British scientists identify the true cause of depression

The brain chemical serotonin was once thought to be out of balance, which explains why depression was thought to be common. Yet no conclusive proof that serotonin levels or the chemical’s activity predispose to depression was discovered when researchers at University College London examined earlier research studies.

The study looked at the connection between serotonin levels and depression in a large population.

The study’s lead author, Professor Joanna Moncrieff, said: “Many people take antidepressants because they have been told that depression has a physiological explanation, but this new research reveals this assumption is not based on facts.”

The usage of sedatives is now under attack by a new study, though.

It was previously thought that the chemical serotonin, which is crucial for mood, sleep, digestion, and other body processes

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