I don’t understand how I’m so late to this uptake.
Psychiatric drugs have become a commodity that consumers have learned to live with and in some instances enjoy. Psychiatric drugs were discovered by accident and lacked a theory which accounted for why they worked. It had initially appeared in the earlier days that psychiatry had found magical pills that ‘fixed’ depression and other disorders. Despite their continued failure to understand how psychiatric drugs work, doctors continue to tell patients that their troubles are the result of chemical imbalances in their brains. Friedman told Times readers, “just because an S.S.R.I. antidepressant increases serotonin in the brain and improves mood, that does not mean that serotonin deficiency is the cause of the disease”.
I now see my psychiatrist as my state-licenced drug dealer. Specialising in ‘mood-altering’ drugs just like street dealers. “Irving Kirsch’s meta‑analysis of antidepressant trials revealed as being just as efficacious as the SSRIs…
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