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In client-centered psychiatry, rather than diagnosis and treatment being directed toward an incurable chemical imbalance, diagnosis and treatment are based around a client's thoughts, emotions, social context, and cultural identity.
They're not - antidepressants are aimed at fixing what may be a chemical imbalance.
It is a progressive illness and is characterised by loss of muscle control due to a chemical imbalance in the brain.
The contributing authors explore evidence of environmental influence and the developing brain to try to counteract the pervading myth of the "chemical imbalance theory." Also discussed is the relationship between a parent's cell phone use and early brain development.
Chemical imbalance is one of the underlying causes of addictive behaviors, and addiction will destroy many areas of an individual's life.
David Kaiser adds: "No test exists to support a claim of chemical imbalance. There is no conception of what a correct chemical balance would be."
Depression is most often due to a chemical imbalance in the brain, and various treatments and therapies are used in conjunction with lifestyle changes to tackle this.
The epilogue alone is an eloquent testimony to the book's importance and timeliness, as Hustvedt links Charcot's hysteria to such 20th- and 21st-century maladies as depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and the mysterious rashes in adolescents after 9/11 (the recent outbreak of Tourette's-like symptoms afflicting girls in New York State would also qualify) and underlines the parallel between our belief that mental illness results from a chemical imbalance and Charcot's that hysteria stemmed from a brain lesion.
There are no medical tests to prove ADHD, no brain scans, x-rays, genetic or blood tests nor chemical imbalance tests.
Being fully informed would also include knowing that a psychiatric theory for feeling low, a so-called "chemical imbalance of the brain", is unproven opinion; it is not scientific fact.

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