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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A 'chemical imbalance' in the brain, the idea used to convince parents their children needed these drugs, has been discarded by psychiatrists in the UK.
"There is little or no evidence for the faulty genes or chemical imbalance explanations that are often put forward, and we need alternative ways of understanding people's very real emotional distress."
Summary: Ahmadabad (Gujarat) [India], May 28 (ANI): Gujarat MLA and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor on Tuesday said Congress leaders who reiterate that scams have taken place are suffering from a "chemical locha" (chemical imbalance) in their minds.
"He said it is a chemical imbalance in your brain and that happens to a lot of people, a lot more than you would think.
Chemical imbalance. Don't worry about it." So I don't worry about it any more.W Cormack
The water was tested and a chemical imbalance was found.
It can be a chemical imbalance and you need to go to a doctor.
There are several causes behind ALS which includes gene mutation, disorganized immune response, chemical imbalance etc.
When a drug acts on the central nervous system (CNS), it creates a chemical imbalance. Our bodies naturally try to restore equilibrium.
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.
However, it's a chemical imbalance that no one wants to have or experience.
Molecular hydrogen's production creates a chemical imbalance in the surrounding seawater, because the hydrogen "wants" to react with other things.
"Doctors who treat patients for depression often explain the use of medications as needed to correct a chemical imbalance. In this study, we learn that the alterations in the brain associated with depression are much more complex and involve certain neural pathways that are associated with symptoms of depression, such as a blunted ability to experience rewards that would otherwise make people happy.
The medical model of mental illness was based on the idea that there was a separate chemical imbalance causing each discrete mental disorder.
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