Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Anxiety & Depression: Are Meds the Only Option? OHR #456

depressed person

One in six people in the USA are on psych meds.  What does that say about our society?

A very nice review of this was written by my colleague and friend Dr. Jeffrey Dach.  I am attaching it here for your information.  Why Are One in Six On Psychiatric Meds?

There are many studies showing that a good diet and exercise work better for depression than drugs.  We find that brains don’t work well when they are toxic and infected.  When we get people over their physical problems, their mental symptoms miraculously get better too.

If you are anxious or sad, you can get help.

Read the Dr. Dach article and then come see us.

We routinely get people better and off their drugs.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD


About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into LifeWorks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.