SSRI drugs decrease androgens / progestogens, increase estrogens

As hard as it is to believe, this is the actual title of the study – i.e. SSRI drugs are bonafide endocrine disruptors. As it turns out, all of the six most-prescribed SSRI drugs the study looked at behaved not only as inhibitors of gonadal androgen synthesis (e.g. testosterone, DHT), but also adrenal androgens (DHEA) … Read more

Serotonin puts the brakes on libido, by lowering dopamine

Nothing really surprising, as far as Peatarians are concerned, in the findings of this study. I am only posting it here as it is one of the few that officially acknowledge that serotonergic drugs cause sexual dysfunction – i.e. something mainstream medicine has vehemently denied for decades. As such, it corroborates the approach of using … Read more

Upregulated serotonin synthesis may be a biomarker for breast cancer

Once again, the available evidence contradicts the popular myth promoted by public health agencies that serotonin is the “happiness hormone”. One only needs to talk to a person on serotonergic (SSRI) drugs for a few minutes to realize just how “happy” those people are as a result of their medication. The study below now exposes … Read more

Depression fades away when serotonin levels drop

A very, very inconvenient study for mainstream medicine and its Big Pharma goons. The so-called “serotonin hypothesis” is slowly crumbling and the results from the most recent studies are so unequivocal that the fraud about serotonin as the “happiness hormone” may go down in history as one of the most open and grotesque examples of … Read more

Many people may suffer from chronic serotonin syndrome

A very interesting article, which calls out the widespread usage of serotonergic drugs (usually SSRI), and argues that their widespread use may have created an “epidemic” of a chronic, milder version of the (in)famous serotonin syndrome (SS). Currently, mainstream medicine does not recognize chronic SS as a condition, and most ER doctors are inadequately trained … Read more

Serotonin and oxytocin promote gullibility, trainability, and servility

A great study, which while done with horses, will probably raise questions (unfortunately only in people with already-low serotonin) of whether the relentless promotion of serotonin (5-HT) as the “happiness hormone” and oxytocin as the “love and connection hormone” has any evidence in support. According to the study, the horses with the lowest serotonin levels … Read more

Serotonin promotes (futile) patience and (false) faith in future rewards

This study alone explains so much of the pathological behavior seen in humans living in developed countries. Namely, the vast majority of them are willing to break their backs working and “delaying gratification” in the hopes that one day they will “make it” and all of their efforts will be generously rewarded. Of course, this … Read more

Serotonin (and SSRI drugs) can cause anxiety and PTSD

Yet another great study exposing just how much of a “happy hormone” serotonin really is. As usual, the popular press article does everything possible to avoid pointing the finger at serotonin and even engages in misdirection. For example, it says that SERT is the main target of drugs like cocaine, while in reality it is … Read more

Elevated serotonin may cause schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

The study and even the popular press article are fairly technical so I won’t go into the full details here but I will just give a TLDR. Namely, the study below provides strong evidence that lower levels / expression / activity of the serotonin transporter (SERT) protein is likely a direct cause of schizophrenia, bipolar … Read more

SSRI drugs increase violent behavior and promote recidivism

Despite decades of animal research demonstrating how elevated serotonin in general, and SSRI drugs in particular, turn animals into homicidal, vicious creatures, (and are actually the cause of depression and not the cure for it) mainstream medicine continues to deny that such scary effects are possible in humans. Recent studies demonstrating loss of empathy in … Read more