Check this out! Finally, a study of all the studies over several decades for depression, specifically the effect of serotonin on depression. The ‘Chemical Imbalance’ theory of depression is proven to be false. Here’s the actual study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
This whole business reminds me of a paper I read as an undergrad in an anthropology class, “Heartache of the State, Enemy of the Self: Bipolar Disorder and Cultural Change in Urban China,” by Emily Ng, which explored the question of whether the rise of bi-polar disorder diagnoses in China was due to increased awareness or an instance of profit-motivated medicalization.
Anyway, I hope you’ll talk to your doctor soon about how you’re going to get off any SSRIs you’ve been prescribed. Serotonin is not your problem. We can make this world something worth living in no matter where a person is born, but first we have to locate our problems outside of ourselves, as I suggested in an earlier post.
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