Study: Depression Not Caused by Low Serotonin After All
Depression is not correlated with low serotonin levels, finds an umbrella study that fundamentally challenges long-held scientific understandings of depression and antidepressant medications.
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Very interesting article and I do hope they will continue to research this subject.
I am on the fence though, about his comment on how this could give a new perspective to people suffering from major depression.
If you cut the following phrase in two, the second part bothers me.
“Without the assumption that depression is entirely chemical”
, they argue,
“people with depression may feel more optimistic about their ability to self-regulate and manage their symptoms.”
I, myself, don’t tolerate SSRI’s, and have finally found some reprieve with a mood stabilizer, but when you feel so bad that the doctor in charge of you, who has been following you, says that you can’t continue on like that and is bringing medication up in the conversation, most people are not in the mood to feel optimistic about their own ability to improve themselves because, usually the reason they’re in that doctors office in the first place is because they have found that they can’t improve on their own.
Now I do agree it will probably help narrowing down which types of therapy (psychology) does work for people with depression