Psychiatry's Manufacture of Consent
The Chemical Imbalance Theory and the Antidepressant Explosion
Levine, Bruce E. http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/05/14/psychiatrys-manufacture-of-consent/
Date Written: 14/05/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16304
Starting in the 1990s despite research findings that levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin were unrelated to depression Americans began to be exposed to highly effective television commercials for antidepressants that portrayed depression as caused by a chemical imbalance of low levels of serotonin and which could be treated with chemically balancing antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).