The Link Between Serotonin and Depression is a Myth, Psychiatrist Says

April 21, 2015 10:30 PM

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The Link Between Serotonin and Depression is a Myth, Psychiatrist Says

Though antidepressants are a common treatment for depression, psychiatrists still don’t have a clear understanding of how exactly they work. A new paper suggests that some explanations persist thanks to clever marketing, despite a lack of scientific evidence.

On Tuesday, David Healy, a professor of psychiatry at Bangor University in Wales and author of Let Them Eat Prozac, published an opinion piece in the journal The BMJ writing that the link between serotonin and depression is a “myth” that continues to be perpetrated by the pharmaceutical industry. Sp...

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