Book Title – Lifting Depression: The Chromium Connection.
Book Author – Basic Health Pubns
Year Published – 2005
Book Publisher – Basic Health Pubns
Topics Covered in this Book – Bipolar, Depression
Lifting Depression: The Chromium Connection
A new, safe, natural treatment-with no side effects-for atypical depression has been discovered by psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Malcolm McLeod. Until now, there has been no effective treatment for atypical depression that is free of unwanted side effects. In "In Lifting Depression: The Chromium Connection," Dr. McLeod describes how he serendipitously discovered that chromium, a trace mineral deficient in the diets of most Americans, was more effective and faster acting in some patients than even the strongest antidepressant drugs. Although he was initially skeptical, Dr. McLeod was unable to dismiss the effects he observed in his patients who took chromium. He began to piece together hundreds of clues from insights he gained during therapy sessions; then he conducted an in-depth study of medical and scientific literature. Over time, he deduced a scientific and medical explanation for chromium's powerful, therapeutic effects. Over the past ten years, Dr. McLeod! tested his theory and treatment by conducting single-blind and double-blind studies with patients who were desperate for help and wished to participate in trials. He used placebos, combined chromium with prescription medications, tried chromium alone, and tested different amounts of chromium and a variety of chromium products. His dedication to the scientific method of exploration led him to recruit independent medical researchers who conducted studies that support many of Dr. McLeods's original findings. Peer-reviewed psychiatric journals, including "Journal of Clinical Psychiatry," "International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology,: and "Biological Psychiatry," have published Dr. McLeod's "stunning" discovery. "Lifting Depression: The Chromium Connection" is the step-by step story of a discovery that has the potential to help millions of depressed people. In addition to explaining why and how chromium works, Dr. McLeod details a five-step program that can help overcome depression and improve overall well-being. He also helps patients self-identify the troubling symptoms which can be be relieved by chromium picolinate supplementation