Depression and Medication

Second in my series on clinical depression, originally posted on Dec. 7, 2012.

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This, believe me, is a very hot topic!  There are many who object strongly to the use of antidepressants, claiming that they only mask the problem without resolving it.  There is much to be said in their favor.

The other side of that argument is that true clinical depression comes with a depletion of, typically, serotonin.  Serotonin is manufactured in the brain; also, we now know that about 85% of our serotonin is manufactured in the gut. That makes digestive health even more important than we thought. In any case, serotonin is one of the first chemicals we target in prescribing medication.   There is a wealth of information on this topic all over the internet.  I’m going to give you a link you can look at, and follow some of the links on that page to find out more.  I do want to remind you that just because it’s…

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