UPDATE: Why So Many People Are Ignorant About Psych Meds They Take

Editor’s note This blog ,by Diane Engster, was first posted August 18, 2012, without documentation. As editor, I take full responsibility for the oversight, which several readers called to our attention. We are updating the blog now, with documentation.

Whenever possible, WellnessWordworks.com embeds our documentation as links in the in the text, not a list of references at the end. This enables the reader to click on the link, and look at the reference, without leaving the original page of the blog entry. In this video, Wellness Wordworks founder and creative director Corinna West discusses the importance of documenting all

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By Erin Hebler – There is No Evidence of a Chemical Imbalance in Mental Illness

The seratonin molecule causes depression, according to the chemical imbalance theory

Physicians told the nearly 28 million Americans, who take prescribed selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI) for depression, that a biochemical defect — a chemical impalance in the brain — caused their distress.

No longer do psychiatrists treat patients as individuals, with complex problems to be worked through in some kind of supportive talk therapy, but as a collection of neurotransmitters in need of a jump start. A 7-minute office visit produces a prescription for the latest “happy pill” on the market. “Never has a theory with so little

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