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 Elevated serotonin may cause schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

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 SSRI drugs increase violent behavior and promote recidivism

SSRI drugs, not depression, destroy empathy

Yet another medical myth gets busted today. A common dogma in psychiatry is that one of the core symptoms of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) is lack of empathy. In other words, while such patients are perfectly in tune with their own suffering and negative emotions, they are indifferent (and sometimes even pleased) at … Read more SSRI drugs, not depression, destroy empathy

SSRI drugs strikingly toxic for fetal brain, may cause autism

As many of my readers know, autism rates keep rising and even mainstream medicine has acknowledged that the condition is not genetic. There is significant evidence implicating serotonin overload during pregnancy, yet despite this solid and causative link doctors continue prescribing serotonergic (SSRI) drugs to pregnant women claiming that there is no evidence those drugs … Read more SSRI drugs strikingly toxic for fetal brain, may cause autism

Antidepressants are physically addictive, should not be taken long-term

What is surprising about this study is not that antidepressant drugs are addictive. We have known this (despite the vehement denials from pharma executives) even way back before those drugs got approved for human use. What is surprising in this study is that for the first time there is an admission in mainstream media about … Read more Antidepressants are physically addictive, should not be taken long-term

Serotonin excess, not dopamine deficiency, may be the cause of Parkinson

One of the most paradigm-challenging studies I have seen this year and, unsurprisingly, mainstream media is pulling all sorts of tricks to avoid naming the culprit directly. Even the press release and the study abstract are worded in a convoluted way, talking about a “serotonin dysfunction” instead of what the results of the study demonstrated … Read more Serotonin excess, not dopamine deficiency, may be the cause of Parkinson

SSRI drugs during pregnancy cause child autism, antiserotonin drugs cure it

Yet another study pointing the finger directly at serotonin as a major causative factor in autism. This study comes just days after I made the post on decreased allopregnanolone synthesis by placenta as a possible cause of autism. It pains me just to think that currently all SSRI drugs are rated as safe for pregnant … Read more SSRI drugs during pregnancy cause child autism, antiserotonin drugs cure it