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Is depression just due to a lack of serotonin?

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Multiple reasons: Depression is not just a lack on any one neurotransmitter like serotonin. It has many causes such as your environment, the way you cope with the stress of life, your support system (family, friends). If you are feeling depressed know that you are not alone. We are here to help you. I would advise you speak to someone close to you about how you feel, and also speak to your doctor about any issues

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Not just serotonin: Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter in mood. Elevating the levels of serotonin with drugs like SSRIs is effective in treating depression in many people. However, other transmitters are also involved including dopamine and norepinephrine so some of the depression medications also change levels of these neurotransmitters as well.

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