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Re: Life is a chemical imbalance

Posted by SLS on July 11, 2005, at 20:49:10

In reply to Life is a chemical imbalance, posted by so on July 11, 2005, at 12:00:04


Major Depressive Disorder = MDD
Bipolar Disorder = BD

> It's just that I've never felt too persuaded by this chemical imbalance assertion. Which chemical is imbalanced?

Scientists don't yet know the exact series of brain abnormalities that exist in people with MDD or BD that lead to the expression of these disorders, but empirical observation yields evidence from several diverse disciplines that something just ain't right. Something remains in an anomolous state of dysregulation during not only the state of depression, but also in the biologically vulnerable individual who is not in a state of depression (trait).

In actuality, neuroscientists have identified MANY chemical abnormalities in the brains and bodies of MDD and BD patients. They just haven't reached the point of putting all of the pieces of the puzzle together yet.

All of life is a chemical process. The brain is perhaps the most complex assemblage of chemicals in the universe. Anything abnormal it its function is thus the result of a CHEMICAL IMBALANCE. The term is accurate.

- Scott




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