Beginning with an “evolutionary analysis” and a review of serotonin’s role in the body, researchers from Canada and the U.S. conduct a thorough review of the evidence of antidepressants’ effect on the body and the outcomes for antidepressant treatment of depression. They find that antidepressants cause neuronal cell damage, as well as significant adverse health effects. The authors conclude that antidepressants “generally do more harm than good by disrupting a number of adaptive processes regulated by serotonin.” The study appears in Frontiers of Psychology.
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