along the Holistic Path, by Hay House will be out in June.

Location: Fair Grove, MO
Credentials: MD, PhD
Other Articles/News by M.D., Ph.D C Norman Shealy:

The Six Elements of Physical Conditioning


Other than a positive attitude which gives you the motivation to do it, physical exercise may be more important than any other factor in creating health. I encourage you to heed the advice below. – Norm Shealy Western civilization was at one time a largely unmechanized agrarian society where physical, often backbreaking, work was a given. Today a ... Read more

Libido and Sexuality


Libido: the vital impulse or energy motivating human behavior. The sexual urge or lust. Wilhelm Reich, the second most important psychiatrist in history (Carl Jung is undoubtedly the greatest), emphasized the critical nature of orgasm in health. He believed it was an essential balancer of life energy. Freud seemed more neurotic about sex than his patients. ... Read more

Loosen Up Your Mental Corset


I was indeed fortunate to grow up with two optimally nurturing parents and in a remarkably liberal Methodist Church. I was not aware of prejudices against other religions or even against homosexuality. Indeed, I do not remember even becoming aware that such prejudices existed until I went to college. At college the Dean of the Duke Chapel was a charismatic ... Read more

See More

Latest Expert Videos
Most Popular