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If low serotonin does not cause depression, as current research suggests, then how come the SSRIs work?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Good question

Depression is complicated.
Brain chemistry and function is complicated. Very complicated. Metabolites of 5HT in the spinal fluid have been looked at. To interpret these results as well as other studies that have looked at labeled traces one needs more than an advanced degree or level of interest. One needs to look at studies that have not as yet been carried out. Serotonin plays a role. Stay tuned

In brief: Good question

Depression is complicated.
Brain chemistry and function is complicated. Very complicated. Metabolites of 5HT in the spinal fluid have been looked at. To interpret these results as well as other studies that have looked at labeled traces one needs more than an advanced degree or level of interest. One needs to look at studies that have not as yet been carried out. Serotonin plays a role. Stay tuned
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Dr. Jack Hinkle
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Because

The SSRI does alter the levels of Serrotonin though and would thus have a potential effect.

In brief: Because

The SSRI does alter the levels of Serrotonin though and would thus have a potential effect.
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