Sunday, 16 July 2017

YOU GOT IT WRONG - Patricia Casey

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)

Prof Patricia Casey
Telephone01 803 2176

Professor Casey is Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Adult Psychiatry, UCD and Consultant Psychiatrist in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. She is the author of 11 books, including Psychiatry and the Law, a Guide to Psychiatry in Primary Care and is co-editor of the book Stress and Trauma Related Disorder, which has been published by American Psychiatric Publishing (APP) (Casey & Strain) in 2016. She is now writing Adjustment Disorder: From Controversy to Clinical Practice, for publication by Oxford University Press in late 2016. She has published over 120 papers in peer reviewed journals. Her research interests include suicidal behaviour and adjustment disorders. She is Editor of BJPsych Advances (published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London) since September 2012. She is a regular contributor to the media and writes a weekly column for the Irish Independent (Mind and Meaning).

Article Mind Yourself - depression and stress

Quote “Depression occurs mainly in young women and it is important to be aware that it is not associated with the menopause. Depression can occur in children as young as five years. Some people have a chemical predisposition to depression.”

Publication Irish Health

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