The news that many common medications cause depression is supported by reading the side effects of these medications. If the side effects of one particular medication include neurological symptoms such as fatigue, malaise, disrupted sleep, or grogginess, never mind more dramatic cognitive and behavioral symptoms, then clearly that medication is disrupting the patients’ neurological balance, and depression is a primary indicator of a disrupted neurological balance. Very likely this effect is under-reported in the aggregate because in many cases the disruption is not severe enough to warrant a full-on clinical diagnosis of depression.
Fragrance Causes Insomnia
For about 10 years I worked in the same office as a large and blunt woman about my own age, whom I grew to admire and who reeked of fragranced laundry products. I’ll call her Betty. After I had been at that job for several years, during which a fellow who worked for me bad-mouthed Betty repeatedly behind her back, she asked me to talk to him about other aspects of his bullying, to try to get him to stop. I did talk to him, and he did stop, and the drama around that conversation brought me and Betty together in an odd way.[Read more…] about Insomnia from Exposure to Common Substances