In article <4ekp58$68n at watt.electriciti.com>, Molecule One Scientific
Research Institute <molecul1 at electriciti.com> wrote:
> How many overweight persons eat that much, due to depression?
> Isn't depression directly related to reduction of serotonin?
> Why would a serotonin reduction drug be given to a stressed out,
> depressed person, that probably eats due to depression?
Yes, I would guess that also. Antidepressants that act upon serotonergic
systems (such as fluoxetine [Prozac]) are 5-HT uptake blockers. This
tends to enhance serotonergic tone by increasing synaptic serotonin. In
what way does this drug 'reduce' serotonin? Does it act as a receptor
blocker or an enzyme inhibitor? I'm curious, too.
Michael L. Kirby