Antidepressants Only 15% Better Than Sugar Pills, FDA Data Show

Joseph Mercola The serotonin hypothesis posits that low serotonin levels in your brain are responsible for symptoms of depression. However, there’s little to no evidence for this. A number of studies have debunked the serotonin hypothesis, which is the basis upon which drug makers market selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants like Prozac, Lexapro and […]

Depression is Probably Not Caused By a Chemical Imbalance in the Brain – New Study

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Joanna Moncrieff, Mark Horowitz For three decades, people have been deluged with information suggesting that depression is caused by a “chemical imbalance” in the brain – namely an imbalance of a brain chemical called serotonin. However, our latest research review shows that the evidence does not support it. … At first sight, the fact that […]