"Power imbalances," not chemical imbalances, are the real priority for those suffering from depression according to UN "expert" on the "right to health," Dainius Pūras. In a statement released ahead of "World Health Day," Pūras used his platform to blame mental health illnesses on inequality and "power imbalances," while calling on states to shift investment from medications to addressing his prioritized social issues.
In his words:
"However, we should not accept that medications and other biomedical interventions be commonly used to address issues which are closely related to social problems, unequal power relationships, violence and other adversities that determine our social and emotional environment.
There is a need of a shift in investments in mental health, from focusing on 'chemical imbalances' to focusing on 'power imbalances' and inequalities."