Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Depression is weird


Once again, a simple internet myth is busted.  Brain serotonin was supposed to keep you happy.  I can feel changes in my brain as I get depressed, and take the pills.  But it doesn't work like a gas tank of happiness.  I don't fill up with serotonin when I take the pills.

Instead, it is way more complex and it is just a function of making the brain work better.  It is exactly the same input and the same results.  However, it is a great philosophical point.

So, now, when I don't want to do something, I can't blame my serotonin levels.  Instead, I will say my brain isn't connected together, today.  Happens all the time.

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