Serotonin and depression. Is it always good to boost serotonin?

Serotonin and depression are very associated in the collective imagination. It is said that in depression there is a deficit of the neurotransmitter serotonin. In NeuroQuotient® we are clear that this is not always the case. To explain it, we will discuss serotonin reuptake – where the most commonly used drugs act – and we will see the serotonin paradox.

Let us remember that NeuroQuotient® is a tool, based on neuroscience, to facilitate development processes. In the certification to use it we deal with the fundamental issues in the relationship between neuroscience, and behavior and people’s well-being. In this learning process, in some cases, it is necessary to question certain ‘myths’. Let’s see an example.

Serotonin is fashionable. Everyone talks about the wonders of the neurotransmitter serotonin. If we don’t have a good serotonin level, we are lost. Fatal. To all this it helps that, in addition, we associate lack of serotonin and depression.

Is all of this correct? Won’t this be excessive?

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