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Study smashes the chemical imbalance theory of depression

Nope, depression isn’t caused by low serotonin levels.

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University College of London researchers have put a long-standing theory on the root cause of depression to rest: there is no evidence that slumps in serotonin levels or activity cause depression.

The work, featured in Molecular Psychiatry, says that so-called chemical imbalances aren’t…

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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