Everything you ever wanted to know about… Serotonin

Well, not EVERYTHING of course! This is the third post in a series that recaps (in one handy place) all I’ve written so far about a particular subject. The first two ‘Everythings’ were about Alastair Benbow and Ian Hudson.

I thought that Serotonin would make a timely subject for this ‘Everything’ because of the other post I made today “More snake oil from Glaxo”. Glaxo really doesn’t want to let go of trying to connect Serotonin with a cure for depression – even if, in the case of Gepirone ER, they are more than a bit wooly about the truth – “Gepirone ER affects brain serotonin by binding to serotonin 5HT1a receptors.”

Is this a good thing? Who knows, but at least the PR company has got ‘Gepirone ER’ in the same sentence as ‘serotonin’. That’s got to be a start, I suppose – perhaps marketing can build on this sentence with a scientific paper from ‘Marty’ Keller to ‘prove’ it is a good thing!

Anyway, as usual, this link will take you to my collected posts so far on Serotonin. As ever, I would advise that it’s best to scroll down and read them from the bottom upwards (there are two pages on this subject so far).


One Response to “Everything you ever wanted to know about… Serotonin”

  1. The myth of the chemical cure « seroxat secrets… Says:

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