According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illness affects 26.2 percent of the United States adult population. Children with mental illness cover 20 percent of the population while teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 have a lifetime prevalence of mental illness that stands at a staggering 46.3 percent!physical causes of mental illness1

Research has shown that mental illness disability rates have increased six-fold since the mid-1950s. In 1987, Prozac and other psychiatric drugs hit the market and have been soaring in use and profit for nearly 30 years.

The cause of the sudden rise in mental illness has been attributed to everything from more accurate diagnosis to the rise in crime rate.

Whatever the cause, many patients who see psychiatrists for treatment are given psychiatric drugs to suppress their symptoms without getting to the root cause of the problem.

There are 5 common causes of the symptoms of mental illness that should be looked into before psychiatric medication is prescribed.

  1. Vitamin Deficiencies

Poor diet, overuse of antibiotics, low stomach acid, and poor soil quality all contribute to widespread vitamin deficiencies. Vitamin D3 deficiency affects millions of people and can contribute to severe depression and anxiety. Magnesium deficiency also heavily contributes to anxiety, depression, and insomnia, which can lead to psychosis.

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There's also iron overload to consider.... Blood tests are not always an accurate indicator of excess iron, as it can be stored in organs and tissues, particularly the brain. Alzheimer's patients have excess iron in their brain tissue. Symptoms include schitzophrenia-like behaviors, among others. Heavy metal chelation is tricky and should be conducted under the guidance of a skilled practioner. Alternative medicine practicioners can offer guidance. Brown rice bran, sold in supplement form as IP6, is fairly safe. There is a delicate balance between copper and iron levels which must be observed..... 'Hard for the layman to manage alone. Cilantro dramatically frees up heavy metal from tissues, but must be accompanied by a protocol to then eleminate it from the bloodstream.

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