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On this topic I wrote a brief remark a few months ago

You’re depressed because you just have a chemical imbalance in your brain. Yes, but why do I have this imbalance? This kind of reductionism is sometimes as helpful as telling someone they are poor because they spend more money than they earn, or that they are fat because they eat more calories than they burn. In a way it is just rephrasing the problem in a different light, and pretending this explains away the problem, or offers a solution. The secret to being rich is: earn more money than you spend. Yes, but the question here is precisely how to achieve this. Why is the brain having this chemical imbalance, what is it a response to or a reflection of?

 

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