Friday, 11 August 2017

YOU GOT IT RIGHT - Royal College of Psychiatrists

Enough said.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

YOU GOT IT WRONG - Niels Eék

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Niels Eék
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Niels Eék is a psychologist and Co-Founder at personal development and mental wellbeing app Remente. He  is working to make mental health treatment available to everyone over the Internet.

Article  On the pill: Why taking antidepressants is the latest mental health taboo


Quote Some people believe that medication can’t be used to help a mental health problem and that people should just ‘pick themselves up’ or ‘deal with it and move on. However, medications like antidepressants actually help correct chemical imbalances and work on the neurotransmitters to lessen the symptoms of the condition.”


Publication Yahoo Style



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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Munroe Bergdorf

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Munroe Bergdorf

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Munroe Bergdorf is a transgender model and DJ. She has been featured in a national advertising campaign for Uniqlo. Bergdorf was named Marie Claire’s New Beauty Icon in their Redefining Beauty feature and as one of ES Magazine’s New Feminist Icons. She’s featured in a BBC viral video "Things Not To Say To A Trans Person" and the CNN documentary My Transgender Life. Bergdorf regularly donates her time to trans youth charities.

Article  We talked depression, bullying and all things trans with DJ, Actress and trans activist Munroe Bergdorf


Quote Living with depression has been my biggest struggle. It’s a constant battle, one that I haven’t really talked about publicly and probably should do more… I don’t think many people ‘get over’ depression to be honest, I think it’s something that you continuously need to stay on top of and manage. There’s no shame in it, ultimately it’s a chemical imbalance in your brain.”


Publication Ditch The Label



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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Sarah Lancashire

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Sarah Lancashire

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Sarah Lancashire, OBE is an English actress from Oldham, Lancashire. She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1986 and began her career in local theatre, whilst teaching drama classes at the University of Salford. Lancashire found popular success in television programmes including Coronation Street (1991–1996, 2000), Where the Heart Is (1997–1999), Clocking Off (2000) and Seeing Red (2000) 

Article  Actress Sarah's jailhouse shock


Quote Now I know the warning signs and take medication straightaway. I accept that my depressions are due to a chemical imbalance in my brain. I don't feel it's something to be ashamed of.”


Publication Chronical Live



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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Jessica Marais

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Jessica Marais

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Jessica Marais is an Australian actress best known for her roles on Australian television in Packed to the Rafters and Love Child. She also co-starred on the American drama series Magic City.

Article  Jessica Marais reveals her hidden torment behind the smile as she battles personal demons


Quote In my case, it’s hard to separate what is due to trauma or stress and what is due to a simple chemical imbalance.”





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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Dawn Thandeka King

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Dawn Thandeka King
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Dawn Thandeka King (also credited as Dawn Msomi) is a South African actress best known for her starring role as Lindiwe Xulu, the wife of self-made gangster Muzi Xulu, in the SABC1 telenovela Uzalo. She also has experience as a radio actress, motivational speaker, MC and an indigenous musician.

Article  Uzalo’s MaNgcobo, Dawn King, On Surviving Depression And Becoming A Sangoma


Quote You never really deal with depression completely because it’s a chemical imbalance.


Publication The Daily Vox



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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Margo Kidder

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Margo Kidder

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Margaret "Margot" Kidder is a Canadian American actress and activist. She rose to fame in 1978 for her role as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, opposite Christopher Reeve.

Article  Margo Kidder Interview


Quote People are so relieved when they understand that manic depression is just a chemical imbalance in the brain, a matter of having too much dopamine which makes a person manic. It’s a health condition like diabetes.


Publication Your Work Place



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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Fountain House

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Fountain House

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Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support.

Article  The Quandary of a "Biochemical Imbalance"


Quote We, from the mental health community, basically believe that emotional illness is due to a biochemical imbalance of the brain. It seems to make sense; after all, emotional illness is due to aberrant thoughts and feelings. And where do these originate from? Well, they’re products of brain processes. These functions are the result of biochemical reactions. For it must be remembered that the brain is, in a sense, a biochemical factory.   All these chemicals, working together in very complex ways, produce our thoughts and feelings.
So, if you’re having serious problems with abnormal thoughts and feelings, they’re due to the biochemistry of the brain, of course. This biochemistry has something wrong with it—“a biochemical imbalance”—which plays havoc with thoughts and feelings. The “cure” for this “biochemical imbalance” is to “fix it” with remedial chemicals—medicines. In a sense, these “pharmaceuticals” restore the biochemistry to a “normal balance.”.”


Publication Fountain House

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

YOU GOT IT WRONG - Queensland Brain Institute

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)

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The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), established in 2003, is a leading institute focussed on two of the greatest challenges of modern science: understanding brain function and the prevention and treatments of disorders of brain function. 

Article  Depression


Quote Depression can be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.”



Read what the experts say HERE

YOU GOT IT WRONG - Eduardo Greghi

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Eduardo Greghi

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Eduardo Greghi is a board member and head of client relations at The Kusnacht Practice. The Kusnacht Practice has an unrivalled reputation as the world’s most exclusive treatment centre, offering high quality health care to private individuals in luxurious surroundings.

Article  George Michael's visit to secretive clinic in last ditch bid to beat his demons a year before death


Quote Once we identify the chemical imbalances of the body and brain, we start to fix it with diet and exercise.”


Publication The Daily Record

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Linda Hamilton

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Linda Hamilton
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Linda Hamilton is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sarah Connor in The Terminator film series and Catherine Chandler in the 1987–1990 television series Beauty and the Beast, for which she was nominated for two Golden Globes and an Emmy. She also starred as Vicky in the cult classic horror film Children of the Corn. Hamilton had a recurring role as Mary Elizabeth Bartowski on NBC's Chuck.

Article  The Cost Of Creativity: Bipolar Disorder and the Stars


Quote A lot of my early career was based on that angry woman that was just an organic outgrowth of the chemical imbalance that I had. ”


Publication ABC News

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Denise Welch

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Denise Welch

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Denise Welch is an English actress and television presenter. She is known for her roles as Natalie Barnes in Coronation Street (1997–2000) and Steph Haydock in Waterloo Road (2006–2010). She is also known for her appearances as a regular panellist on the ITV lunchtime chat show Loose Women from 2005 to 2013. And from September 2017 onwards.

Article  Denise Welch on her depression battle: I tried to throw myself from a speeding car


Quote But depression is not about being sad. It’s a chemical imbalance in the brain. ”


Publication The Mirror

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Keeley Hawes

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Keeley Hawes

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Keeley Clare Julia Hawes is an English actress. She starred in the film version of The Last September and has voiced roles in video games, such as Lara Croft in several of the Tomb Raider games.

Article  Keeley Hawes opens up on battle with depression


Quote I started suffering with depression when I was 17. Therapy hasn't worked for me. I've got a chemical imbalance that has to be managed.  And then it's fine.”


Publication Hello Magazine

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Thora Brown

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Thora Brown

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Thora Brown, PharmD, is a pharmacist in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. She graduated from Campbell University School of Pharmacy in 2009. After graduating, Dr. Brown started her career in retail pharmacy. She now has a more diverse pharmacy background, which includes ambulatory care and pharmacogenomics. She has also worked as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in North Carolina and founded and operated her own medication therapy management (MTM) company while residing in North Carolina. Dr. Brown currently works as a Clinical Medication Therapy Management Pharmacist for an MTM company whose clients are Medicare Part D receipients.

Article  Fighting the Stigma Around Mental Illness


Quote In media and film, people with mental illnesses are characterized as being “crazy” and having “multiple personalities,” however, people need to realize that these patients are regular people who have chemical imbalances in their brains and need treatment, just like diabetics need medications to regulate their blood sugars.”


Publication Pharmacy Times

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Hillary Brady

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Hillary Brady

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Hillary Brady is a counsellor

Article  Gotta Catch ‘Em All: The Link Between OCD and Video Games


Quote I don't think games cause OCD. It's a chemical imbalance in the brain you're born with.”


Publication Phoenix New Times

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Bryan Welch

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Bryan Welch

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EMAIL - Bryan@plsportsclub.com

Bryan Welch is the General Manager at Point Loma Sports Club.

Article  Bryan Welch Balance is critical to mental health


Quote Each day becomes a struggle; each night, a prison. Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, dissociative disorders and sexual disorders are more common than we think. Over 20 million people in this country are afflicted with these chemical imbalances.


Publication Mercer Island Reporter

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Mark Costello

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)



Mark Costello
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Mark Costello, Master of Arts, Licensed Acupuncturist: Mark Costello was extensively studied in eastern philosophy and martial arts before attaining a Master’s of Arts in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1996.  Mr. Costello did extensive study on Chinese Herbal therapy and public health centered addiction treatment.

Mr. Costello was clinical director of acupuncture at three large multi-disciplinary pain clinics from 1998 until 2003 that utilized MDs, Physical Therapists and Chiropractors along with acupuncture in cases of musculo-skeletal pain.

Article  Identifying and Fixing Brain Chemical Imbalances


Quote When the brain does not have enough energy, and especially over many years, a depletion of serotonin is the result. With a depletion of serotonin, our brains cannot respond to pleasurable events and the result is depression. This is called endogenous depression; i.e. depression is due primarily to a chemical imbalance in the brain.


Publication Acupuncture Today

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YOU GOT IT RIGHT - Royal College of Psychiatrists

Enough said. Hi there, the old idea that ADs correct a chemical imbalance in the brain is an over-simplification and we do not support ...