Serotonin and depression – what’s going on?

You may have read recent articles about the chemical imbalance myth of depression – which is something we’ve been talking about at HG for many years – and the recent meta-analysis findings that there is no causal link between serotonin levels and depression.

Ezra Hewing, Head of Mental Health at Suffolk Mind – which uses the human givens approach – has done some myth-busting of his own in a useful short video, which is well worth watching as it clarifies the effects dreaming (REM Sleep), serotonin and antidepressants can each have on our mood, sleep and symptoms of depression. (More insights from Ezra)

We also recommend watching this informative interview with Dr Joanna Moncrieff, the principal investigator in the meta-analysis study which caused all the publicity – you can view it here.

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