We've all heard of the "chemical imbalance" explanation for mental illness. This terminology has served a purpose in making the argument that mental illness is actually an illness. However, it is a gross simplification of mental illness in terms of what's actually going on in the brain. Lately I've read criticism of the chemical imbalance … Continue reading Is oversimplification of mental illness useful?
There is so much that we don't know about what causes mental illness, and very little that we do know. This means that asking why is rather futile at this point, but it's hard not to. It feels like maybe if I had some idea where my depression was coming from I'd have a better … Continue reading Why Did I Get Depressed?