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Anti-Depressants: Are We Off the Mark?

LOW LEVELS OF SEROTONIN IN THE BRAIN cause depression, at least according to a hypothesis first proposed in the 1960s. While researchers offered competing views, the serotonin idea caught on and has influenced the use of anti-depressants for decades. Chemical imbalances cause depression, right?

But is the serotonin hypothesis right, or have clinicians been shooting off the mark? They have been…

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Michael Hunter MD

Michael Hunter MD

I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at www.newcancerinfo.com