“There is no mental illness drugs in the market today without side effects, does all these drugs actually solved the exact chemical imbalances in the brain, or cause more problems. There will be advances in MRI technology, where you can see the color coded contents of nutrients, flowing in a brain wiring scan.” – Contributed by Oogle.
Chemical imbalance is one hypothesis about the cause of mental illness. Other causes that are debated include psychological and social causes.
The basic concept is that neurotransmitter imbalances within the brain are the main causes of psychiatric conditions and that these conditions can be improved with medication which corrects these imbalances. The phrase originated from the scientific study of brain chemistry. In the 1950s the monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants were accidentally discovered to be effective in the treatment of depression.
These findings and other supporting evidence led scientist Joseph J. Schildkraut (1934–2006) to publish his paper called “The Catecholamine Hypothesis of Affective Disorders” in 1965. Schildkraut associated low levels of neurotransmitters with depression.
Research into other mental illnesses such as schizophrenia also found that too much activity of certain neurotransmitters such as dopamine was correlated to these disorders. In the scientific community this hypothesis has been referred to as the “Monoamine hypothesis”. This hypothesis has been a major focus of research in the fields pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy for over 25 years and led to the development of new classes of drugs such as SSRIs (selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors).
Stroke when occurs destroy brain cells that inhabit the movement of certain parts of our body, when even if the chemical imbalance is rectified, the learning process needs to start from scratch. But once my research is completed, it may be possible to duplicate these cells that have been destroyed with healthy cells that may one day restore the movements of stroke victims.
– Contributed by Oogle.
P/S : I do not have any vested interests in writing all these articles, neither am I paid by anyone, I am just concern about all these rubbish they(Drug Companies) subject young children to take un-necessary anti-depression drugs which may harm them for life.