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No Scientific Proof of Bipolar Chemical Imbalance

Posted Mar 28 2011 12:00am

I read an article recently that stated that there is no scientific proof that bipolar disorder is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.  Well, knock me over with a feather!

A chemical imbalance in the brain is the best explanation I have found for my bipolar disorder, and the one that I use to explain it to others, and the one easiest for them to understand.

It really doesn’t bother me that the scientists don’t have proof for it, because I usually find that unless the drug manufacturers are involved (big money), people are hard pressed to push for a scientific backing for any explanation of anything!  Sorry, just my opinion.

But really, show me another explanation then.  One that makes sense.  Because a chemical imbalance makes the most sense to me, scientific backing or not.

And another thing – again, scientific backing or not – if it’s not a chemical imbalance, then why does the medication work so good on it for me (and so many others)?

I am a firm proponent for the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy of life. 

If the idea of a chemical imbalance as an explanation for bipolar disorder works, why not use it?  What do I care whether there is “scientific proof” or not?  Just because there haven’t been a gazillion studies done on the theory does NOT mean it isn’t true!

I am living proof that the theory is true, and the fact that the medications I take to “fix” the chemical imbalance in my brain WORK is also proof that the theory is true.  If there were a study to prove the theory, I would be first in line to help prove it.  Nuff said.

Wishing you peace and stability,

Remember God loves you and so do I,

Michele

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