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New Research Challenges Link Between Serotonin and Depression – Health News Hub

Sunday, 2 October, 2022

New Research Challenges Link Between Serotonin and Depression – Health News Hub

Many taking medication for depression may be addressing a problem that doesn’t exist, according to new research.

For decades, a common treatment for depression has been to correct an imbalance of serotonin in the brain with medication called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). However, new research published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry asserted that there is no connection between levels of serotonin and depression.

Yet, the announcement, based on research out of the University College London, should not cause people to stop taking their meds, according to Carla Schnitzlein, DO, medical director of Natchaug Hospital, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network.

Read more at: https://healthnewshub.org/new-research-challenges-link-between-serotonin-and-depression/

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