Finally, the truth is revealed about antidepressants. Lead researcher, Professor Irving Kirsch from the Psychology department at the University of Hull, said, "The difference in improvement between patients taking placebos and patients taking antidepressants is not very great. This means that depressed people can improve without chemical treatments. Given these results, there seems little reason to prescribe antidepressant medication to any but the most severely depressed patients, unless treatments have failed to provide a benefit. This study raises serious issues that need to be addressed surrounding drug licensing and how drug trial data is reported."

The University of Hull is located in the City of Hull situated in East Yorkshire, UK. The University is a progressive university featuring world-class teaching, research. Their teaching skills are highly rated in national quality assessments. Their research is of international acclaim in many fields, the quality of which informs their teaching at all levels.

The research analysis showed that in comparison to placebo effects, antidepressants do not have clinically significant effects in mildly depressed people or in most people, who suffer from very severe depression. Furthermore, the apparent clinical effectiveness of antidepressants in the small group of extremely depressed people is somewhat distorted. The seemingly good result came from fact that these people’s response to the placebo decreased, rather than any notable increase in their response to antidepressants.

Furthermore, in a comparative study of Behavior Therapy, Psychoanalysis and Hypnotherapy published by American Health Magazine, this study reveals that Hypnotherapy is highly effective in the treatment of people, who have mental health issues.

• Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
• Hypnotherapy 93% recovery after 6 sessions

Hypnosis is a special form of communication to the subconscious mind where habits are established and memory is stored. Because the language of the subconscious mind is visual, the more detailed your image is of your goal, the faster your subconscious mind will create the changes you desire. Once your subconscious accepts a new idea, you automatically accept it at a conscious level.

Hypnosis is a natural state of the mind that is between the aware state and sleep. Driving a route you are familiar with and not being conscious of every turn you make is similar to the hypnotic state. Hypnosis allows you to access your subconscious mind, which makes up 90% of your brain which stores all memory. With hypnosis, you reprogram and release thought patterns and habits to make desirable, lasting changes in your life.
The majority of people believe hypnosis is a last resort tool for smoke cessation, weight loss or changing habits. Few people know hypnosis is a dynamic and vital healing process embracing all aspects of mental health care. Hypnosis is client-centered with its focus on the discovery of the origin of a person’s issues. Through the process of hypnosis/regression the unconscious mind goes to the original cause, which then gives the person and practitioner the opportunity to process the original feelings surrounding the original experience/cause. These surrounding feelings can be healed, thus empowering the person to live the life they want to live.

Hypnosis is more effective and works more quickly than traditional talk-therapy. In a hypnotic state, you are more receptive to new ideas and you can more effectively process the emotions linked to the experiences, which created pain, fear, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, humiliation and low self-esteem.
Hypnosis can help you create more joy, enthusiasm and peace of mind in your life. Hypnosis can help you improve your health and feel more energetic. Hypnosis helps you make healthy changes in your life that enhance your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Through hypnosis you can access your inner power and guidance. You can reprogram your thoughts, and behaviors, release and resolve patterns from your past, and expand your self-awareness to live the life you chose to live—free of baggage.

See my article--Self-Improvement: How To Choose A Hypnosis Professional.

Author's Bio: 

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, "101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life." Dr. Dorothy has the unique gift of connecting people with a broad range of profound principles that resonate in the deepest part of their being. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one's daily thoughts and feelings.