Did you know that approximately 6 million American adults suffer from anxiety, that’s roughly 18% of all adults in our country, and additionally, according to www.mercola.com, “Each year, 230 million prescriptions for antidepressants are filled, making them one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States?
Despite all of these prescriptions, more than one in 20 Americans are depressed, according to the most recent stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those depressed American’s, 80 percent say they have some level of functional impairment, and 27 percent say their condition makes it extremely difficult to do everyday tasks like work, activities or daily living and getting along with others.”
Why? Stress. We live in a stressed out, non-relational, quick fix world.
The Outcome? We become oxytocin deficient. Oxytocin is the anti-stress hormone. Without this calming hormone to dampen the stress pouring from our overwhelmed amygdalas, we become conditioned for anxiety and depression.