2-Minute Neuroscience: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

SSRIs are the most widely-used treatment for depression, and have been since their introduction to the market in the late 1980s. They were formulated based on the hypothesis that depression is caused by low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. In this video, I discuss how SSRIs work along with some questions that have been raised about the serotonin hypothesis since the introduction of SSRIs.