Depression and low serotonin: studies say the chemical imbalance theory is a myth
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Depression and low serotonin: studies say the chemical imbalance theory is a myth

Maria Fazal
Maria Fazal

In 10 seconds? Researchers have found no evidence to support the view that low serotonin is responsible for depression putting under question current drugs used to treat the disease because the main medications used to treat depression focus on increasing serotonin levels.

What’s the story? The idea that low levels of serotonin lead to depression is believed by 80% or more of the public. In the scientific community, it’s much more controversial. Researchers recently scored the literature and found no studies showing that low serotonin levels are the cause of depression.

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