A theory that is wrong is considered preferable to admitting our ignorance. – Elliot Vallenstein, Ph.D. Beyond Meds and anyone who’s actually paid attention to the science for the last many years has known that the serotonin myth about depression and how antidepressants work has no evidence to back it up whatsoever.
Update 2015 for MEDICATED AND MIGHTY campaign: I have a lot of mixed feelings when I scan over all the tweets in the #MedicatedAndMighty timeline on twitter. I really don't have an issue with folks choosing psych drugs if that's what makes sense in the context of their lives. The fact is our world is far from perfect and given the fact that more optimal options are simply unavailable to a lot of people there are undeniably times with psych drugs actually are experienced as helpful. So given this bleak reality what I want to do is, at the very least, help people understand what they are choosing so that if and when circumstances allow they can make better more wholesome choices that will sustain their wellbeing into the future. .… [click on title to read the rest]