What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Depression
The Breakthrough Integrative Approach
by Michael B. Schachter, MD, with Deborah Mitchell
Depression strikes many Americans at different ages or life situations. Until recently, depression was one of those
topics not talked about openly. Dr. Schachter's new book brings us a new perspective on treating depression and
offers natural treatment alternatives out of the medical closet. His book outlines and explores diet, physical
exercise and meditation therapies that can greatly ease depressive personalities without the proverbial medication.
Written in a common sense and easy-to-understand style, the author, along with Deborah Mitchell, lays out the
basics of determining if you are depressed, what could be the cause of your depression and how nutrient imbalances
could be the root of this wide-spread malady. The book offers extensive information on how the body's chemical
imbalance could be the root-cause of feeling down for extended periods of time.
Chapter ten: Up with Life is one of my favorites in this book. Simple, low-cost and common sense, but
over-looked in our cure-everything-with-a-pill culture, ways to start you on the path out of depression are
detailed. Visualization, light therapy, yoga, massage, meditation and relaxation therapies are described in
detail, along with ways to implement them. Sleep difficulties are often a symptom of depression, and within this
purpose-driven chapter are ways to make sure you receive a good night's sleep, without waking up and not being
able to fall back to sleep. Overall an excellent book that empowers those with depression to look beyond
NOTE: Reviewer Mark Nash
is the author of Fundamentals of Marketing for the Real Estate Professional, Starting
& Succeeding in Real Estate, Reaching Out: The Financial Power of Niche Markeing,
and 1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home.