Study uses EEGs to guide treatment for depression
Electroencephalograms, or EEGs, which measure electrical activity in the brain, show promise in improving treatment for depression - and consequently lowering post-traumatic stress symptoms and suicidal tendencies, a new military medical study has found.
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#1 Jul 22, 2014
APA Admits there is no test for "chemical imbalance"
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THE CANDLELIGHT PROJECT
by Bob Collier
29 September 2003
This week, a few representative excerpts from an article that I discovered on my internet travels only a matter of days ago, concerning the area in which biopsychiatry has, it seems to me, most comprehensively misled the world at large.
Please go to the website linked to below the excerpts and read the complete article. Then you will not be bamboozled should a doctor, teacher, journalist, ad man, politician, family member, friend, some bloke in your local pub, or whoever, start waffling on at you about 'mental illness' being caused by 'chemical imbalances' in the brain. You will know better!
There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"
"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical. No experiment has ever shown that anyone has an "imbalance" of any neurotransmitters or any other brain chemicals. Nor could any conceivable experiment demonstrate the existence of a "chemical imbalance," simply because no one, least of all the biopsychiatrists, has the slightest idea what a proper and healthy chemical "balance" would look like."
"...the views and beliefs of biopsychiatry have nothing to do with the answers to scientific questions in any case: the hunt for biological "causes" of "mental illness" is an entirely fallacious enterprise in the first place; the non- existence of data to support its assertions is quite beside the point."
"The latest edition of one pharmacology text has this to say about the status of depression as a disease: "Despite extensive efforts, attempts to document the metabolic changes in human subjects predicted by these [biological] hypotheses have not, on balance, provided consistent or compelling corroboration." This is a long-winded way of admitting that not even a scrap of evidence supports the idea that depression results from a "chemical imbalance." Yet patients are told every day - by their doctors, by the media, and by drug company advertising - that it is a proven scientific fact that depression has a known biochemical origin. It follows directly that millions of Americans are being lied to by their doctors; and people surely can't give informed consent for drug treatment when what they're being "informed" by is a fraud.... To sum up: there is no evidence whatsoever to support the view that "mental illness" is biochemical in origin; in other words, things like "Unipolar Disorder" and "Attention Deficit Disorder" simply do not exist."
Read the complete article, There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"
by Eaton T. Fores, at the Eaton T. Fores Research Center:
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#2 Jul 22, 2014
Death, violence and suicide by mind drugs
#3 Jul 22, 2014
Genes aren't to blame for mental problems
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When the map of the human genome was presented to the world in 20 01, psychiatrists had high hopes.
Itemizing all our genes would surely provide molecular evidence that the main cause of mental illness was genetic -- something psychiatrists had long believed.
Drug firms were wetting their lips at the prospect of huge profits from unique potions for every idiosyncrasy.
But a decade later, unnoticed by the media, the human genome project has not delivered what the psychiatrists hoped: we now know that genes play little part in why one sibling, social class or ethnic group is more likely to suffer from mental health problems than another.
No individual genes
"Our environments are critical," he concluded. And, after only a few years of extensive genome searching, even the most convinced geneticists began to admit publicly that there are no individual genes for the vast majority of mental health problems.
Complex combinations of genes might hold the key. So far, this has not been shown, neither is it likely to be.
Genes and depression
Another theory was that genes create vulnerabilities. For example, it was thought that people with a particular gene variant were more likely to become depressed if they were maltreated as children.
This also now looks unlikely. An analysis of 14 250 people showed that those with the variant were not at greater risk of depression.
Neither were they more likely to be depressed when the variant was combined with childhood maltreatment.
In developed nations women and those on a low income are twice as likely to be depressed as men and the wealthy.
When DNA is tested in large samples neither women nor the poor is more likely to have the variant.
Worldwide, depression is least common in Southeast Asia. Yet a study of 29 nations found the variant to be most common there -- the degree to which a society is collectivist rather than individualistic partly explains depression rates, not genes.
Politics to blame
Politics may be the reason the media has so far failed to report the small role of genes.
The political right believes that genes largely explain why the poor are twice as likely as the rich to be mentally ill. To them, the poor are genetic mud, sinking to the bottom of the genetic pool.
Writing in 20 00, political scientist Charles Murray made a rash prediction he may now regret. "The story of human nature, as revealed by genetics and neuroscience, will be conservative in its political [shape]."
The American poor would turn out to have significantly different genes from the affluent: "This is not unimaginable. It is almost certainly true." Almost certainly false, more likely.
Instead, the Human Genome Project is rapidly providing a scientific basis for the political left.
Childhood maltreatment, economic inequality and excessive materialism seem the main determinants of mental illness. State-sponsored interventions, like reduced inequality, are the most likely solutions.--© Guardian News & Media 20 10
read the entire article. Have a good laugh
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#4 Jul 22, 2014
There has been "No" biological defect found for any mental illness or any of the other (made to order)diagnoses by any neurological study.
Without a test for chemical imbalance the mental health (psychiatry) is limited in the ancillary tests of medicine like an EKG, EEG, blood work or other tests in the diagnoses of a patient. They aren't needed in Psychiatry.
The psychiatric diagnosis is made on the basis of behavior and hearsay.
If we respect metabolic changes based on daily dietary habits, weight gain / loss , terms of the survival of the organisms as a person age along with physical conditioning, physical illness, electrolyte level, gender differences , body temperature, I don't see how the Mental Health and Counseling Industry could conform to any consistency in data with consideration to the above to state a person has a mental disease or illness based on chemical imbalance.
#5 Jul 23, 2014
Memory and reality
What could cause a person to believe sincerely in something that never happened? We have posted on this site both
Website of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation
#7 Jul 25, 2014
Now that every other corrupted false hood has been ruled out comes electroencephalogram (EEG) and the testing of electrical energy of the brain. With knowledge that each person is different in molecular structure by size of the brain comes the diagnostic for electrical properties of the brain and chemistry in making a voltage with charging principle. Back to elementry size and shape of the brain from the prehistoric days of science.
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