The Truth About Anti-Depressants and My Interview with Dr Kelly Brogan

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): [sc_embed_player fileurl=”″]

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…






Join the discussion 9 Comments

  • Lana says:

    Thank you for this interview. One question. She said twice what type of yoga she is doing, and I couldn’t understand what she said. Could you please tell me? Thank you

  • Lori says:

    Thank you for posting this interview. It was very interesting. However, I missed so much of what she had to say because the sound kept frequently cutting out. I never have this problem listening to interviews so it must be a problem with your microphone (is it wireless?) or with your internet. I hope you remedy this before your next interview. Just FYI, I’ve listened to your sessions before Magdalena, and have not had this experience prior to this session.

    • Darlene says:

      Hi Lori. I’m so sorry the audio was difficult to hear. We have added the mp3 file to the post with the full audio of the interview and hope that will work much better.

  • Linda says:

    I was very excited to get the time to listen to this interview but the sound kept going in and out , especially when Dr. Kelly was speaking.
    I rewound these parts several times but to no avail.
    Some very key pieces of information were inaudible. Very frustrating.

    • Darlene says:

      Hi Lori. I’m so sorry the audio was difficult to hear. We have added the mp3 file to the post with the full audio of the interview and hope that will work much better.

  • Laura says:

    Please explain the benefits of egg in diet related to depression. I have heard that the choline contributes to depression, but it seems like a good protein source. What is the latest science?

    • Deanna Shank says:

      Hi Laura,
      As so many people have an intolerance to egg. Magdalena does not promote it as a food to combat depression.

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