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: