I would like to share with you the story of a woman suffering depression and anxiety who came to me for help. This woman (39) had been on and off (mostly on) antidepressants since suffering an anxiety attack in her early twenties. She had suffered anxiety all her life, and anxiety was her constant companion. When she came to see me, she was taking 20mg Lexapro a day. She cried as she told me she had violent mood swings, where she would yell and scream, name call, threaten and throw things. She had lost joy in anything. She had no difficulty sleeping, and could sleep forever but her sleep was never refreshing and never enough. Getting up was such a struggle. She never dreamed. Since being on Lexapro she had no libido, which was distressing to her. She was irritable and felt she had no control. Treatment started with some dietary improvements, and some nutritional supplements. Within a short time she was off her medication, and generally doing better, but still feeling no joy, and sometimes struggling with anxiety and a sense of panic.Then I tested her for pyrrole disorder, including some relevant blood tests. Her pyrroles were through the roof at 164 (normal is below 10). Her blood tests showed high free copper. When the results came back she cried…happy tears. She said she had always felt she was “mad”, but now she knew there nothing “wrong with her head”, but rather something physical and biochemical underlying her mood. She felt optimism and hope for the first time in years.