What Is Depression?

Majid Ali, M.D.
Depression Is Low Brain Energy State – In the Words of Someone Who Knows.

Letter From Someone Who Knows Depression

 When I came to you about almost two years ago, I thought I was going to die soon… I went to bed exhausted, woke up very tired, and I had to push my body around during the day to do what I had to do. It was difficult to explain to others what my body was feeling. I say my body because even though I am 55 years old, I have a sharp mind, have recently completed 60 more college credits with a 4.0, I am creative and very perceptive, and I am an avid reader. But my body!…My arms and legs felt like they were 200 pounds each – not only when I tried to use them, but when I was sitting down as well! I also felt like I could not get in enough air in my lungs to be able to breathe in all the air I felt I needed. I felt as if my soul was leaving my body. I am sure you know exactly what I mean. However, it is hard to explain to other people, particularly to people who do not have any notion of spirituality. To them I would say my energy, my spark of life was slowing down.
As I put it to my best friend: it felt as if a candle was being consumed and little by little was losing its light and strength. Needless to say, depression set in. I went to therapy and my therapist and I came to the conclusion that I have a pretty good hold on things in general.

Two Factors

After some time, I realized this had to be due to two factors:
1. Anguish, sadness and pain our previous government put us through
2. Something in my biology.
With regard to the first “cause”–so to speak–I knew I could not do anything. Regarding my biology, I decided to take action and find out whether this was the natural onset of old age or something else.
You gave me some tests, asked me a lot of questions and we agreed I would not eat any products with wheat/gluten and/or sugar. Then you prescribed nutritional supplements, and after having suffered for years, suddenly, in less than two weeks that heaviness, that unbearable “weight” was not there anymore! I still get tired sometimes and find it hard to do much after 7:00 PM, but that is because I rarely sit down to rest since I get up in the morning…
After a while I took my eight year old daughter to see you because her doctor declared her asthmatic. She had had two episodes in the month of May after playing outside during days when the pollen count was rather high, and we had to take her to the hospital one night because she was wheezing a little and didn’t seem to be able to breath very well. After a while her doctor prescribed Fluovent six times a day and Albutheral every four hours, as needed. I did a little research and decided I was going to ask for your opinion before giving cortisone to her, since I didn’t like what I read about it — I usually do my homework. You told me you do prescribe medications, but only if they are strictly necessary and only after you have tried natural remedies. You gave her some tests and we discovered she is very allergic to cats, several types of mold, and pollen. We started the treatment, you gave her a couple of nutritional supplements and sublingual drops. I have to tell you that she has used one ampoule of Albutheral via a nebulizer just once in 450 days, one night, when she had bronchitis and couldn’t breathe easily. She has played outside, and except for two episodes of heavy sneezing and watery eyes when she came in contact with cats, she has been fine, without any type of medications. Paris took antibiotics approximately every 70 days during the first two years of her life, apparently because she had ear infections. She used to be very pale before, and her skin was a little yellowish. Now she has a little color on her cheeks! She plays soccer, does ballet, runs, and seems to be OK with all that apart from doing well in school.
You give me hope for this world, and I pray for you everyday.
 Very truly yours,

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