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Chemical Imbalance Fraud

Article Advertisements for SSRIs May Be Misleading
Medscape reviews an essay in a peer-reviewed medical journal that debunks the "chemical imbalance" myth promoted by psychiatric drug industry.
News Item Researchers Debunk Psychiatry's 'Chemical Imbalance' Ads
A peer-reviewed medical journal runs an essay showing that claims by psychiatric drug industry about a "chemical imbalance" are unproven.
News Item More media articles about fraud in psychiatric drug ads
Wall St. Journal, United Press International, WebMD and Time Magazine Pacific all cover the story that researchers have debunked the "chemical imbalance" claim of psychiatric drug manufacturers.
Page Pharmentalism
MindFreedom Editorial: What is a "pharmentalist"? A pharmaceutical fundamentalist believes we can reduce some of life's most complex problems down to a simple level of a genetically-caused chemical imbalance. This "pharmentalism" can be harmful to our planet's health.
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Peter Lehmann of Berlin, Germany serves as one of the MindFreedom International representatives with the United Nations, and is a long-term supporter of MindFreedom campaigns and activities. Peter is a psychiatric survivor who has worked passionately for decades in Germany, Europe and internationally with a variety of groups for significant change in the mental health system. Peter is editor and publisher of a variety of books challenging human rights violations in the mental health system and promoting alternatives. His most recent book (co-edited with Peter Stastny, MD) is called "Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry." This book provides chapters from 61 leaders in changing the mental health system, and is available in the MindFreedom Mad Market.
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