Ten Myths about Depression and Psycho-Pharmacology

mythsFrom David Healy MDs article: Psychiatry Gone Astray

Ten Myths about Depression and Psycho-Pharmacology:

Myth 1: Your disease is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain

Myth 2: It’s no problem to stop treatment with antidepressants

Myth 3: Psychotropic Drugs for Mental Illness are like Insulin for Diabetes

Myth 4: Psychotropic drugs reduce the number of chronically ill patients

Myth 5: Happy pills do not cause suicide in children and adolescents

Myth 6: Happy pills have no side effects

Myth 7: Happy pills are not addictive

Myth 8: The prevalence of depression has increased a lot

Myth 9: The main problem is not overtreatment, but undertreatment

Myth 10: Antipsychotics prevent brain damage

Read the explanation of each myth at David Healy MDs website: Psychiatry Gone Astray

More info from Beyond Meds:¬†Chemical imbalance myth and biopsychiatry¬†links¬†—¬†has a collection of links that speak particularly to the idea that mental illness is NOT best explained via a chemical imbalance in the brain

and

The Chemical Imbalance, Genetics & Biology of Bipolar Disorder: Myths of Psychiatry

Sean at bipolarorwakingup has a new video:

bipolarMost, if not all of what most people think about the relationship between genetics, chemical imbalance theory and bipolar disorder is pure myth. This video explains why.

Below the video is a list of links to more information about the chemical imbalance myth.

And from Beyond Meds on the topic of the chemical imbalance myth:

A collection of links that speak particularly to the idea that mental illness is NOT best explained via a chemical imbalance in the brain:

‚óŹ ¬†The chemical imbalance myth (mental health):¬†— by Chris¬†Kresser

‚óŹ ¬†Chemical imbalance myth takes a big public fall (no, antidepressants do NOT correct an imbalance of serotonin, nor do other psychiatric drugs correct anything at¬†all)

‚óŹ ¬†Depression is not¬†a¬†disease

‚óŹ ¬†‚ÄúThe chemical imbalance theory of mental disorders was disproven long¬†ago‚ÄĚ

‚óŹ ¬†Bipolar Medication Myths ‚ÄĒ Joanna Moncrieff¬†MD

‚óŹ ¬†An Interview with Joanna Moncrieff: The Myth of the Chemical¬†Cure

‚óŹ ¬†Biopsychiatry: a¬†critique

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