Friday, 14 July 2017

YOU GOT IT WRONG - The Lowdown NZ

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 Lowdown NZ


The Lowdown is a website to help young New Zealanders recognise and understand depression or anxiety. Through encouraging early recognition and help for depression or anxiety we intend to reduce the impact depression or anxiety has on the lives of young New Zealanders, now and throughout their adult lives.



Article ARE YOUR SETTINGS STUCK ON ‘LOW’?


Quote Your mood is closely linked to your thoughts and ideas, and all the stuff that’s happened to you and around you. On top of that, your body has chemicals in it that control your mood. Sometimes these chemicals get out of balance. As well as causing low mood, this imbalance can also be triggered by your own negative thinking. They both make things worse, which is why depression is said to ‘feed on itself’.


Publication The Lowdown - NZ

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)

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)





SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)



SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can SAVE lives.



Article SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION Q & A - WHAT IS DEPRESSION AND WHAT ARE DEPRESSIVE ILLNESSES?


Quote Basically, here’s how it works: the nerves in our brain don’t touch each other, but rather pass messages from one to the next through chemicals called neurotransmitters. We need just the right amount of this chemical between the nerves to pass the exact same message to the next nerve. If there isn’t enough of that chemical, the message doesn’t get passed along correctly and in this case, depression or a depressive illness can result. When it comes to depressive disorders the chemicals most frequently out of balance are serotonin and norepinephrine. A person living with depression does not always have the same thoughts as a healthy person. This chemical imbalance can lead to the person not understanding the options available to help them relieve their suffering. 



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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Like Minds Taranaki

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)





Like Minds Taranaki

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Like Minds Taranaki is a registered charitable trust incorporated in 1995. Until December 2014 it was one of 27 regional providers contracted by the Ministry of Health to deliver the like minds national programme in New Zealand.



Article Depression


Quote Depression can be unrelated to any external cause, but be associated with a chemical imbalance in the brain 


Publication Like Minds Taranaki

Read what the experts say HERE


YOU GOT IT WRONG - Dr Mike Neville

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 Mike Neville




Dr Mike Neville is a forensic psychiatrist who has practiced for more than 40 years in The Bahamas, working at Sandilands, the prison and in private practice



Article Mental Health Of The Nation: How Chemical Imbalances In The Brain Cause Depression


Quote “In this illness called depression there are not enough chemicals so the messages do not flow properly and as the brain controls the whole body everything goes out of balance. This explains the wide range of symptoms that may occur; from feelings of depression that gave the illness its name to headaches or stomach upsets. It is like one imbalance sets off another like cascading dominoes running through your body. The neurochemical imbalance may be small or very marked and, in this way, resembles diabetes or hypertension. The same concept is true for depressive illness: a slight imbalance can be solved by positive thinking and lifestyle changes. A more marked imbalance will need some form of talking therapy to help correct these chemical imbalances. 


Publication Tribune 242

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YOU GOT IT WRONG - Peter Ellis

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)





Professor Pete Ellis

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Professor Pete Ellis, Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine MA BM BCh (Oxon), PhD (Otago) FRANZCP. He has chaired or had other involvement in various depression-related guideline developments, and psychopharmacology more widely through membership of the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee 1996-2011. He is currently a member of the Medical Education Committee of the Medical Council of New Zealand and Deputy Chair of the Medical School Accreditation Committee of the Australian Medical Council.



Article What good are antidepressants?


Quote “although there is not yet a common view on what the biological mechanism is for depression, it is clear there is a change in brain metabolism or brain chemicals. It’s still reasonable to say my brain isn’t working as well as it should be.”


Publication NOTED NZ

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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...