The most prescribed antidepressants, are they effective?: the doubts of science about whether serotonin is the cause of depression

  • In June 2022, a study questioned whether the lack of serotonin causes depression and pointed out that the antidepressants that regulate it are ineffective

  • Now, another study published in the same scientific journal, ‘Nature’, refutes this theory

  • We speak with two experts who are trying to clarify the controversy

A year ago a study published in the prestigious journal Nature assured that there is no evidence enough to state conclusively that the lack of serotonin in the brain is the cause of depression, as has been repeated for decades. And therefore that the most prescribed antidepressants on the planetsuch as citalopram, escitalopram, setraline, fluoxetine, etc, which are in charge of regulating precisely this chemical imbalance, they are not very useful.

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