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Marketing of a Myth – SSRI Drugs

    The ‘marketing of a myth’ is the claim that was made  on April 21, 2015, by David Healy, head of psychiatry at the Hergest Psychiatric Unit in Bangor, North Wales regarding the misconception that low levels of seratonin were responsible for depression.  It has become established fact, he says.  According to his article, Dr. Healy states that the serotonin reuptake inhibiting (SSRI) group of drugs came on stream in the late 1980’s.  “A 1960s idea that serotonin concentrations

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