What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Depression

Michael B. Schachter, MD, with Deborah Mitchell

Warner Books,  November 2006

Learn How to Fight Depression -- Safely and Effectively

If you are afflicted with depression, you know the terrible toll this illness can take on all aspects of your life. But despite the millions of prescriptions that are written each year, costly antidepressants are not always effective and can produce disabling side effects. Now Dr. Michael Schachter, a leading expert in orthomolecular psychiatry and nutritional medicine, presents a groundbreaking program that has helped thousands find relief naturally, safely, and effectively; often without the use of medication. In this authoritative, supportive guide, you'll discover:

  • How to identify the causes of your depression and where to seek help
  • A proven regimen of safe natural supplements and proper nutrition tailored to your personal needs
  • Tools to determine which treatments work best for you
  • Drug-free methods for controlling the levels of mood-affecting chemicals in your brain
  • How to eliminate depression-inducing toxins from your system
  • Important lifestyle modifications that can really make a difference. 

paperback | ISBN: 9780446694940 | Publication Date: November 2006

"The definitive work on integrative approaches to depression from one of the true deans of complementary medicine. I've been practicing for over twenty years, and I still look to Dr. Schachter as one of my mentors."
--Ronald Hoffman, MD, author of How to Talk to Your Physician, and host of Health Talk on the WOR Radio Network

"This book's practical and effective nutritional strategies -- from a leader in the holistic health field -- offer a lifeline to all those caught in our epidemic of depression."
--Julia Ross, MA, executive director, Recovery Systems Clinic, and author of The Mood Cure

"In this book, Schachter and Mitchell challenge us to imagine the problem of depression differently. They make a strong scientific case for their view. I hope this book will be read as widely as it truly deserves, by clinicians as well as sufferers of depression." 
-Majid Ali, MD, author of The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine

"An excellent overview of the multiple causes of depression and the many opportunities for effective treatment."
--Richard A. Kunin, MD, president, Society for Orthomolecular Health Medicine; and diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

"Dr. Schachter astutely points out many factors that may contribute to depression and provides a comprehensive integrative approach . . . The health of those suffering from depression will almost certainly benefit from the application of the knowledge contained in this book."
--Kenneth A. Bock, MD, author of Road to Immunity, cofounder and codirector, Rhinebeck Health Center, Rhinebeck, New York

"This book fills a very important need . . . I can't imagine how any physician can practice proper diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders without knowing what is in this book. It is a must for all practitioners and healers."
--A. Hoffer, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)

"Dr. Schachter not only stresses the very significant problems with psychotropic drugs, but also provides a number of safe, highly effective alternatives for the treatment of depression." 
--Julian Whitaker, MD, author of Health & Healing newsletter and founder, The Whitaker Wellness Institute