What is better, taking anti-depressants or naturally increasing your serotonin levels and w… by Connie b. Dellobuono
Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:
The belief that the most popular antidepressant drugs raise serotonin levels in the brain is nothing more than a myth, a leading professor of psychiatry has claimed.
David Healy, head of psychiatry at the Hergest psychiatric unit in Bangor, North Wales, said the misconception that low levels of serotonin were responsible for depression had become established fact.
He suggested that the success of so-called SSRI drugs – which include Prozac and Seroxat – was based on the ‘marketing of a myth’.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3050380/Depression-NOT-caused-low-serotonin-levels-drugs-used-treat-based-myth-psychiatrist-claims.html#ixzz4EzLHy1SZ
Some meds put you to sleep and during sleep the brain detoxes. Volunteering helps with depression and whole foods and exercise are very important too.