Tuesday, 11 July 2017

YOU GOT IT WRONG - Aaron Corria

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)


Aaron Corria





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Aaron Corria runs a mens mental health website to raise awareness of mental health using his own personal experience.

Article ~ Meet The Guy Who Started A Campaign To Help Men Talk About Depression

Quote ~ “Aaron believes, ‘It should be the same for any mental illness’, just like depression, which he dubs ‘a chemical imbalance in the brain.”

Publication ~ Unilad

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - John Thomson

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)


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John Thomson is an English comedian and actor, best known for his roles in The Fast Show, Men Behaving Badly and Cold Feet.

Article ~ Cold Feet's John Thomson: my circumstantial depression helped me play Pete

Quote ~ “The way I interpret it is there is clinical depression, which is a chemical imbalance in your head, and there’s circumstantial depression. And I’ve very much been through circumstantial depression, and very recently as well.”

Publication ~ Radio Times

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Carol Vorderman

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)


Carol Vorderman



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Carol Vorderman is a Welsh media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008.

Article ~ Carol Vorderman reveals the menopause left her 'really deeply depressed'

Quote ~ “I've never had a moment, not a second since. Isn't it crazy? It's just a simple chemical imbalance, and that's all it was. That's a natural thing just because of ageing. Think how many people suffer just because of that."

Publication ~ Good To Know

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Rachel Kelly

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)


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Rachel Kelly is the author of The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food

Article ~ How does food affect your mood?

Quote ~ “Higher consumption of plant-based foods could cut the odds of developing depression by preventing a chemical imbalance."

Publication ~ Take A Break

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Grace 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)



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Grace Brown is a PT & Strength Coach living in London. She runs Grace Brown Fitness in Central London.



Article Depression - My Story

Quote ~ “For those that haven't been exposed to a frank discussion about depression, it's a chemical imbalance within the body that can cause many psychological and physiological problems. It can be triggered by stressful circumstances or appear without an apparent trigger.”

Publication ~ Grace Brown Fitness

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Doyin Richards

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)

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Doyin Richards is an author and keynote speaker.

Article ~ I'm A Dad With Depression, & Honestly, Every Day Is A Struggle

Quote ~ “You’re not soft or weak if you seek help for depression. It’s a chemical imbalance in the brain.”

Publication ~ Romper

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Bruce Springsteen

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)

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Bruce Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter

Article ~ Bruce Springsteen: black dog of depression 'still jumps up and bites me'

Quote ~ “By recognising he was experiencing a temporary “chemical imbalance”, he could avoid blaming something else, he said.

Publication ~ The Guardian

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - India Benjamin

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)


India Benjamin






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India Benjamin writes for the Huff Post (UK Edition)

Article ~ Does Depression Make Me A Bad Friend?

Quote ~ “Five months ago, I took myself off antidepressants - I was better! They were making me fat. I didn’t need to tell anyone. How ironic that it turns out, I am only ‘me’ these days with a little help. Not that that is a bad thing; you can’t will away a chemical imbalance, goodness knows I’ve tried.”

Publication ~ Huff Post (UK Edition)

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Jimmy Carr

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)


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Jimmy Carr is a household name in the UK, Jimmy is also a rising star in the US, where his profile continues to grow. Jimmy recently performed a second Comedy Central Special and also appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien

Article ~ Comedian Jimmy Carr is right to say that depression is an 'over-used' word

Quote ~ “Depression is a chemical imbalance, whereas happiness is a product of circumstances.”

Publication ~ The Independent

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - NHS Choices

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)


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Article ~ Causes of bipolar disorder

Quote ~ “Bipolar disorder is widely believed to be the result of chemical imbalances in the brain”

Publication ~ NHS Choices

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Niall Breslin

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)


Niall Breslin





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Niall Breslin is an Irish musician and former Westmeath Gaelic footballer and Leinster Rugby player.

Article ~ The mind and the body

Quote ~ “Anxiety, depression, all of these things are caused by a lack of serotonin in your brain. It's a chemical imbalance, and the one thing sport and physically challenging yourself does, is it gives you serotonin — that's a fact, no matter who you are. People have this idea about depression; that it's a ghost, it's a mythical, magical thing. It's not. it's science.”

Publication ~ The Irish Independent

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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)


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Article ~ Twitter Status

Quote ~ “Mental health difficulties are chemical imbalances in your brain - its not as simple as saying 'Im not feeling great”

Publication ~ Twitter

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Hailey Jutz

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)


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Hailey is a Volunteer Field Advocate for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and educates all ages on bullying, depression, and suicide.

Article ~ Behind closed doors

Quote ~ “Depression isn't a flaw in character; it's a flaw in chemistry," she said. "As cheesy as that saying is, it's true--the makeup of your brain just isn't gelling together. But it's okay to not be okay.”

Publication ~ Perham Focus

More about the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention here.

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Dr. Rhigel Alforque Tan

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)


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Dr. Rhigel Alforque Tan's extensive expertise includes clinical training in medical surgical, mental health, emergency room, intensive care, and palliative nursing.

Article ~ Fil-Am judge advocates anti-gambling measures in PH after Resorts World attack

Quote ~ “Gambling addiction is a disease with a chemical imbalance and genetic predisposition. There's actually an area of chemical imbalance that has to be built up out of excitement and...when you stop the act, there is withdrawal just like in drug addiction.”

Publication ~ ABS-CBN News

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton

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)


Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton 



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Dr. Janice Cooper is an Obstetrician-gynecologist in Albemarle County, Virginia

Article ~ Treatable menopause symptoms linked to depression in older women

Quote ~ “For more severe depression, antidepressant medications can be used to correct the chemical imbalance and some have been found to relieve hot flashes. If depression is severe, antidepressant medication is most effective when used in combination with counseling or psychotherapy.”

Publication ~ Business Insider

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Dr. Janice Cooper

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)


Dr. Janice Cooper


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Dr. Janice Cooper is head of Project Liberia Mental Health Program sponsored by the Carter Center.

Article ~ Liberia: Thomas Koon Miraculously Healed From Insanity Makes Sos Call

Quote ~ “We know mental illness to be some kind of chemical imbalance in the brain and it depends on the mental illness and what you talk about where somebody is completely out of their mind not thinking straight and not doing things normal people will do and have a bizarre behavior that is considered.”

Publication ~ All Africa

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Hopewell Chin’ono

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)


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Hopewell Rugoho-Chin'ono is a Harvard trained Zimbabwean journalist. He has won numerous awards in journalism.

ArticleJah Prayzah teams up with award winning filmmaker on Mental illness documentary.

Quote ~ “I want to show that mental illness can happen to anyone and that it can be treated, it is a chemical imbalance which is not different from diabetes.”

Publication ~ Nehanda Radio

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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 a...