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The Myth of the Chemical Imbalance...

“I don’t believe I have ever heard a knowledgeable, well-trained psychiatrist make such a preposterous claim , except perhaps to mock it…In truth, the ‘chemical imbalance’ notion was always a kind of urban legend—never a theory seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists.” –Ronald W. 32 more words


Psychological Symptoms As A Sign Of Health

Dave: I have mentioned one of my fundamental assumptions more than once: Everything we consider psychopathology is grounded in interpersonal experience, until proven otherwise. In my work as a Family Systems Psychiatrist this is the mindset I start with in all clinical situations. 632 more words


Chemical Imbalance

There are so many ideas in my head and I know that there is a way to make them beautiful.
There are so many theories in my head about who I am, 591 more words


Can A Christian Be Depressed?

As a Christian, whose goal is to spread joy, I am sad when I can’t feel joy myself.

Satan is quick to move in and say, “Well, there you go, hot shot, you can serve it up, but you can’t taste it. 1,103 more words


The universal model for depression is that it a chemical imbalance in the brain. I have serious reservations about the value of that model.

The core problem with the idea is that it is disempowering. 272 more words


Just a chemical imbalance

So I do my research on my illness. Knowing my triggers doesn’t stop you from reacting to what you can not control. Telling yourself the paranoia and horrible thoughts aren’t real doesn’t make the feeling go away. 280 more words

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