chemical imbalance


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chemical imbalance

A euphemistic (and possibly derogatory) insinuation of a mental illness or disorder. I think I might have a chemical imbalance or something, I've just not been myself lately. What's wrong with you, do you have some kind of chemical imbalance or something?
See also: imbalance
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They need the basic understanding that the acts that they are committing are because of a genuine reason, which is mostly a chemical imbalance, which they have no control over.
It is a chemical imbalance in your brain, and needs to be treated.
It is a chemical imbalance in your brain, and needs to be treated," said Bollywood star Ileana D'Cruz while talking about her struggle with depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
However, it's a chemical imbalance that no one wants to have or experience.
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Maybe it was just a hormonal imbalance, and not a chemical imbalance in the brain.
Doctors who treat patients for depression often explain the use of medications as needed to correct a chemical imbalance.
There was no existing proof that each of the hundreds of disorders in DSM-III was based in a separate chemical imbalance.
They're not - antidepressants are aimed at fixing what may be a chemical imbalance.
Some chemical imbalance brought On by years of uneasy thought?
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Chemical imbalance is one of the underlying causes of addictive behaviors, and addiction will destroy many areas of an individual's life.
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Depression is most often due to a chemical imbalance in the brain, and various treatments and therapies are used in conjunction with lifestyle changes to tackle this.
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