What a fabulous synopsis of a very big problem. Thank you for describing it so well. As a naturopathic doctor practicing in a state that doesn’t recognize my doctor’s training, I am not allowed to diagnose or write scripts here. In many ways, that’s a blessing! Instead, I have the opportunity to step back and explore with the people who come to see me. We can look at the connection between mental and physical health (and I have the training to be able to refer them on should anything be critical in either area), but go further into that sometimes murky, scary area of emotions, history, patterns, beliefs AND look at ways to accept, love, use and transform them. It scares and saddens me how many people I see on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds with virtually no supervision and/or other intervention to help restore a balance to their lives. It is a true disservice. I just discovered this blog and website and will certainly be back. I can see there is a wealth of information that I will be able to use each day. Thanks so much.