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 treatĀ  depression, until researchers discovered that a lack of the neurotransmitterĀ  noradrenaline and serotonin causes depression,… Continue reading Antidepressants