Iboga / Ibogaine for Depression & Mood Disorders

Forms of depression, anxiety and trauma influence the lives of us all at some time. It is the human condition. But for multitudes conditions of depression in various forms can take hold … it could be intermittent or months, years, or from precognition. Under this umbrella of depression you find the medical establishment to have lumping together, for the sake of diagnostic expediency, and dispensing formula approved medications the following:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Social Phobia
  • PTSD
  • Bi-polar Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual/General complexities ….etc. etc

Mood Disorders as officially defined: http://www.nmha.org/go/mood-disorders

A depressed mood can be seen as an adaptive response, in the sense that it causes an individual to turn away from the earlier (and reproductively unsuccessful) modes of behavior

No one argues that many of these conditions, among others, sometimes have a physiological basis which may best be addressed with psycho-therapy and medication. Mental hygiene…. seeking help when needed…. is simply a sane thing to do. There is also consensus that a preponderance of depressive/mood disorders (and addictions) stem from environmental, cultural and early childhood conditions and trauma of all sorts. Based upon the direct experience of Iboga Quest, Ibogaine treatment can very effectively induce a level of mental clarity which, If not relieving the symptoms completely and directly, offers a powerful insight from which one can access fundamental understandings. Hence, meaningful degrees of relief.

Iboga Quest is not in a position to offer a diagnosis or to determine if you are suffering from a mood disorder. That is in your hands and orbit to examine. But it is overwhelmingly in our mutual best interest for candor. Our experience shows Ibogaine as an effective means of offering relief, in most instances, for the various forms of depression.

For a discussion relating to Iboga and depression we suggest that you look at: http://www.dcandco.net/ibo.htm

The abundant attention generated by Ibogaine with its addictive interruption qualities points to enormous potential benefit for so many. When you look at the testimonials Ibogaine treated addicts overwhelmingly speak of some change at a deeper, illusive, energetic level. An opportunity of insight, forgiveness, anger, self-forgiveness, grief and understanding come in the same package. Iboga points a spotlight on the inner, hidden, fragmented self. Each of our individual differences can not help but be reflected by Iboga. “Unique” is best for describing the Ibogaine experience. Though some similarities can be found…. that is not always so. Letting go of expectations is best advised. It is recommended to have at least 1 day of reflection (maybe including writing) and space …. separating from everyday reality.

Iboga Quest is spacious retreat. Surrounded by mountains, forest and an old colonial village overseen by pyramid Tepozteco. We are saying this so you can see or feel the relationship of spacious contemplation and effective Ibogaine depression treatment ….we are not the Tepoztlan tourist bureau. We recommend that you come to Ibogaine from a period of relaxation, reflection and attention to diet. Naturally there is almost always some trepidation among people doing Ibogaine. Bungee jumping would have no thrill without that challenging 1st step you know that you are committed to take.

Ibogaine versus Medications

There is much discussion regarding the effectiveness of many prescribed depression relief or control medications. We are neutral on the subject but find this discussion to be of value.

The community of Ibogaine providers advises that one should be weaned of all medications where appropriate and possible for 5 days prior to using Ibogaine. This, we realize is often easier said than done. The evidence is abundant that medications, in perhaps most instances, do not address the underlying condition but simply deal with the symptoms relating to the disorder or condition. Also recognized is the fact that some disorders do require the continued use of medications, which generates cause for particularly cautious Ibogaine administration. We are not representing Ibogaine as a cure. We do represent a probability of deepened understanding of your condition along with the relief of insight.

A frank discussion relating to a particular condition will help determine our compatibility and set a stage for realistic expectations. Contact us ….it’s why we’re here. To begin by filling in our Application will be helpful for both of us.

Childhood Trauma and Mood Disorders

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on. (Source: TED)