On my last visit to NYC, I was in luck to catch Dr Kelly Brogan for a 30-minute interview. Kelly had just become the New York Times best selling author with her book “A Mind of Your Own” which is a must-read if you, or anyone close to your family is struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or even schizophrenia.

Dr Kelly Brogan is an Integrative Women’s Psychiatrist. She trained with NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms.

I had to pull out the above from LinkedIn so you know, she is the real deal.

If you have trouble with hearing the audio of the video, here is an audio recording of the interview (click the triangular play button directly below):

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Here are the excerpts of the interview:

  • Kelly got banned by the mass media and this is how she dealt with it (and still became a New York Times bestseller).
  • Kelly’s breakfast recipe that is the most popular post on her blog.
  • Why many women want to get off thyroid meds or hormones but not SSRIs?
  • Research with negative results on efficacy and safety of SSRIs does not get published.
  • How to get weaned off SSRIs and is it possible to do?
  • “Being on SSRIs does not allow you to manifest the real you” – my favorite quote.
  • Some of the underlying causes of depression (hint: source of inflammation).
  • Do SSRIs actually work? (the answer is NOT “no”. Sorry about the double negation..).
  • Many patients with depression have high (not low!) serotonin levels.
  • Recommended style of yoga to stimulate hormonal and NT balance.
  • Kelly talks about her patients’ empowerment that leads to changes like moving to Europe, divorcing an abusive husband or getting a new job.

The book is for anyone who is struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia. Kelly covers diet changes, supplements and lifestyle changes (like yoga, sleep). I love her right- and left-brain approach to our mental wellness.

If you and anyone close to you is struggling with depression, this is a must-watch interview. Kelly is sharing so many golden nuggets and myth busting in this interview, I can’t even tell you…

Read the first chapter here.