Antidepressants Rarely Outperform Sugar Pills
Thanks to ruthless marketing by Big Pharma, between 85% and 90% of the public believe low serotonin levels cause depression. But do the data support it?
The serotonin hypothesis posits that low serotonin levels in your brain are responsible for symptoms of depression. However, there’s little to no evidence for this. A number of studies have debunked the serotonin hypothesis, which is the basis upon which drug makers market SSRI antidepressants like Prozac, Lexapro and Zoloft
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