The deafening silence to this extraordinary research says so many things about where we fear to tread as a capitalist culture…
Little evidence that chemical imbalance causes depression, UCL scientists find
Scientists have called into question the widespread use of antidepressants after a major review found “no clear evidence” that low serotonin levels are responsible for depression.
Prescriptions for antidepressants have risen dramatically since the 1990s, with one in six adults and 2% of teenagers in England now being prescribed them. Millions more people around the world regularly use antidepressants.
“Many people take antidepressants because they have been led to believe their depression has a biochemical cause, but this new research suggests this belief is not grounded in evidence,” said the study’s lead author, Joanna Moncrieff, a professor of psychiatry at University College London and consultant psychiatrist at North East London NHS foundation trust.
…research shows the theory of replacing serotonin doesn’t work.
The ramifications of this are enormous.
The hollow in our emotional psyches caused by being moulded into a work unit for the hive mind so capitalism can rule was promised relief from the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Swallow this pill and feel the love was the mantra, as if the existential angst of our lived experience shackled under the weight of Capitalism could simply be solved with a pill.
Well, the pills don’t work.
The truth is that pain and agony and self loathing and fear and anger is a totally appropriate psychological response to the terror of our fragile lives.
You were right to hurt.
We are a medically numbed culture reliant on pharmaceutical crutches to cope with the pain of our corrupted experiences in the never ending journey that is the human experience.
Stoners of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your pains.
Smoke weed everyday.
Legalise now and we will all pretend to forgive you for allowing the Pharmaceutical Corporations to harness our grief into multi billion dollar profit margins for a numbing that didn’t even fucking work.
No wonder people don’t trust big Pharma.
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