To try to answer your question, we’ve heard a lot about “chemical imbalance” as the cause of emotional distress and disturbances. Researchers have spent decades trying to get to the bottom of what causes common disorders such as anxiety, depression and OCD. There is the group that believe that some form of chemical imbalance is involved in some way. While the exact link between chemical imbalance and emotional disorders has not been found, clinical studies and medical observations have been able to identify a number of chemical inconsistencies that occur in individuals who report experiencing symptoms related to these disorders.
Now there is research that says recent studies have shown that anxiety and most forms of depression are cognitively based, not biologically based. This is especially relevant to the industry, because this new information suggests it’s time to implement a change in the forms of therapy provided to people with anxiety disorder.
So who to believe................I do not know. I just wish someone would get it right but I do believe that how you look at life issues and your response can be changed through therapy.
The answer may be both studies are true.
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