biochemical imbalance

Chemically Imbalanced: Everyday Suffering, Medication, and Our Troubled Quest for Self-Mastery

This book has been written by Joseph Davis. The publishers say: “Everyday suffering—those conditions or feelings brought on by trying circumstances that arise in everyone’s lives—is something that humans have grappled with for millennia. But the last decades have seen a…
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Now Norway is offering drug-free treatment to people with psychosis

Lucy Proctor and Linda Pressly report for the BBC: “Most people with psychosis take powerful drugs to keep delusions and hallucinations at bay – but the side-effects can be severe. In Norway, a radical approach is now on offer via the…
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A Straight Talking Introduction To Psychiatric Drugs (2nd Edition): The Truth About How They Work And How To Come Off Them

This book has been written by psychiatrist Dr. Joanna Moncrieff. The publishers say: “In an era when more people are taking psychiatric drugs than ever before, Joanna Moncrieff’s explosive book challenges the claims for their mythical powers. Drawing on extensive research,…
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Are mental health disorders ever purely biological?

“Think about the basic framework of this proposition: an animal that has evolved for millions of years, roughly 350,000 in the present form, experiences its greatest century to date in terms of population expansion, while simultaneously billions of our brains…
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“It’s Not Just a Chemical Imbalance”: discussion of an opinion piece in the NYT written by Kelli Mari

In this 40 minute podcast , Prof. Laurence Simon discusses an article – “It’s Not Just a Chemical Imbalance” – written by Kelli Maria Korducki in the New York Times. The podcast comes from his The Stories We Live By series, which is subtitled “Retelling our own life stories that are creative…
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Antidepressants are not antidepressants – an alternative approach to drug action and implications for the use of antidepressants

“Antidepressants are not antidepressants – an alternative approach to drug action and implications for the use of antidepressants” is an article written by Dr. Joanna Moncrieff (psychiatrist) and published in the BJPsych Bulletin (Jan. 30th 2018) as part of their “Against…
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When doctors mislead; the chemical imbalance lie

In this conference paper by Leonie Fennell and Maria Bradshaw (March 2015, Wicklow, Dublin, Ireland), the authors write: “Introduction – The Telling & Selling of a Lie The instinct to protect your child is strong and primal in most human beings. When faced…
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Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book , Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach: “In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too…
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Do you have a biochemical imbalance? Simple truths about psychiatry

Do you have a biochemical imbalance? Are any such imbalances the cause of things like depression, or anxiety or schizophrenia? Trailblazing psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin – in Part 1 of his “Simple Truths about Psychiatry” video series – looks at…
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