Feb 22, 2023
Today on the podcast Dr. Mike Stone is joined by Dr. Kristin Dawson and Ben Askins from the WH Ketamine Clinic to discuss the recent study, "The serotonin theory of depression: a systematic umbrella review of the evidence". In this episode, the team delves into the question of whether depression and low serotonin levels are actually linked. They discuss what actually causes depression, how selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) work, and the delays in relief that are often associated with SSRIs. They also explore the effectiveness of SSRIs for depression, and whether they merely mask symptoms or provide a true long-term solution.