Serotonin and Depression: A Disconnect Between the Advertisements and the Scientific Literature

MIA bloggers Jonathan Leo and Jeffrey Lacasse review the Serotonin Hypothesis as represented in advertising and as verified in scientific literature, finding a disturbing disconnect. This 2005 article was one of the most-viewed articles on PL0S Medicine in February, 2012.
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