chemical imbalance


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A popular term of uncertain utility, which refers to the as-yet unconfirmed posit that many, if not all, mental disorders are attributable to a disequilibrium of one or more neurotransmitters

chemical imbalance

Psychology A popular term of uncertain utility, which refers to a belief that many, if not all, mental disorders are attributable to a disequilibrium of one or more neurotransmitters
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The medical model of mental illness was based on the idea that there was a separate chemical imbalance causing each discrete mental disorder.
Parkinson's disease is related to a chemical imbalance in the brain.
In addition to chemical imbalance and LENS treatments, New Beginnings offers its clients individual and group counseling, massage therapy, exercise/yoga programs, nutrition consultation and court intervention.
On the other hand, if your low feelings are due to a chemical imbalance and are unlinked to your life conditions, then you will need to seek medical intervention via a psychiatrist.
Chronic disease begins almost unnoticeably with a chemical imbalance in your body.
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.
Dee Atkinson of Napiers Herbalists gives the alternative solution TREATING depression is complex and difficult and while using antidepressants can help correct any chemical imbalance they often fail to tackle the underlying issues.
They contend that all addiction stems from a chemical imbalance in the brain.
The condition, which mainly affects women aged 25-55 who are desperately trying to juggle both busy work and home lives, is caused by chronic stress causing a chemical imbalance in the brain's serotonin levels, according to Dr Brent Bost of Texas, co-author of The Hurried Woman Syndrome.
I agree, but if someone is unwell due to the brain's chemical imbalance what would he do if he were the patient's doctor?
The findings may explain why some people find it so hard to stop gorging on junk food: US scientists found that obesity coincides with a progressive chemical imbalance in the brain's "reward" circuits.

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