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Depression Is A Symptom, Not The Disease

Depression has grown to epidemic proportions. In 2014, an estimated 15.7 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in the previous year, according to the National Institute for Mental Health. According To the CDC, about one in 10 Americans aged 12 and over takes antidepressant medication. For more startling[...]

Serotonin’s Role in Depression and Willpower (and how to make more)

Serotonin is a neurochemical that does so many different things in your body that it’s really tough to nail down its function precisely. Your brain’s prefrontal cortex, which primarily controls your personality and executive functioning, relies heavily on serotonin. Your overall mood is greatly influenced by this neurochemical and like Goldilocks, levels need to be[...]

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