Antidepressants & Autism...Get Real Answers

We are halfway through the month of December.  How about that!  10 days left until Christmas.  How did that happen?  Breaking news today from – antidepressant use in pregnancy ups the autism risk. The pros and cons of taking antidepressants while pregnant have been hotly debated and now a recent study suggests that their usage increases the risk of autism by 87%.  This conclusion was drawn after reviewing data from 145,456 pregnancies.  That’s a healthy amount.  Although the variety and causes of autism remain unclear, the study has established that taking antidepressants during the second or third trimester of pregnancy doubles the risk that the child will be diagnosed with autism by age 7.  The risk for developing autism especially increases if the antidepressants prescribed were selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, also known as SSRIs. 


The World Health Organization indicates that depression will be the second leading cause of death by 2020! 


Researchers believe that antidepressants will likely remain widely prescribed, including during pregnancy.  Oy vey!  This is a perfect picture of the MD methodology and the MD understanding of illness. Medical doctors are not trained in medicine.  They are trained in a particular type of medicine which is referred to as allopathic reductionism.  Allopathic reductionism is a very peculiar philosophy.  It argues that the human body does not have the ability to fix itself – that the human body is basically a bag of biochemicals waiting to break – and when it does break, it’s not the physicians job to figure out what caused the illness nor how to cure it.  It is the MDs job to manage the symptoms with drugs like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.  So rather than attempt to discern the cause of depression and to develop a therapeutic to cure the depression, the MDs simply manage brain chemistry with drugs.  That’s their solution.  Perhaps the most important thing to understand about your medical doctor is that they are not trained to cure illness.  They can’t cure disease – and this is doubly so with depression.  

Click here to watch the free Depression webinar.

Click here to watch the free Depression webinar.

While we’ve given complete and utter control over the medical marketplace to the MDs, depression is escalating.  This of course begs the question – why do women who are pregnant get depressed?  The answer to this question is simpler than you think. Wholistic physicians are of the opinion that depression is a nutrient deficiency disease, plain and simple.  You don’t get depressed because you have a brain.  You don’t get depressed because life is hard.  You get depressed when your body runs out of the raw materials that it needs to maintain proper biochemical balance in the body-mind.  Your body knows how to fix itself.  Your body knows how to be in optimal health.  This is the fundamental Wholistic medical belief.  The MDs are trained to believe that a cure is not possible.  So when the MDs come up against depression, rather than attempting to figure out what causes it and then develop a therapy to actually cure it, they just push the symptoms around with drugs.  In this case they use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. It is a therapy that doesn’t even get close to a cure. And remember, it’s not the medical doctors job to ensure that the child doesn’t get autism seven years from now.  It is the medical doctors job to treat the patient that is in front of them right now and they do that with antidepressants, antidepressants and antidepressants.

The pregnant mothers body does not have the nutrients that it needs to be healthy in the first place, and then when she gets pregnant, when there is another body in the mother’s body which it is robbing nutrients from, the mother is more nutritionally deficient than she was in the first place!  Now it is only a matter of time until something breaks.  Sometimes it’s your brain chemicals, sometimes it’s your blood sugar, sometimes it’s your blood pressure, sometimes it’s your joints – etc.   So from our point of view, which is the correct point of view, which is the sophisticated point of view, depression is a nutrient deficiency disease which we expect to worsen during pregnancy.

Two weeks ago I produced a free worldwide webinar on depression.  Educate yourself about the Wholistic understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of disease in the 21st century.  

Autism skyrockets, yet nothing happens to the self policing, self regulating MD industry. 

Autism skyrockets, yet nothing happens to the self policing, self regulating MD industry. 

While we have let the MDs run roughshod over the practice of medicine, autism is skyrocketed.  It used to be one in 10,000, now it’s one out of 59!  That’s just nuts, but that’s the way that it is in the wonderful world of modern Machiavellian and monopolistic MD directed mediocre medicine.  Remember – because these people have the keys to the castle they can do whatever they want to and get away with it.  It is a self-policing, self-regulating industry.  So when their therapeutics create autism, nobody goes to jail.  There are no consequences.  Nothing happens to the pharmaceutical industry.  Nothing happens to the doctor that prescribed the treatment.  Can you imagine what would happen if the naturopathic physician or chiropractor or an herbalist gave one woman who was pregnant and herb and it made the child autistic?  Can you imagine what would happen?  We would be pilloried in the town square.  We would be thrown in jail, slandered and defamed.  But our cultural conditioning has convinced us over the last hundred years that the MDs crap does not stink and that whatever they do is the best that science and medicine has to offer and everybody just has to cowboy up to the MDs position.  This genuflection at the alter of the MD is the real reason everyone is sick and suffering. If you’re suffering with a chronic health condition the best thing that you can do is fire your medical doctor because their therapeutics are insufficient to the cause.  

The human body is so much more than a bag of biochemicals waiting to break!  The human body, from the Wholistic point of view, is endowed with a God-given intelligence.  The human body is inhabited by a spiritual force which brings intelligence to play.  It is the vital force, the spiritual force inside the body, which is running the show, and it is this intelligent force which attempts to cure/optimize/maintain the structure and function of the human body, from the moment of birth until the moment of death.  There are millions of metabolic processes which are happening in your body right now, which are beyond your conscious control. 

The beating of your heart. 

The regulation of hormones and biochemicals in the body. 

The uptake of sugar in the body. 

Everything that happens in the body is outside of your conscious control.  There’s a vital force which is at play.  There is an intelligence present in the body and what this boils down to in brass tacks, pragmatic reality is that the human body is trying to fix itself all of the flipping time! If you’re depressed it’s not because you have a bad gene. It’s because you have a bad doctor.

Do you have heartburn, arthritis, type II diabetes, high blood pressure? If you’re suffering with a chronic illness, it’s because you have a bad doctor.  Your doctor does not know what to do to cure your condition, your medical doctor does not even believe that a cure is possible.  

Fire your medical doctor NOW and educate yourself about what you can do, in this case, to recover from depression.  The wholistic way, the smart way, the best way.

-Live long and propser-

Dr. Glidden