July 21, 2022 at 10:04 am

Evidence Shows Depression is Not Caused By a Lack of Serotonin

Researchers at University College London have found that the widespread use of antidepressants is “not grounded in science” because depression is not caused by a chemical imbalance.

“The marketing of SSRIs, including Prozac in the 1980s, popularised the idea that depression was caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, although few experts now agree. Professor Joanna Moncrieff, a consultant psychiatrist who led the study, said this “false belief” had driven a dramatic increase in the prescription of SSRIs since the 1990s.”

SSRIs pose serious adverse drug effects, including akathisia which can lead to medication-induced suicide. Read the full article at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/low-serotonin-causing-your-depression-james-davies-says-it-may-be-your-life-instead-ntwhkd2gk