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A shocking study questions the effectiveness of antidepressants

Thunderbolt within psychiatry. A study published at the end of July 2022 questions the benefits of serotonin and accuses antidepressants of having a placebo effect. An analysis that does not achieve consensus among scientists. 1.9 million. This is the number of additional antidepressants delivered in France between 2020 and 2021, according to an Epi-flagship report …

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The study that shatters explanations of the causes of depression. And shake the pharmaceutical industry

A neurologist observes the results of an examination of one of her patients. ©©Fred TANNEAU / AFP Major study While a major study published in the UK calls into question the thesis that depression is caused by a lack of serotonin in the brain, many embarrassing questions are emerging about the merits of mass prescriptions …

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A review of the literature challenges the “serotonin theory” in depression

A review of the literature challenges the “serotonin theory” in depression

Explored for decades by medical research, the association of depression with a low concentration or reduced activity of serotonin is a myth, according to an analysis of the literature published in “Molecular Psychiatry”. “It is always difficult to prove a negative link, but I think we can safely say that after extensive research over several …

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Worrying rate of anxiety and depression symptoms among high school youth

Worrying rate of anxiety and depression symptoms among high school youth

According to data collected during the COVID-19 pandemic from students in five Montreal high schools, adolescents report worrying manifestations of performance anxiety, generalized anxiety, social anxiety and depression. On the other hand, anxiety related to COVID-19 seems to be less present: among the 432 third and fourth secondary students who answered a questionnaire during the …

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