This fascinating video lecture offers new insight into the treatment of anxiety disorders by correcting hormone deficiencies with hormone supplements, an approach that may replace and even exceed the efficacy of traditional anxiolytics by treating the (hormone) cause(s) and not only the consequence of anxiety with less risk of side effects.
Among the anxiety disorders classified in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) that are reviewed here are the anxiety disorders due to hormone deficits, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, panic disorder; and agoraphobia.
Abundant scientific data is reviewed for the 5 major hormone therapies that reduce anxiety, such as GH, testosterone, progesterone, melatonin, and oxytocin. For each of these hormones, the following is specified:
+ what type of anxiety they provide (how strongly and when it impacts the patient’s mind and body)
+ the evidence that shows that low levels of these hormones are associated with significant increases in anxiety and worries
+ studies that demonstrate the presence of lower levels of these hormones in anxiety disorders
+ and the sedation that may appear with supplementation with these hormones.
Also, strong data and practical information are provided for other hormones that may reduce anxiety, such as estrogen (in women), thyroid, DHEA, cortisol, and pregnenolone.
Useful information is given on the hormone excesses that may increase anxiety, such as hyperthyroidism, estrogen predominance, etc.
Finally, information is provided on which spiritual lacks may promote the occurrence of anxiety disorders and how spiritual readjustment may contribute to restoring inner peace.