Friday, February 01, 2008

Life Coach: The Only Clinically Proven Process For Depression

If you look up "clinically proven process for depression" on
any search engine (be sure to include the quotes as this will
eliminate the medication sites) you will find the only
clinically proven process for depression just as you would have
ten years ago. The majority of people who suffer from this
debilitating disorder have been so programmed with the use of
medication for depression that a process that actually fixes the
problem at the source has been all but ignored since its
introduction into psychiatric care in 1990.

Depression is the primary symptom for almost all behavior
disorders. Go to a psychiatrist or psychologist with symptoms of
depression and you have just signed up for a prescription for an
anti depression medication, many of which are linked to suicide.
This is probably the most profound example of attacking the body
to try and change the mind. This is not to say that a
prescription to an antidepressant should never be done. It just
does not make any sense as a first step when there is a
clinically proven process for depression.

In May 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
recommended a new warning label for all antidepressant
medications. The current "black box" label includes a warning
about the increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in
children and adolescents. The FDA wants to expand this warning
to include young adults from ages 18 to 24. Children and young
adults should also be monitored for the emergence of agitation,
irritability, and unusual changes in behavior, as these symptoms
can indicate the depression is getting worse. The risk of
suicide is particularly great during the first one to two months
of treatment. Does medication make any sense with this type of
warning especially when there is a clinically proven process for
depression that gets to the very root of the problem?

Everyone can agree that your health and well-being is dependent
on your doctor's expertise, so it's important to choose the
physician, psychologist or psychiatrist who is best qualified.
What does the best qualified mean in regard to your mental
health? In terms of the only clinically proven process for
depression it means beginning with an answer to the most
fundamental question about the state of depression or any
emotional state and that is: "What brings about an emotional
state and or behavior?" If your physician, psychologist or
psychiatrist cannot answer this question how qualified are they?
The answer is simple. If they cannot answer this question they
are guessing, this is why medication for depression is so widely
prescribed. The reality is there is not a physician,
psychologist or psychiatrist who can answer this question
because none of these groups even asks the question. You simply
cannot fix it if you do not know how it works and you do not
know how it works if you cannot answer the question.

There is complacency if not outright resistance within the
community of psychology toward this clinically proven process.
The first study of this process in 1992 has had virtually no
impact on how depression was treated then or now. The medical
and mental health communities have all but ignored it and
continue with dispersing medication with a seemingly high
tolerance if not acceptance toward people who commit suicide
while depressed or while on depression medication.

The most disturbing suicide statistics of late are the average
of eighteen military personnel who are committing suicide every
day as reported by NBC on December 13, 2007. NBC also reported
that 20% of active duty soldiers are reporting serious mental
health problems including depression and post traumatic stress.
All the while the medical and mental health communities are
content with not even posing the question that will lead to a
resolution to this problem and that is: "What brings about an
emotional state or what determines human behavior?"

Question 15 of the clinical study was: Do you have thoughts
that life is not worth living and you would be better off dead?
There was a 95.7 percent improvement in regard to this question
and no one was prescreened for depression before the study.

The hope here is that people who have a friend, relative, child
or know someone in the military who can be helped by the only
clinically proven process for depression will now take action on
their own.

About The Author: Kelly Burris has set the standard for Life
Coach Training and Life Coach Certification with the only
clinically proven process for depression. Kelly's two current
books are THE Burris Life Coach for Adults and THE Burris Life
Coach Ages 7-17. Please visit for more
about this powerful program process.

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