Mental Health

Antidepressants

While I have been discussing opioids and their effect on the brain I have also been thinking about antidepressants, specifically SSRIs and the role they play within the brain. Prior the 1950s, opioids, amphetamine, and methamphetamines were used to treat¬† depression, until researchers discovered that a lack of the neurotransmitter¬† noradrenaline and serotonin causes depression,… Continue reading Antidepressants