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Debunking the serotonin hypothesis of depression

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Linus

I know the moderators on this forum do not endorse the 'serotonine myth', neither do I. Here is an interesting article from the British Medical Journal from 2005 debunking the myth:

 

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020392

 

I guess the real question is, why do the majority of psychiatrists who are supposed to be specialists in their field,  keep prescribing antidepressants...

 

The article is from 2005 !

 

I guess there are a few candidates: the influence of big pharma, the mechanistic world view that holds sway in the western world which more and more turns psychiatry into biological psychiatry coupled with the desire of psychiatrists to be like exact scientists.

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nz11

That was a terrific article Linus thankyou so much for posting it.

gee 2005 how come this has gone under the radar for many years.

 

Did you read about the posting of journal article formats. SA has a requested format. I can have a go at it if you like. 

 

 

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Linus

No I have not heard, please explain.

 

Glad you liked it, I agree it is a good article, I like to say psychiatry itself is sick and a lot of psychiatrist, (not all ! ) are arrogant and ignorant.

 

 

 

 

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Linus

Ok, I read the guidelines, however it seems I can not edit my post...

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nz11

Have a go at it and maybe the mods can shuffle the posts around.

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