Monday, July 07, 2008

Depression re-examined

The link in the title to this post will take readers to the Sunday Boston Globe, July 6, 2008. The article is Head Fake: How Prozac sent the science of depression in the wrong direction, by Jonah Lehrer. The article discusses how recent research shows that depression is actually rooted in problems with the brain's ability to renew its cells. A bit disconcerting, but an excellent article for those with an interest in depression.

1 comment:

James Milles said...

Thanks for pointing this out--it's an excellent article. The current research seems consistent with what I read in Peter Kramer's book, "Against Depression," a couple of years ago.