Dr. Martin looks at three major articles on depression. Two involve the use of antidepressants, the third about how hopelessness, loneliness, and unhappiness accelerate the aging process.
It’s being reported that long term use of SSRI antidepressants can double your risk of heart disease. Dr. Martin has said multiple times that SSRIs were meant as a short-term fix. The medication was never meant to be used more than six months under any circumstance.
Medicine will say that depression is a chemical imbalance, when really, it’s caused by low levels of serotonin. Dr. Martin is about getting to the root cause and he discusses ways to increase your serotonin in today’s episode.