I decided to write this because i thought maybe my personal struggle with severe clinical depression as well as moderate anxiety and my eventual discovery of how to cure or at least alleviate the symptoms of it without the use of pharmaceuticals might help someone. Yeah, it's kind of personal but hopefully it inspires someone to think outside of the pharmaceutical box.
To preface, I was officially diagnosed as clinically depressed starting at the age of 14 even though i definitely had a low grade depression for most of my life prior to that diagnosis, I took Prozac and Buspar for a few years (with shitty side effects that I did not appreciate - no sex drive anyone? ugh.) before switching to 5-HTP (an amino acid responsible for helping build serotonin, no side effects at all)...[read more]