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)

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

It’s the myth that never dies, clearly, as I have to keep on updating this post!

See also: The emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, social, political and ecological…(must be viewed as a whole if we hope to heal)

Updated again April 2015  — In the British Medical Journal, by David Healy, MD,  Serotonin and depression  See alsoSo Long, and Thanks for All the Serotonin  — also by David Healy and lastly Switch on Anti Depression Today (good drama being played out among shrinks)

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. So when it all came out in an NPR interview I pretty much just yawned. Yes, I’m tired and I’ve been steeped in some of this stuff for…

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