Friday, 14 July 2017

YOU GOT IT WRONG - Peter Ellis

The aim of this blog is to highlight persons in the media who tout the chemical imbalance theory as a fact. It's highly unprofessional and misleading to do so and this blog demands that any statements relating to the 'chemical imbalance' myth should either be backed up with supporting evidence or redacted.

Where possible, each person featured on this blog has been contacted via Twitter, email, and/or Facebook and asked to redact their statements or provide supporting evidence.

Once supporting evidence has been shown they will be removed from this blog. Moreover, if they redact their original statements they will also be removed from this blog.

As you will see from these lists, many of the authors are household names and influence those who follow them. This has to stop. The chemical imbalance line was created by the pharmaceutical industry, moreover, Eli Lilly, who launched the first of the SSRIs, Prozac.

Those featured on this list need to do their research.

Bob Fiddaman (Author of the Fiddaman Blog)

Professor Pete Ellis


Professor Pete Ellis, Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine MA BM BCh (Oxon), PhD (Otago) FRANZCP. He has chaired or had other involvement in various depression-related guideline developments, and psychopharmacology more widely through membership of the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee 1996-2011. He is currently a member of the Medical Education Committee of the Medical Council of New Zealand and Deputy Chair of the Medical School Accreditation Committee of the Australian Medical Council.

Article What good are antidepressants?

Quote “although there is not yet a common view on what the biological mechanism is for depression, it is clear there is a change in brain metabolism or brain chemicals. It’s still reasonable to say my brain isn’t working as well as it should be.”

Publication NOTED NZ

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