cinephile Posted January 24, 2012 Share Posted January 24, 2012 (edited) ADMIN NOTE Also see News: Moncrieff, et al. find no basis for "serotonin deficiency" theory Moncrieff, J., Cooper, R. E., Stockmann, T., Amendola, S., Hengartner, M. P., & Horowitz, M. A. (2022). The serotonin theory of depression: A systematic umbrella review of the evidence. Molecular Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41380-022-01661-0 Lacasse, 2005 Serotonin and Depression: A Disconnect between the advertising and the medical literature... Kemp, 2014 Effects of a chemical imbalance causal explanation on individuals' perceptions of their depressive symptoms. Lacasse, 2015 Antidepressants and the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression: A Reflection and Update on the Discourse Addiction expert brilliantly exposes "chemical imbalance" fallacy Psychiatrist Ronald Pies shocked shocked shocked by "chemical imbalance" allegations Psychiatrist Ronald Pies says doctors tell patients the "chemical imbalance" lie as a favor Yes, it's true. Just saw this NPR article/broadcast on the new Mad in America website. As usual, the mainstream media is a 1,000 years too late, but I'm still most appreciative. NPR has run a story that debunks the low Serotonin/chemical imbalance theory of depression. And of course there's a million criticisms I have with the article which I won't mention here, but I'm still so very happy about this. And let me say this: I just know that we here at SA somehow, even in an indirect way, have helped get such a story out. Link to the story here and and a link here to Jonathon Leo and Jeffrey Lacasse's excellent commentary on this heavily flawed (yet landmark) story. PS: LOVE how Leo and Lacasse mention our homeboy Ron Pies and the very Psychiatric Times article we tore holes in (pie holes?) months ago. Edited September 14, 2022 by Altostrata edited admin note 1 Been on SSRIs since 1998: 1998-2005: Paxil in varying doses 2005-present: Lexapro. 2006-early '08: Effexor AND Lexapro! Good thing I got off the Effexor rather quickly (within a year). **PSYCHIATRY: TAKE YOUR CHEMICAL IMBALANCE AND CHOKE ON IT! APA=FUBAR FDA=SNAFU NIMH=LMFAO Currently tapering Lexapro ~10% every month: STARTING: 15 mg 11/7/10: 13.5 mg 12/7/10: 12.2 mg 1/6/11: 10.9 mg 2/3/11: 9.8 mg 3/3/11: 8.8 mg 4/1/11: 7.8 mg 4/29/11: 7 mg 5/27/11: 6.4 mg 6/24/11: 5.7 mg 7/22/11: 5 mg 8/18/11: 4.5 mg 9/14/11: 4 mg 10/13/11: 3.6 mg 11/9/11: 3.2 mg 12/7/11: 2.6 mg 1/3/12: 2.1 mg 2/2/12: 1.8 mg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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