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Antidepressants suppress microliga activity (aka they suppress the first line of the brain's immune system).
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/522912 > Sources.^[[Kalkman, H. O., & Feuerbach, D. (2016). Antidepressant therapies inhibit inflammation and microglial M1-polarization. Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 163, 82–93. doi:10.1016/j.pharmthera.2016.](https://sci-hub.se/10.1016/j.pharmthera.2016.04.001)]^[[Ohgidani, M., Kato, T. A., Mizoguchi, Y., Horikawa, H., Monji, A., & Kanba, S. (2016). Antidepressants Modulate Microglia Beyond the Neurotransmitters Doctrine of Mood Disorders. Melatonin, Neuroprotective Agents and Antidepressant Therapy, 611–620. doi:10.1007/978-81-322-2803-5_36](https://sci-hub.se/10.1007/978-81-322-2803-5_36)] > > --- > > This is just pathetic. Those studies are trying to imply that suppression of microliga activity can "improve" depression. They would totally view forcing in unneccessary emotional chemicals to make someone happier as "cUrInG dEpReSsIoN." > > I do not want to imagine an immunocompromised person taking these drugs...

Why Psychiatry Isn't Scientific (For Laymen)
It's pretty simple to figure once I had a change in perspective; I really wish I figured this out earlier.

Health Risks to Babies When Antidepressants Used During Pregnancy
Oh dear, drug companies are quite silent on this matter…

How is autism a neurodevelopmental disorder?
It's starting to bother me now. For all the talk about autism being "neurodevelopmental"; there is no objective analysis used to diagnose autism; no explanation of the mechanism of autism; no clear and consistent explanation. There are only vague explanations of causes. (The lack of a clear explanation *alone* is not necessarily a red flag.) For reference to what *actual* developmental disorders are: * Down Syndrome is a ~~developmental~~ genetic disorder; because the triplicated chromosome 21 affects the **development** of the human body; usually chromosome 21 is only duplicated when formed. (Hence the disorder.) Chromosomes regulates the stability of DNA; so the triplication of a chromosome changes the regulation of the DNA. Thus changing development of the human body. (Though who's to say that the duplication of chromosome is the "order" of human development?) * Fetal alcohol syndromes are conditions because the development of the fetus is impacted due to the mother's use of alcohol; but the mental health industry designates these syndromes as developmental disorders; but who's to say what normal development is? So, __*where* and *how* does autism affect the development of neurons?!__ Even before I learnt about the anti-psychiatry movement; I was pretty bothered that I *could not* find a clear and definable explanation of what autism is and I didn't find any explanation on the *mechanism* of autism. All I could find was that "it manifests in families"; "it's caused by some genes"; and "we have no test but we're sure it exists"; which are *unhelpfully* vague and useless. If institutions are going to say that a disorder is neurodevelopmental; then give a good explanation that shows the disorder in development of the neurons! I have the same problem with ADHD and Tourette's. --- Eventually, I just came to a much more realistic conclusion: Autism is a bullshit label, like most mental disorders, made up by Psychiatry to promote eugenics and individualism. --- EDIT: Down syndrome isn't even *directly* a developmental disorder; it's a *genetic* disorder.

Fear and Loathing in the ECT Debate
Please burn this fradulent field down to hell. It was a mistake to let it exist to begin with.

So companies basically scammed people. I'm not surprised.


There is too much liberal bullshit in antipsych.

EDIT: Oh dear. It's by Scientology apparently. never noticed until now. oops.






Joanna has gotta be a closet Marxist at this point…





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