Raising Doubts About Drugs

washingtonpost.com:

Millions of people are signing up for these prescriptions because they are convinced they have a chemical imbalance. But there is not one piece of evidence that can back that up,’ said David Oaks, executive director of MindFreedom Support Coalition International, or SCI, an organization of current and former psychiatric patients that organized the strike.

There is no chemical imbalance, people often think there is because they undergo a blood test – this is to check that thatere is NOT an imbalance which should be treated – eg thyroid or diabetes. But perhaps the drugs do have an effect. i work with people who say they have been saved, and with others who say they make it all much worse. The situation is a mess!

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