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A new study done in the UK reveals there’s no evidence depression is caused by low levels of serotonin.

VIDEO: New theory questions the cause of depression, ABC, 21 Jul 2022


A study done in the UK reveals the truth there is no evidence that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance of the brain. The marketing of this myth and that antidepressants will correct a chemical imbalance may have led to untold damage and lost lives.

CCHR condemns the industry’s mass marketing of the “chemical imbalance theory.” Australia’s drug regulatory agency has issued 7 psychiatric drug warnings to warn of the risk of suicidal ideation, behaviour and suicide.

Watch this Australian ABC interview with one of the authors of the study here.