depression

Professor Joanna Moncrieff, pictured, a consultant psychiatrist at University College London, led a team of researchers who disproved the popular belief that there was a link between low serotonin levels and depression.

Joan Moncrieff of University College London refutes the link between low serotonin and depression

Antidepressants are effective, top doctors insist their response to the bomb study Leading psychiatrists rounded up the authors of a surprising study that cast doubt on the effectiveness of antidepressants, calling the findings “ridiculous” and “grossly exaggerated.” Last week, researchers at University College London said they had disproved a theory dating back to the 1960s …

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This shows a brain scan from the study

As science searches for answers about depression, what should patients do today?

Summary: Researchers are critical of the latest findings about serotonin’s role in depression and acknowledge that people should maintain their current treatments to help control their depressive symptoms. source: University of Michigan Currently, more than 1 in 10 Americans are taking medication to treat depression — a number that has risen during the pandemic. But …

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