I’ve been familiar with Ruby Wax’s work for decades and she is first and foremost a celebrity and entertainer. Rather like Carrie Fisher she has totally bought into the mainstream psychiatric model of chemical-imbalance induced mental illness and the need for a chemical response. She has gone from opinionated comedy to opinionated chemistry and has found that this new persona really works for her. Sadly her blind belief in her own position is extremely unhelpful to those looking for another path, and to those who understand that the subject is far more complex and that those dealing with any so-called “mental illness” have far more control of their lives than psychiatry and drug companies would have us believe. This pseudo-science model, which we can study in prestigious universities, is very attractive to many people – it makes them feel secure and knowledgeable; in reality it’s dangerous and dis-empowering.