Completely agree, but pthe idea of doctors getting kickbacks from the drugs they prescribed is a myth. It's completely illegal for doctors to receive payments for what they prescribe.
My only problem with the neural plasticity idea is that self-help authors take that one little tiny bit of science that they know and abuse the sh*t out of it and try to use it as evidence that positive thinking is all you need to succeed. Try positive thinking when you're clinically depressed and your serotonin levels are almost 0… You will never be able to do it no matter what Rhonda Byrne said about neural plasticity. Your brain is a physical machine and all the laws of physics apply to it
Self-helpism is not science and it actually agrivates me when they blaspheme the name of science with their pseudoscience.
To be frank… They honestly just make sh*t up with no regard to actual facts and actual research.
One other example is serotonin. Serotonin is derived from the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is a protein. There have been studies where they fed people meals with every amino acid except tryptophan fora
Day or so. Every single person in the study developed depression. 100%. Just by depriving them of tryptophan, which lowers serotonin levels in the brain.
No amount of positive thinking will ever fix that.
How the hell did they sanction a study like that!?!
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