Is Depression Real? What Pharmaceutical Companies Don’t Want You to Know – Marisa Peer

Is Depression Real? What Pharmaceutical Companies Don’t Want You to Know – Marisa Peer

– Hey, this is Marisa. So, I’ve been a therapist
for over 30 years and in that 30 years I
must have seen thousands and thousands of clients with depression, with bipolar depression, with
indeed suicidal depression, with debilitating depression, and they all tend to say the same thing, “I’ve got the depression gene.” And they all tend to say the same thing, “I’ve got the gene. “It’s been passed down. “My grandmother was depressed,
my mother was depressed, “it runs in the family.” Or they say, “You know, “I’ve got that chemical
imbalance in the brain, “and now I’m on medication,
and first I felt better, “but now I’m still depressed.” (empowering music) I just met this lovely
client coming in and saying, “You know, I was so depressed, “I couldn’t actually
have sex with my husband “and I felt so bad, I went to the doctor, “he gave me medication, “and I still can’t have sex with him. “You know what? “I don’t even care, I’m just numb. “I’m just so numb that nothing bothers me “because I’m just on medication “for this chemical imbalance.” I’m gonna tell you something
that might blow your mind. The studies on a chemical
imbalance in your brain, they’re not flawed. You know why they’re not flawed? They don’t exist. You cannot study someone’s
brain for a chemical imbalance. Any doctor will tell you, “No, you can’t put electrodes
on their head and go, “oh yeah, we’ve done some tests “and you have the chemical imbalance.” And believe me doctors
didn’t even create that myth. It was a drug company that said, “Oh, you have chemical imbalance. “If you take these meds, they’ll
readdress the imbalance.” While there are some people
who do do well on medication, who do say, “I feel so bad and that
medication helped me,” and I’m not here to tell
them to come off their meds, I would never do that. Some people do well on medication but many, many, many more don’t. They go out and feel bad, “I got the medication, I
need more and more and more, “and now I’m just numbed out. “It’s not helping me.” I work with people all
the time on medication who actually start to feel
suicidal on the medication, or they become so dependent on the meds that they just don’t know what to do. And in my 33 years, I have
studied depressed people, suicidally depressed people, and I found that depression is
caused by only three things. I’m gonna tell you what they are. The first one is not
following your heart’s desire. Not doing what makes your heart sing is a major cause of depression. I’ve been with many who will say, “You know, I’ve been a
lawyer my entire life. “I’ve been an accountant. “You know, when I was a kid, “it was always understood
I would follow my father “into the family accounts firm, “into the family law firm, “and yet, I wanted to be a tennis coach, “and I never did and
here I am now depressed.” I worked with someone who said, “I wanted to be a vet my entire life, “but I wasn’t smart enough
to go to vet school. “I applied and I didn’t pass the exams. “I didn’t have the money and, you know, “I became a schoolteacher. “I’m just about to retire
and I am so depressed. “And when I work out
why, it’s because well, “I didn’t follow my heart’s desire,” but it’s never too late. The client I work with who
wanted to be a vet said, “Well, what can I do? “I’m not gonna be a dog walker.” I’m like, it’s not either/or. She actually ended up becoming
a dog behavioural expert. A bit like Cesar Millan, working with animals, she
had her own television show. She’s got a wonderful life. I worked with someone else
who wanted to be a doctor. Couldn’t be a doctor,
couldn’t go to medical school, had a family very young, and also in retirement became depressed. I said, “Well, why do
you want to be a doctor?” She said, “I wanted to help people.” Long story short, she
trained to be a healer. She went to work in a hospice. She was blissfully happy. She was doing what she wanted to do, touching people, helping
them, making them better. In the hospice, not making them better, but helping them cope. And sometimes you have to think of, “What do I want? “I want to be in the theatre. “I’m never gonna be an actor, “but I could work in production. “I could work on lighting or
rigging or being a dresser.” There’s always a way to
follow your heart’s desire, and many people when
they retire get depressed ’cause they think, “Oh,
I lost that chance.” It’s never too late. Martin in “Frasier,” if you remember him. He played Frasier’s dad. He had a medical magazine and became terribly depressed on his 40th or maybe 50th birthday ’cause he was never gonna find
his heart’s desire of acting, and then he decided to
act in a local little rep just for fun, and from there he got cast in “Frasier.” When “Frasier” ended, they said, “What next?” He went, “No, I’m going
back to the theatre. “That’s what makes my heart sing,” and he did that. It’s never too late. The second thing that causes depression, and this is a biggie, are harsh, hurtful, critical words that you say to yourself on a daily basis. That would make anyone
depressed, criticising yourself, being down on yourself,
being harsh and hurtful. If you think about if you
ever spoke to your best friend the way you speak to yourself, they would probably not be a friend. When you wake up and go, “I’m a loser, I’m an idiot, I’m useless, “I’m a waste of space, I’m fat, I’m old, “I’m unattractive, I’ve
got nothing to offer.” And, you know, we are
so hard on ourselves. Harsh, hurtful, critical words that you say to you on a
daily basis cause depression. If I say something harsh
and hurtful and critical, “Well, she’s obviously having a bad day “or she’s just not a nice person,” but when you say it your mind thinks it must be true. Stop it. The opposite of harsh
hurtful critical words are kind, loving, encouraging words. Be your own best friend, and I promise you if you do that you won’t be depressed. And here’s the third cause of depression and it’s an epidemic disconnection. We are primitive people in modern bodies. We are wired to need people. Our DNA requires people. Not long ago survival was a numbers game. If you go to a pet shop, all the little mice and puppies and kittens all sleep in a ball with each other. We need people, and now we live in a very strange world. We have 500 Facebook friends. We get everything delivered by Amazon. We work from home. You may not see anyone for four days. We don’t interact with anyone and it’s making people ill. You need connection. You need people. So if you are depressed, find people, join a group, start online, but find real people. Stop criticising yourself and think about your heart’s
desire and follow it. And if you’re depressed,
eat essential oils. There’s a bit of a clue in
the name Essential Oils. Your mind, your brain, every organ of your body, every function of your
body needs essential oils. When you’re depressed, you just eat crackers and cookies. You’ve got to have healthy fats. They will help you not be depressed. I hope that helps and if you need more, go to We have an audio called The Natural Cure for Depression, and you can cure depression. You can transform it. I’ve had people who are suicidal. I worked with someone the other day, I met someone who was 17, he said, “I was gonna kill myself, “and I came across your
YouTube I’m not enough talk, “and it was a game changer.” Other people have said the same thing, “I was so miserable. “I just hoped death would come quickly.” One person said to me, “You know what? “Before I met you, “I envied people who had cancer. “I’d think, well lucky
them, they’re gonna die. “But I can’t die, my kids
would never forgive me, “it would kill my partner
if I took my own life. “I wish I could get cancer.” And that’s a horrible thing to hear. And they say, “Now I can’t
believe I even thought that.” “I’m appalled I ever said that “because I love my life and I love myself “’cause I listened to your words.” If you are depressed, please do not stop medication. I’m not a physician. You must not come off medication. If you want to come off
it, go and talk to your GP. But if you follow my advice, you can stop being depressed. It’s up to your doctor to help guide you with your medication, but I’m just here to help
you with your mindset. You don’t have to be depressed. You don’t have to have bipolar. You don’t have to be suicidal. There is no chemical
imbalance in your brain. If you don’t believe me, ask your doctor, “Where can I go for a test
for chemical imbalance?” They’ll say, “There isn’t one,” ’cause there isn’t one. And anyway you don’t need one. Thanks for tuning in. Go We have all kinds of free audios on wealth blocks, love blocks,
money blocks, health blocks, and health blocks are
very linked to depression and I’d love to help
you be happy and healthy and free of depression and I know I can. Thanks for giving me your time, I really appreciate it. Thanks for listening to me, I wish you every success in
being free of depression. It’s a horrible illness that you probably don’t even need to have. Thank you so much. See you soon.



  • Kat Cederberg

    Finally! A prominent person talking about the "chemical imbalance" lie that big pharma created to market & sell drugs. Thank you Marisa!

  • Shan Chen

    Thank you, Marisa.

  • Happiness Museum

    Hello Marisa !
    I have been following your Videos and they are true, real and impactful.
    I have been roaming all over India to teach people Peace,Happiness, Love.
    I have made Mental Health Series too.
    I have been doing this ,Althought not for so long. I have made thousands of people face to face and through Instagram.
    I want to have a word with you to discuss how to go forward.
    My instagram Handle is : bk_hitesh .
    I am really hopeful that we can do something big together.


  • Shadia Alshawesh

    it's all about mindset ,,, being alone or with people it's not an issue itself but the way you give it a definition.

  • Maxine Rodel

    Thanks for this Marisa ♡

  • mohini mapari

    Very inspiring and appreciative, people do need to see this video 👍

  • RK

    Sleep loss can be another major factor for depression.

  • Ch Garner

    Thank you Marisa,
    Your videos are informative,
    straightforward and comforting…
    Love your message –
    On point for today's Human 🙂

  • Velvet

    The only chemical imbalance have those who are ON medication!
    Watch and read everything from dr. Peter Bregin

  • Yolanda Esther Lopez

    Gracias como siempre Marisa, an honor to be able to listen to an amazing professional like you.

  • Sheryn Otom

    Only seeing you Marisa and hearing your soothing magical voice with your elegant British voice automatically heals me ❤ thank you for merely existing 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Clare Morgan

    Spot on 😀

  • POPPY Calliope

    This lady is an inspiration!!!!! What a fantastic service to fellow people who are struggling with anxiety and depression. Just to be told that one can overcome it is invaluable.

  • Michelle De Los Rios

    I just want to say thank you.

  • Psychoanalytical87

    Thank you so much for this. I absolutely believe this and I am currently practicing these skills while trying to ween off certain medications. 🙏

  • Clare Cavalli

    Grateful for this Marisa 💛 I'm self studying CBT and psychology. How can I get into this field to become a therapist? Unfortunately I don't have £18k to invest on a degree x

  • Baraa Buhajar

    i love u

  • Baraa Buhajar

    my english soft spoken confident queen

  • Baraa Buhajar

    always saying FACTS❤️❣️


  • TheNutCracker #

    Thank you Melissa for these advices🌹🌈ut really helped me

  • Vj Kam

    ❤ The human body is made perfect and is amazingly always balanced on all levels to prevent one's from either physical or mental pain which is thought to be felt otherwise ❤ I beleive medication is good for short term boost to help your system, but is always bad when it is taken for on a regular long term bases. Your body is a perfect machine and so complexe that doctors haven"t figured out yet all its subtle behaviours.

  • Juliana Rodrigues

    You are amazing gift to the world! Much love to you!! ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • John Glass

    Yes but it's temporary . It only lasts when it's antagonized

  • Marcella Robinson

    Is it possible to make an appt with Marisa for RTT? I live in the Los Angeles area.

  • Cece E

    Chemical imbalance is obviously not a thing. It's about neurotransmitters. You aren't doing any help with the information you are spreading here. If we could all just live by our hearts people wouldn't have schizophrenia, be bipolar or suffer from seizures. Chronic depression is a result of something deeper than a thought process.

  • Denise Watson

    I had been on antidepressants for over 20 years when in the beginning of 2018 I started watching Gregg Braden, Dr Bruce Lipton and Joe Dispenza on YouTube, gave up the medication literally overnight and have never felt better in my life, no side effects

  • Nayaab

    Amazing woman you are Marissa 🤗

  • Rachel Pianogirl

    Love her!

  • Mary Lynch

    Thank you Marisa
    You are so right
    I too suffered with a bit of depression
    My Doctor gave me antidepressants
    I began to have terrible side effects
    I took myself off them within a couple of days
    This was 15 years ago
    I went for CBT therapy it was the best thing I did
    I would never ever go on medication again
    Once again Marisa thank you

  • Lineke L

    So true!!!

  • Cristel 07 S.

    Thank you Marisa For all your information I love to hear you
    God bless you.

  • click2112

    Excellent advice

  • Esmira Garayeva

    Great video! Thank you. Hopefully people can listen and learn the great lesson. Sending you ALL love. Take care and stay positive. God bless you all!

  • Regan Hillyer

    WOW, Mind Blown!

  • sg2011

    A lot of people "like" to be depressed – it"s a convenient cope out to life.

  • mellima

    I have just recently been watching your channel ❤️ Thank you Marisa.

  • Kaye Allen

    I was diagnosed by my general practitioner with depression when I went in asking why my hearing seemed amplified. I could suddenly hear almost too well. My Dr looked at me and told me I was clearly depressed… I was in a difficult marriage, but still believed I was happy. I believed the Dr knew what I didn’t, and took the medication. I can only say that was the worst year of my life, and after I stopped taking them, I haven’t looked back.

  • Victoria P

    Btw, there are terms like essential amino acids, essential fats, but there is no essential carbs !

  • Amy Rose

    LOVE THIS! Since changing my mindset and CHOOSING not to be a victim and to be happy I've realised how superficial the IDEA of DEPRESSION is. It's an idea. Nothing more. I no longer believe in the idea of depression. It's a load of bollocks to be frank. Xx

  • yangsta9

    I so agree with this I use to always get annoyed about this chemical imbalance I thought it was so bullshit and people could never explain it deeply

  • Victoria H.

    When you say essential oil in the video it sounds a little bit like you're talking about eucalyptus oil and things like that… It can confuse people. I know you meant healthy fats but a lot of people can misunderstand this, just a heads up.
    By the way, I Love your videos Marisa!

  • Aisling Ying

    I was like that I envied people who were going to die 😂

  • josh potectan

    I still feel disconnected even then (social activities?) What should i do?

  • Alexandra Uzik

    This is so true! And I also realized that anxiety tries to tell you that you’re going wrong way or want to force things .. take a step back and just be honest with yourself

  • Paul Watso

    When I first opened this video…I was skeptic..I thought it was gonna be another video of some 'scientific' explanation of neurons firing the wrong way. But I ended up being in a ball of tears. She speaks the truth. So many of us are simply disconnected from ourselves. We need to wake up to the truth.

  • Smirna Costa

    This is a truth that more people should get to know. Marisa's talks are very helpfull. I'd like to find more of her talks with Portuguese subtitles, i am Brazilian and it would be great to share It with some of my frinds that do not speak English.

  • easyogini

    I love her. She is so simple and brilliant in her approach to mental health issues.

  • MESA design-ideas

    Lady you have to check this out

  • Margaret-Anne MacArthur

    Thank you!

  • Janice Maguire

    Merrisa thank you for your clear , no nonsense advice, I'm a Nurse for 30 years who needed your help , if you come to NZ with RTT training I'm in x

  • c R

    En français please
    Thank you

  • Nico Moreno

    Thanks so much for the awesome video Marisa🔥 This will definitely help me improve my Mindset, Business, and Life!! Keep it up! 💯💯🙌

  • Ahimsa42

    sometimes depression is merely a natural reaction to many years of failure & rejection with no hope for anything ever changing for the better. perhaps some people can be happy being single & alone their entire life but for others it is the worst curse imaginable.

  • Noha Elshatshat

    Thank you very much Marisa you’re a legend

  • Go Lind

    Good video! I wonder if Marisa can make a video about excessive tiredness? It is like an epidemic! People everywhere seems to be tired! Also how to handle tiredness from depression and anxiety.

  • Paola Borrescio

    Finally! Someone saying things how they are…..! People label themselves as depressed, then they behave like they are depressed and they feel even more depressed… is like a cycle that never ends…..


    Thank you Marissa for those instructive videos.
    I'm one of those who were lucky to do a Free RTTP hypnosis with you (I'm enough through Mindvalley free masterclass) and I now swear by it… that it did change my perspective and how I deal with myself and with people. I'm less and less receptive for criticism whether inner or outer, and all this bcoz of ur great work and generous free hypnosis session.
    Thank you and keep it up… I'm sure many people will benefit from ur programs. Bless U.

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  • koko

    thank you Marissa for speaking out about this important matter💕💕

  • Plasterman

    Thanks for all your videos marisa there amazing

  • debs casey

    Essential oils… Not the aromatic essential oils!

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