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of the The Nutritional Therapy Institute Clinic

(formerly The Recovery Systems Clinic)

Updates on The Mood Cure and
Julia Ross' Clinic

Why do we need to explore alternatives to antidepressant drugs?

As of 2009, more than 10% of the US population was taking one or more of the antidepressant drugs in the SSRI, or SNRI categories. The CDC announced that these drugs constituted the most commonly prescribed medications in the US and that since 1988 the number of Americans taking them has doubled. Now at least 27 million of us, over the age of six, are taking the medication.

As I mention on the first page of the Mood Cure, we are suffering an epidemic of depression, with low moods 100 times more common now than they were 100 years ago. Most people who are taking or considering antidepressants really do need help, for themselves or for their children.

Unfortunately, even tragically, the millions of people taking these drugs often know little to nothing about their side effects. More importantly, they don’t know that effective, safe, and natural alternatives.

This new addition to the Mood Cure website was designed to remedy this critical information void by providing updated research on the adverse effects of antidepressant meds as well as on how well the natural alternatives work, and on how to use them most effectively.



1) What are the Effective, Natural Alternatives? Excerpt from The Mood Cure button

2) Antidepressant Forum DVD-Clips from Julia Ross' Lecture


3) Scientific Evidence for the Alternatives to Antidepressants

4) The Undisputed Adverse Effects of Antidepressant Drugs button
5) Antidepressant Withdrawal Symptoms button
6) The Updated Nutrient Therapy Withdrawal Protocol button
7) Additional Nutrients for Withdrawal Support button
10) Eliminating Severe Withdrawal Symptoms Caused by Cortisol Elevation button
11) Why Antidepressants are no better than placebos & Julia Ross' Response button
12) Study examining the extent to which the high-prevalence mental disorders are related to habitual diet button
13) Maternal Antidepressant Use Linked to Infant Brain Malformations button
14)  Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lead to childhood obesity, diabetes button