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Ten Myths about Depression and Psycho-Pharmacology

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From David Healy MDs article: Psychiatry Gone Astray

 

Ten Myths about Depression and Psycho-Pharmacology:

 

Myth 1: Your disease is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain

 

Myth 2: It’s no problem to stop treatment with antidepressants

 

Myth 3: Psychotropic Drugs for Mental Illness are like Insulin for Diabetes

 

Myth 4: Psychotropic drugs reduce the number of chronically ill patients

 

Myth 5: Happy pills do not cause suicide in children and adolescents

 

Myth 6: Happy pills have no side effects

 

Myth 7: Happy pills are not addictive

 

Myth 8: The prevalence of depression has increased a lot

 

Myth 9: The main problem is not overtreatment, but undertreatment

 

Myth 10: Antipsychotics prevent brain damage

 

Read the explanation of each myth at David Healy MDs website: Psychiatry Gone Astray

 

More info from Beyond Meds: Chemical imbalance myth and biopsychiatry links – has a collection of links that speak particularly to the idea that mental illness is NOT best explained via a chemical imbalance in the brain

 

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Altostrata

Excellent! Everyone should read this.

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compsports

This would be good to have on hand in case you run into a "regular" doctor or psychiatrist who wants to prescribe you an antidepressant "yesterday."  Just like some people need to have a medic alert bracelet, folks like us need to have this on hand.

 

CS

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This would be good to have on hand in case you run into a "regular" doctor or psychiatrist who wants to prescribe you an antidepressant "yesterday."  Just like some people need to have a medic alert bracelet, folks like us need to have this on hand.

 

CS

 

this actually just happened to me last wk.. it may have been a good idea to have all this on hand ...really they were suggesting I take an Ad for pain control... yet again... it was not they my own doctor would never fall into that pit with me he knows the fire that burns down there it was a poor resident I hope I did not traumatize her ... she left the room then I left the room when I came back she was there with my reg doc... so guess she got her nerve back... she is too in dept not to.. I suppose.  

I must say I was disappointed in myself.. and this one is not idea as it is not dealing with antidepressants for pain control.  She had asked me if being in pain and unable to do even what I could before the accident had affected my mood and/or relationships... I said yes... 

So I guess they are teaching her the magic answer too all of these things pain mood and relationship issues ... antidepressants. 

I have to figure out how to handle this better but it always comes when I need some help ... when I am not thinking well due to trying to keep in mind what I want to say as my memory so sucks.. and upset empties my head... 

 

I am betting folks recover from accidents that disrupt their lives are given antidepressants all the time now.  Heck it happened to me way back in 89/90 just for pain forget the other issues... I know this is happening enough to warrant an good response something science related would be good since we would be giving it to doctors if anyone knows of something like this that already exists please give me a link. 

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Ten Myths about Depression and Psycho-Pharmacology

myths.gif?w=150&h=111

From David Healy MDs article: Psychiatry Gone Astray

 

Ten Myths about Depression and Psycho-Pharmacology:

 

Myth 1: Your disease is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain

 

Myth 2: It’s no problem to stop treatment with antidepressants

 

Myth 3: Psychotropic Drugs for Mental Illness are like Insulin for Diabetes

 

Myth 4: Psychotropic drugs reduce the number of chronically ill patients

 

Myth 5: Happy pills do not cause suicide in children and adolescents

 

Myth 6: Happy pills have no side effects

 

Myth 7: Happy pills are not addictive

 

Myth 8: The prevalence of depression has increased a lot

 

Myth 9: The main problem is not overtreatment, but undertreatment

 

Myth 10: Antipsychotics prevent brain damage

 

Read the explanation of each myth at David Healy MDs website: Psychiatry Gone Astray

 

More info from Beyond Meds: Chemical imbalance myth and biopsychiatry links – has a collection of links that speak particularly to the idea that mental illness is NOT best explained via a chemical imbalance in the brain

 

and

 

original post http://wp.me/p5nnb-amV

 

 

Excellent compendium... glad to see all these addressed in one location.

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On 1/28/2014 at 9:17 AM, GiaK said:

Ten Myths about Depression and Psycho-Pharmacology

myths.gif?w=150&h=111

From David Healy MDs article: Psychiatry Gone Astray

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original post http://wp.me/p5nnb-amV

Thank you, GiaK, this was very informative.

Edited by scallywag
trimmed quote of first post in thread for readability

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