Posted by notfred on November 19, 2006, at 15:12:09
In reply to Re: CLEVER ONES!..NEED INFO ON BRAIN NEUROTRANSMIT » linkadge, posted by Racer on November 19, 2006, at 14:32:35
> Latest I've seen were studies showing impaired *turnover* of serotonin in some areas of the brain. In other words, there's a "normal" amount of serotonin available, but there's a much lower amount of serotonin being produced, which implies a lower amount of serotonin being used.
Extending on what Racer said, another question is "is this cause or effect ?". When looking at neurotransmitters and depression are we seeing changes which are **caused by** depression or do these changes **cause** depression ?
If it is the latter case then the meds should work much better than they do. They should be highly effective, as they treat the root cause of depression. "highly effective" is not a word that comes to mind to describe most psyco meds.