A detailed look at the chemical imbalance theory of mental disorders including the theory's history and the scientific findings about it. See what some of the todays leading psychiatric researchers say about the chemical imbalance theory. This video is presented by Jeff Baker from AdvancingMentalHealth.org. 10 Daily Wellness Habits Checklist Free Checklist Here
By Michele Waterman April 22, 2018 My story isn’t unique. I’m one of many millions of Americans that bought into an unproven theory that depression and anxiety are caused by unbalanced brain chemistry. After taking psych meds for sixteen years, I can honestly say I’ve given traditional psychiatry and allopathic medicine a fair opportunity to
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By Rebecca Belschner, FNP This question runs through the head of so many who have experienced benzodiazepine withdrawal: “Why? Why doesn’t my doctor/provider know what is happening to me? Why does he/she disregard that I do know what is happening to me? Why do they refuse to confirm my concerns or support me?” Benzodiazepine tolerance and
By Zenobia Morrill A team of researchers in Germany investigated the common clinical practice of increasing the antidepressant dose when patients do not respond to the initial treatment. The results of their systematic review of the literature, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,found no support for this practice. “Despite its frequent use in clinical
Editor I have never met this psychiatrist, but I already love him! This talk is so powerful, heartfelt and full of love and good sense. I hope it blesses you as it has me. Every counselor, therapist, provider, patient and person that cares about spreading love should take the time to listen to this presentation.
By Robert Whitaker In late February, newspapers in the UK and elsewhere announced that a new meta-analysis published in Lancet had proven, once and for all, that “antidepressants work.” The lead author of the paper, Andrea Cipriani, and other psychiatrists from the Royal College of Psychiatry in the UK, declared that this was a definitive study, and that any debate over the drugs
By the Editor "About two hundred people came to the State Theatre Dec. 4, for a special event designed to encourage those struggling with mental illness," states the Auburn Journal in an article featuring our recent community program. "Beautiful Minds Wellness, a nonprofit that promotes mental wellness, hosted 'An Evening of Song and Story,' featuring
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