From the About the Book section:
“Depression is not a disease. It’s 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. But the truth is, what women really need can’t be found at a pharmacy.
According to Dr. Kelly Brogan, antidepressants not only overpromise and underdeliver, but their use may permanently disable the body’s 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 studies, combined with years of clinical experience, Dr. Brogan illuminates the true cause of depression—and inflammation is at the root.
A Mind of Your Own offers a realistic action plan that women can use to heal their bodies, alleviate inflammation, and feel like themselves again without a single prescription.
Bold, brave, and revolutionary, A Mind of Your Own takes readers on a journey of self-empowerment for radical transformation that goes far beyond symptom relief – into true healing.”
“Drug-based medicine has got it 100% wrong.
It promises what we want to hear, it under-delivers in epic proportions, and it causes a world of harm… with no consequences for the drug makers. The inconvenience of this discovery was, of course, that my entire professional life was about to change, in addition to my personal life. As I ruled out drug-based medicine, I started to explore an alternative that had been cast aside in med school as lesser simply because you didn’t need an MD to access it… I found self-repair. Natural self-repair.”
– Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD