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State of the Heart

Getting help with depression, with or without prescription drugs, is getting easier

National Foundation for Depressive Illness: 800/248-4344

National Mental Health Association: 800/969-NMHA

Psychology of Mind Resource Center: 800/481-7639

Association for Transpersonal Psychology at Stanford, referrals to transpersonal therapists and professionals: 415/327-2066

Spiritual Emergence Network, support and referrals to alternatives to standard mental health treatments, Santa Cruz: 408/426-0902

The UCLA Neuropsychiatry Institute seeks depressed patients for further studies on self-initiated brain changes. One group of patients will receive SSRIs as treatment; another will get interpersonal therapy alone. Treatment is free of charge. You must be able to travel to L.A. on a weekly or monthly basis. Call Karron Maidment at 310/794-7305.


The following individuals and organizations are mostly opposed to the use of SSRI medications and/or distribute information on side effects.

The San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center, a drug-free clinic specializing in helping patients get off medications: 209/292-7572

Prozac Survivors Support Group: 800/392-0640

Peter Breggin's Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology: 4628 Chestnut St., Bethesda, MD 20814

Prozac: Pandora or Panacea, an anti-drugs-in-general book out of Utah, the state with the highest per-capita consumption of Prozac.

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From the July 17-23, 1997 issue of Metro.

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