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Special Election 2004 Statewide Edition
 
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DEBUNKING
THE “CHEMICAL IMBALANCE”
MYTH

Networking with a purpose — to create a better world for all to live in


Unsuspecting California voters are being pitched the scientifically bankrupt “chemical imbalance” theory, upon which psychiatry’s Proposition 63 is based.

The psychiatric establishment, fueled by pharmaceutical dollars, floods the public with theories about how the brain’s physical and chemical composition determines behavior, disabilities and disorders.

Missing from the propaganda is scientific fact — and the acknowledgement that since psychiatry creates crime, violence, drug abuse, insecurity and homelessness, additional funding for psychiatric “treatments” can only yield more of the same.


PSYCHO-PHARMA’S PROP 63 TARGET MARKET:
No need to ask why more minorities and children will be labelled “mentally ill” in the Prop 63 era: The state’s most vulnerable millions mean billions in the bank for the mental health industry. If labelled hyperactive, children under state foster care stand to receive more than four times the government subsidies as those who are not so diagnosed — all to fund widespread psychotropic drugging.

  • “[N]ot one [biochemical explanation for psychiatric conditions] has been proven. Quite the contrary. In every instance where such an imbalance was thought to have been found, it was later proven false.”

    Joseph Glenmullen, M.D., psychiatrist, Harvard University

  • “We know that the chemical imbalance model for mental illness has never been scientifically proven.”

    — Ty C. Colbert, Ph.D., president, Center for Psychological Alternatives to Biopsychiatry, Santa Ana, California

  • “There is no blood or other biological test to ascertain the presence or absence of a mental illness, as there is for most bodily diseases. If such a test were developed, then the condition would cease to be a mental illness and would be classified, instead, as a symptom of a bodily disease.”

    Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., professor of psychiatry emeritus, State University of New York

  • “[T]here are no tests available for assessing the chemical status of a living person’s brain.”

    — Elliot S. Valenstein, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience emeritus, University of Michigan

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