Posted by so on July 17, 2005, at 21:42:14 [reposted on July 22, 2005, at 14:23:30 | original URL]
In reply to Re: Chemical balance: The gift of LeChatlier et al » chemist, posted by Sarah T. on July 17, 2005, at 21:18:39
> > > > > > > hello there, sarah...a pleasure to "see" you, as well...and homeostasis would, as you note, be far more apt: nice catch!
So you concede that "chemical imbalance" might not be the most precise description of the etiology of any specific mental disorder?
All the same, we have no more evidence that any specific mental disorder is a result of upset homeostasis than we do that disorders are the result of a homeostasis established in response to external, cognitive, behavioral or learned influences.