Healy’s editorial on serotonin and depression does a disservice to psychiatristsBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2508 (Published 14 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2508
- Alexander E Langford, core trainee in psychiatry1
- 1South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham BR3 3BX, UK
Healy does a great disservice to jobbing psychiatrists with his editorial on serotonin and depression, the marketing of a myth.1 By portraying them as “co-opted into a myth” about low levels of serotonin being the sole cause of depression he paints them as gullible. And by stating that this theory is “an easy shorthand …
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