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Escitalopram Alternatives

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Escitalopram alternatives are not taught in depth in medical school, nor are the ways that natural alternatives to Escitalopram or Lexapro can be utilized to eliminate symptoms. Typically, doctors rely automatically on prescribing toxic drugs. We make available many natural alternatives to Escitalopram at Alternative to Meds Center. 

To be sure, Escitalopram may have been useful during a time of demonstrable crisis. However, this does not mean that alternatives to Escitalopram or Lexapro cannot be explored and used for superior health benefits.

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Should Antidepressants like Lexapro Be Called Depressants? 

help-for-depressionCommonly known as an antidepressant, drugmakers market Escitalopram under the name Lexapro. This SSRI drug has become one of the most prescribed drugs in its class. Notably, some experts feel that antidepressants should more correctly be called depressants. Tragically, these drugs cause vastly increased suicidality rates, most pronounced in the 25 and under age range.1 

However, there is also a stimulant effect that these drugs cause many persons. This effect accounts for the artificial lift in mood. However, these effects that the drug causes are only temporary. The drug also can lead to impulsive or unusual actions and even mania. Therefore, a person can develop a tolerance to Escitalopram. Notably, over time, this stimulating effect fades and the person may start taking more than before to recreate those initial effects. Indeed, it may be wise to consider using alternatives to Escitalopram or similar SSRI medications before starting to take drugs, or at least before tolerance to SSRIs happens. Most of our clients who come to the center for help are seeking help with tolerance related issues. 

Alternatives to Escitalopram can be safer, more effective.  

stabilize brain chemistryTruly, a person who is looking for improvements that drugs did not provide, can take a new look at Escitalopram alternatives. In short, natural alternatives to Escitalopram could be more effective and safer than neurotoxic drugs. Therefore, we build our programs on several fundamental pillars that support mental health. Since drugs poison the brain, purging the burden of accumulated toxins and residues from the body can be essential to regain natural mental health. Hence, many genres of cleansing are provided.  In summary, cleansing the body before, during and even after stopping Escitalopram gives the body its best chance to reset. One important goal of therapy at Alternative to Meds Center is to normalize neurochemistry. In other words, to get it working well again.  

natural methodsIn addition, nutrition and exercise are two other essential elements that play vital roles in the support of natural mental health. For this reason, during Escitalopram or Lexapro recovery, we give our clients detailed and individualized programs. Therefore, we give each person the appropriate corrective nutrition regimen. of course, we use testing to determine exact individual parameters. In addition, we give each client many opportunities for trainer-led or freeform exercise, equine therapy, hiking, and more. Programs tailor the classes and activities to the ability level of the client.2,3

Indeed, spiritual health is also essential. Spiritual wellness, happiness, joy can mean different things to different people. For this reason, the center provides many types of counseling, life coaching, peer support and more for supporting spiritual and emotional health goals. Also, there are many churches of diverse denominations in the vicinity. Certainly, transport is easy to arrange if attendance is desired. 

Alternative to Meds Center Information – Call to Find Out More

sedona arizonaSo, if you would like to find out more information on the programs available at the center, please contact us directly. For your benefit, we are happy to take the time to discuss any questions you or a loved one may have about our Escitalopram alternatives treatment programs, in-patient tapering programs, and more. 


1. Breggin P The Big Suicide Loophole in Antidepressants. available at [INTERNET] 2011 [cited March 10, 2020]

2. Craft, LL, Perna FM, The Benefits of Exercise for the Clinically Depressed.  Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry [INTERNET] 2004  [cited April 5, 2020]

3. Tello M Diet and depression.  Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School [INTERNET[ January 29, 2020 [cited March 10, 2020]

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Dr. Samuel Lee

Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente.  He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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