A “fact of the matter” may not exist in scientific narratives such as serotonin and depressionBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2501 (Published 14 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2501
- Philip J Cowen, professor of psychopharmacology1
- 1University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
Healy’s observations on serotonin and depression make interesting, if familiar, reading.1 2 However, I was struck by the remarkable claim that the focus on serotonin has led to the “eclipse of cortisol” in mood disorder research. A quick search in Scopus with “cortisol” and “depression” …
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