The Silent Addiction of Psychotropics and Antidepressants ~ Kratom IS The Answer

I am here to expose the secret and lie, and shine a light on the TRUTH. Since Kratom is beneficial for so many uses, including the mind and mental health, that means I want to address mental healthcare and the negative side-effects of psychiatric drugs.

The very first time I remember experiencing anxiety was on the playground at the tender age of 7. I remember being shy and not having anyone to play with on that particular day. I had friends and played with others on lots of days, but on the days I had no one and had to depend on myself, I felt somewhat anxious.

I don’t think this is abnormal or strange by any means. It’s completely NORMAL to feel anxiety and nervousness. It’s part of being alive. It was simply a feeling that came and went. But, when someone feels anxiety or depression on an ongoing basis, it should not be ignored because if it is, a lot of times it can develop into something bigger.

This is why I’m always pushing mental healthcare. A diagnoses of depression can develop into something bigger such as bipolar, if ignored. I do believe that psychotropics are over prescribed but they do have their place.

But, I think their place is for the severely insane and/or developmentally disabled. I don’t believe that the majority of Americans, or anyone for that matter should be taking antidepressants and antipsychotics for the rest of their lives, because they’re depressed and anxious. I think Kratom should be given to those suffering with light anxiety and depression, along with therapy.

As a psychiatric nurse, I find today’s current state of affairs to be ironic and somewhat skewed. Because, when I was nursing we had to encourage our patients to keep taking their medications, so they could function. But, now I see people being prescribed antipsychotics for insomnia and that is NOT OKAY, in my book. I think this is negligence or just laziness on the doctor because he doesn’t know what else to do. It actually reminds me of when I worked at Sonoma Developmental Center.

Sonoma Developmental Center/State Hospital 🏥 Where I worked as a nurse.
King Unit/SDC was a very hard unit to work for. Patients here were bedridden. This is my son in the picture.
Sonoma Developmental Center, Glen Ellen CA
My mom standing in front of one of the units I used to work at. Bain Unit/SDC

Working at SDC, we were ALWAYS short staffed and every single morning I had at least 8 patients to bathe, groom, dress, take down to the dinning hall, and feed. Mind you, I had to make their beds also. Most of the patients were paralyzed from the neck down. VERY HARD WORK. But, for the few who could walk and make some verbal sounds, I feel that if I could of had the time, that I may of been able to work with them and made more of a difference. I think they could of improved in their personal lives and skill set, if I could of worked with them one-on-one. However, there was no time for that.

My point is that I think some doctors give prescriptions in place of real therapy, kind of like at these places I worked at. Except, Americans go to the pharmacy to pick their medications up and go back home. But, it still feels to me like no one wants to do the real work. Instead, here take a pill and forget about it. Perhaps work with the patient one-on-one instead of placing them on a life sentence of antidepressants and antipsychotics. If someone is severely mentally ill, these medications should DEFINITELY be prescribed. But, too many people rely on these medications without getting actual therapy and that is a problem in my opinion. In my eyes, I see it as a problem because I don’t see any problem actually being resolved. If someone has done significant therapy and personal work, and still remain in need of these medications for maintenance, then I agree with that.

When it comes to Kratom, this plant can help depression and anxiety. It’s scientifically proven that Kratom has properties to increase serotonin levels. Please refer to the study below. However, if you are currently taking antidepressants and/or anti-anxiety medications, especially high doses, do NOT stop these medications on your own and start taking Kratom. You MUST be monitored by a physician. Why? Because seizures may occur. I’m also not a doctor. However, you may need anti-seizure medication to help you stop.

My point is that if you’re reading this, and you suffer with bouts of anxiety or depression that are not interfering with your daily life and functioning, but you still suffer and want to find relief, perhaps Kratom can help. But, please consult a healthcare professional always and be safe. Be sure that you follow your intuition and don’t let anyone mind control your decision-making, when it comes to your health. Listen to your gut, always. Because no one knows your body better than you do. Yes, doctors are brilliant people with degrees but that’s it. They have nothing more than a higher education.

The truth is that as a nurse we were taught extensively to listen to the patient. We were supposed to gather as much personal data and information from the PATIENT about their chief complaint, before making our assessment and healthcare plan. However, that is not always the case these days. Always listen to yourself first. You are your best advocate. If you sincerely feel like you are losing your mind or don’t have sound reasoning then you CAN trust your medical professionals. However, if you are of sound reasoning use your best judgement and decide the path you want to take, regarding your health and lifestyle choices.

The following is an excerpt from the article below. Please remember that each of us are unique and have individual stories and experiences. What works for one person, may not work for the other. Love and Hugs ~ 💕KamiAnnDavis🍃

‘I had my first panic attack when I was 9 years old. One minute, I was in music class, belting out “Camptown Races.” Then, in less time than it took to sing “all the doo-dah day,” nausea and weakness swept over my body. With sweaty palms and trembling legs, I asked my teacher if I could go to the school nurse. Within 30 minutes, my mom showed up and carted me to the local emergency room, where an ER doctor suggested I see a therapist for anxiety.’

‘Some people develop discontinuation syndrome, a real, diagnosable condition that comes with physical symptoms like restlessness, tremors, nausea and vomiting, along with neurological symptoms like dizziness, trouble concentrating and the sensation of “brain zaps.” People can also experience increased feelings of …. After Two Decades, I Decided to Go Off Antidepressants – Voices

‘When you think about substance abuse, you probably think of substances such as heroin, cocaine, and alcohol—not psychiatric medications. Although they aren’t abused as commonly as illicit drugs, antipsychotics can be abused, and are in fact finding their way onto the streets.

The lure of antipsychotics may be different from other types of substances that come to mind. Growing research suggests that antipsychotic misuse is attributed to its calming effects on the brain and body as opposed to causing feelings of euphoria.1 People who struggle with anxiety and sleep disorders may be prone to misusing antipsychotics because of this.1 

Medical professionals are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for misuse of antipsychotics including quetiapine (often referred to by the brand name Seroquel). Changes in prescribing practices over the past century may shed light on the increase in antipsychotic use.1 As awareness has spread about the potential dangers of benzodiazepines and barbiturates, practitioners have changed their prescribing practices, which has led to the prescribing of more antipsychotics.’

Antipsychotic Withdrawal Symptoms, Signs, and Detoxification

Kratom in the Treatment of Depression ~https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7309668/

13 thoughts on “The Silent Addiction of Psychotropics and Antidepressants ~ Kratom IS The Answer

  1. I really really like this article. Your comments about mind control resonate with me because that seems to be what most doctors do these days, oh kratom, that herb thing, hear have some amitriptyline instead. I have personal experience with that drug and I can’t stand it. It was prescribed to treat pain, not depression in my case, and it failed utterly at treating both. I can’t say with absolute certainty that kratom works for depression since I don’t seem to have much, unless you count the every day stresses of advocating for kratom, but I do know of a hell of a lot of people who do, and they day it works. Kami is right on the money with that scientific study, although I’m not exactly sure how kratom acts as an antidepressant, amitriptyline was supposed to antagonize serotonin receptors too, and it failed utterly at it’s job, in addition to not relieving pain. I’ll also add this. A hell of a lot of the antipsychotics like halaperidol, vortioxetine, duloxetine, fluoxetine, clorpromezine, amitriptyline, venlafaxen and even tramadol can have serious side effects. I’m not sure they can kill, but they are addictive, at least somewhat, and they can lead to uncontrolable muscle movements, called tartive diskonesia in the medical field. And worst, most doctors don’t even warn their patience about this possibility. This is a failing of doctors universally, they don’t warn people about possible side effects, and tend to dismiss patients who say they are worried about side effects, meh who cares, hear is this pill, take it and get out of my office. Kratom should indeed be tried for depression, but definitely talk to your doctor about both stopping antidepressants, and starting kratom, though don’t be surprised if your doctor warns you off the kratom, oh don’t take that, it has no medical use and so on.

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  2. antidepressants and antipsychotics have their problems, but one of the worst types of drugs to use is, IMO, benzodiazepines like valium, diazepam, xanax, lorazepam, and others. THose are extremely addicting, and the addiction from that type of drug can kill, although I think it’s usually just unpleasant. Those drugs work by binding to gabaa and gabab receptors in the cns, and somehow that decreases anxiety and relieves muscle spasms. I don’t think kratom binds to those, but it does relieve anxiety somehow, maybe through serotonin and dopamine receptors?

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  3. where the hell are these hateful comments, I’m not seeing them. They’re probably sent to you personally through facebook or on twitter or maybe by email. I’ll take care of them in a comment to your latest post

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    1. I decided to trash her comments and a few others but maybe next time I’ll leave them and others can reply. I could of argued with her and shown her the science but it was a really cruel comment so I just wanted it gone

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  4. I don’t blame you, if it was that bad I might not have left it either. I always wonder what causes pro drug people to be so cruel? Kratom is not harming or taking away from their own drug use, it’s preventing others from falling back into that vicious cycle again, and for some weird reason, people on suboxone or methadone or some opioid addiction drugs, seem to think that they are getting free of their addiction and that anyone doing anything else to get free of it is mislead at best and desceptive at worst. I can’t argue with such people they drive me insane because, cruel as this may sound, they still sound and act, like drug addicts, and I don’t want to fall back into that behavior either. I’m sure there are exceptions to this like everything, but I have noticed that people who get out of A A or N A in tact and free, tend to view people through that distorted lense, and they never measure up. NO idea why

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    1. I agree one thousand percent with every word you said. I don’t get it either. The only thing I can think of is that they’re so incredibly brainwashed by their 12-step program into thinking that Kratom is the Devil or something like any and all stimulants. They aren’t supposed to view it that way though. In 12-step or AA they teach people that not all people have an unhealthy relationship with stimulants or alcohol etc. But, I think it’s probably a jealous type thing too bc they’re so ashamed of being an ‘addict’ or an alcoholic. One of the reasons why I hate drug and alcohol programs because they make everyone stand and say ‘Hi my name is such and such and I’m an alcoholic’ … I mean how is that going to improve ANYONE’S self esteem?? Imo it only adds to their shame. I believe that therapy is the way to go to treat substance abuse and the meetings should only be an option for ppl if they want to go and if they are positive-feeling for the person. I just know so many people who have gone to AA and NA etc and it doesn’t work or they do stop drinking or doing drugs only to start a severe sex addiction. I have lots of friends and family who had to go from getting DUIs and they all say the same thing that they all screw each other 🤮lol yuck! Sorry 😂

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      1. this is probably the funniest comment I’ve ever read from you, and I love it! The emoticons didn’t worry me, and that might be why some people return from NA and AA addiction free, but scarred in other areas. I really don’t have much experience with 12 step programs, my one and only experience with them is celebrity rehab, and honestly that show seemed a little overblown to me. I do think kratom ought to be given to people in place of addiction drugs, and if it helps them, they should keep taking it. They should also take it as a pain reliever, because it is proven to work on quite severe pain, and people may be able to skip the addiction phase altogether. Although I don’t know what to do for a sex addiction though, viagra antagonists? LOL

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  5. so that’s why so many people from N A and A A end up turning into … what’s the word, our way or the highway, unless you can admit your drug addiction and get over it more or less on your own you’re not strong enough? That’s the kindest way I can put it. I’ve never been to any of those because, at first, it was sheer stubbornness, I was fighting my own addiction and once that was done, I was fighting the double standard, I should get drugs to help my addiction and simultaneously enter a 12 step program, and get over the withdrawal on my own. A person cannot do both. I wonder whether drug withdrawal can cause hyperarousal? I’ve never heard of that, but it’s an interesting thing to look up. Supposedly our plant is supposed to cause heightened lebido, but I have no idea how that works, it doesn’t seem to do much for me, LOL. If 12 step programs worked for nicotine, I might actually consider going, except there are some, but they seem to be limited to smokers, and not vapers, the prevailing wisdom there seems to be take nicotine patches, gum, etc, and all that would accomplish is transitioning from a nicotine vapor to a nicotine gum, it wouldn’t cure the addiction, just enable it. That’s what is so frustrating about drugs for addiction, unless they’re drugs of the same type as the ones you’re addicted to, you might as well be taking tapwater. Our plant is miraculous in so many ways, I’ve heard it works not only on pain killer addiction, but alcahol, benzo, and possibly stimulant addiction? I don’t have much science for those last three, but I’ve heard case reports

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  6. one thing that has always fascinated me is how caffeine and kratom can be classified as cns stimulants, when they are actually cns depressants with weak stimulant properties? They are often compared to aderol and methamphetamine, and they don’t come anywhere near those two, either in addiction liability or mode of action. They don’t work the same, they’re not nearly as addictive as aderol and meth, maybe it’s just how the drug classification system most countries use works? That would explain a little why the FDA classifies kratom as an opioid when it’s a hell of a lot more, opioid, SNRI, adrenergic receptor antaggonist, some strange mode of immunostimulant, antioxident, I could go on but I’m getting into less and less science to back my comments up with

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