“Serotonin Deficiency May Not Cause Depression After All”


Salon magazine reports on an article in October’s Translational Psychiatry that finds “rather than a shortage of serotonin, a lack of synaptogenesis (the growth of new synapses, or nerve contacts) and neurogenesis (the generation and migration of new neurons) could cause depression.”

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This article originally appeared in Scientific American as “Unraveling the Mystery of How Antidepression Drugs Work

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