- Dec 19, 2020
Absolutely spot on!This gut biome/entropy crap is pseudoscience at its finest. There's no basis in those claims besides the word of a bunch of snake oil salesmen -- most of whom have never dealt with people with a severe mental illness nor have had it themselves -- they make loads more money than Big Pharma because they take advantage of desperate people like you, often without the oversight that is offered by the FDA and other structures made to protect consumers from these "treatments" that have 0 evidence as to whether or not they work.
The actual science already says that meds may or not work. Just like the science says that psychotherapy may or not work. The difference between a "big pharma" study conducted by trained and licensed professionals, and a ~~study~~ by some vitamin seller is that big pharma actually has to go by the scientific method, get their research peer-reviewed, go through trials, etc. Anecdotal evidence is not good evidence, especially not when it comes to medicine, where outcomes can vary due to all sorts of variables.
Maybe meds didn't work for you because you have some kinda no-meds gene. For someone else, DBT might not be working because their favorite color is purple and they're left handed. We don't know the specifics yet. The issue is that mental illness is extremely complicated and there are lots of variables that are very hard to control for. Being poor, for example, could be the simple "cause" of multiple different mental illnesses in different types of people. We can't control for that, because it's almost impossible to gather up even 10 people who've had the exact same circumstances, traumas, and life experiences that would make such a study fair and perfectly controlled. This makes mental illness treatment research very different from medical research for other conditions. It's easier to find treatments for things when the problem is easy to locate, e.g. checking your eye pressure to detect and then treat glaucoma, or when the problem has obvious, specific symptoms that can be managed to a degree, e.g. taking certain meds clearly helps people with hypertension or diabetes.
It's so wrong to spread this kinda thing on a site where very desperate and lonely people go, many of whom have never sought professional treatment before (for a variety of reasons).
anyways if your brain is actually inflamed then you should probably see a doctor asap, thats a wholeeeee different thing