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Another Inspiring Testimonial

I suffered for over ten years with debilitating physical and mental pain. I was deeply challenged by acute fatigue, physical and mental depression and Post Traumatic Stress and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, an incurable disease by all medical standards. This condemned me to a life of coping with prescription drugs just to make life bearable.

I went on a desperate search for a cure, sought out the most intellectual minds both western and eastern medicine had to offer, and spent a quarter of a million dollars – I finally collapsed. From here I became a voracious reader and began a journey into the unknown. After years of searching, countless setbacks including significant head trauma, my search for a cure became a journey of healing into the deepest parts of my soul.

Geoffrey A. Cole from the Brain Training Centers of Florida in Miami helped me work through horrendous and brutal trauma from childhood, trauma that paralyzed my ability to think, to act normally, and that ultimately led to my debilitating conditions. This trauma has been neutralized to the extent that it can be remembered, but without the emotional charge that was there for forty or more years.

On a day-to-day basis I have more peace and calmness as the fear has been released. It no longer affects my daily activities. I am pain free and have incredible levels of stamina and energy. I am living life and celebrating being able to function optimally. My consciousness has shifted to incredible states of bliss and joy. There is no better definition of being cured.

Thank you Geoffrey!

Kathleen Reffett

Sarasota, FL

January 2010

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Unintended Consequences

A decline in the numbers of newly diagnosed cases of depression in the US may be an unintended consequence of government warnings about increased risk of suicidal behavior among children and teens receiving antidepressants.

             A report on the changes in the number of new diagnoses appears in the June 2009 edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

             From the time of the 2003 Food and Drug Administration issued its warning about selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs)  through June 2007, primary care physicians wrote 44 percent fewer prescriptions for pediatric patients than historic trends predicted, and 37 percent fewer for adults.  During the same time period there were no changes in alternative medications or psychotherapy to compensate for the decline in SSRI prescriptions.

             In October 2003,

             A more extensive report – “Antidepressant Medications for Children and Adolescents: Information for Parents and Caregivers: – is available from the National Institute of Mental Health at from the National Institute at

Francis J. (Skip) Flynn, Psy. D.
7740 Southwest 52 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33143
(305) 271-0973

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