Social, sexual peptides and mental illness

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23479945

It’s all well and good discussing amygdala – like you could find it easier than a clitoris – but if you won’t look at the chemistry you’re going into a wet subject totally dry.

The (depression) drugs don’t work

http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/07/ssris-much-more-than-you-wanted-to-know/

I always make sure to ask a hipster SJW which depression meds she/he is on. Always SSRIs.

Why don’t they work, you ask?
I’m so glad you did. You see, psychology likes to bullshit its way to any plausible sounding causation without doing the Real Science of actually, you know, testing it. Against other explanations. Or beyond correlations. So with the big ($$$) problems like the umbrella ‘depression’ (which now, thanks to lax diagnosis, basically everyone has) there are at least a few Big Causes to be repeated ad nauseum while they can milk it for sweet, sweet funding juice.

Depression pills work on the Chemical Cause hypothesis.
Party line: Mental illness is caused by a neurochemical imbalance in the brain. Note the underline, we’ll come back to it later.

Sure, the brain has neurochemicals. Sure, they can be out of balance (and right themselves again over time, long live control groups). But did you know a normal person taking said pills can have their neurochemistry irreversibly altered? So they require harder and harder ‘medicines’ up to anti-psychotics, the strongest class, taken For Life? Funny that. Also, note the number of spree killers who had a history of this drug escalation in their files. It isn’t gun control laws. It’s the drugs. They don’t work – the way they should. They do work, to worsen already unstable people into psychotic episodes.

If you’re interested in a Berlin psychiatrist’s perspective, this woman is one of my favourite writers.
http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2008/12/major_depression.html
http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2008/08/a_solution_to_the_pharma_probl.html
http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2014/04/the_maintenance_of_certificati.html

Disclaimer: medications have their place IF i) they are thoroughly researched ii) they are correctly applied and iii) they are banned from people who do not demonstrate a need for them (hypochondriacs, drug-abusers and attention-seekers are more common to a psychiatrist than any other type of Doctor).

Why should I care, DS?
Because psychiatry is moving away from relatively harmless SSRIs (if you ignore the Prozac suicides) to the stronger stuff, anti-psychotics. If they can fuck up a schizophrenic, imagine what they can do to normal kids who came in through the door on the blatant BS of ADHD. Expect more shootings, or gorey school stabbings, even if all guns were banned, and other horrific crimes that will be passed off as Religion’s Fault. Did I mention most people brought into London’s prison system, also meet some criteria for schizophrenia? YupThe biology of these medications, and other drugs like ‘safe’ marijuana, are well known. They just don’t care.

To leave you with a brain teaser, consider this addendum to the QM study already cited;

Interestingly, there was no increase in risk of violence for untreated prisoners with delusional disorder. [control group, no drugs] Drug-induced psychosis was linked with a nearly twofold risk of violence following release, but this became non-significant following adjustments for drug and/or alcohol dependence**.

Do you understand more than the researchers now, given this article?