Is depression really a chemical imbalance? Learn more about what causes depression and how to overcome depression naturally.
0:00 Introduction: SSRIs explained
1:10 Side effects of SSRIs
1:45 Common treatments for depression
2:58 Root causes of depression and natural remedies for depression
11:15 Learn more about insomnia!
There is no evidence that depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain involving serotonin.
It has been found that SSRIs can temporarily help increase serotonin in the brain. However, drug trials have shown that these anti-depressants were almost indistinguishable from the placebo in treating depression.
SSRIs come with a lot of side effects, including serious side effects involving the sex organs. Psychiatric drugs also come with a black box warning, meaning there is a high risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Does depression cause body problems, or do body problems cause depression? I think it could be both—but we’re going to focus on the body problems and deficiencies that could cause depression.
Potential causes of depression:
2. Chronic fatigue
4. Nutritional deficiencies (vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin B1, magnesium, DHA)
5. Lack of exercise
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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand what causes depression and how to fight depression naturally. I’ll see you in the next video.