Does Depression = Lack of Fun?

“Real science points to one conclusion. “Modern cosmetic pharmacology focuses so heavily on eliminating depression that it entirely misses one essential point: depressed people are suffering from a lack of fun.”

Fun (and adventure) produce both adrenaline and dopamine, while “Having fun with other humans in a social setting stimulates serotonin and oxcytocin, two neurochemicals essential to feelings of security and being loved.” This oversight “will be viewed by future generations as one of the greatest failures of medicine,” argues this article (which appeared in the fall issue of the science magazine H+), concluding that science “has barely scratched the surface on fun.

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  • Buffet

    What if each of us, today, went out of our way to insure that one depressed person had fun? It's at least worth a try!

  • http://www.getgooglesniper.com paulinelaila

    For me, depression is always lack of fun. I don't know about others but I do agree with this. If there's no fun, staying home or not going out socializing is like locking myself from the world. Depression crawls in quickly. But why is this tagged under pahrmacology? Doesn't make any sense, does it? google sniper review

  • http://www.wholehealth.com/vitamins-supplements/sam-e Sam-e

    test

  • http://www.lovetimecapsule.com eternal love

    shy people tends to be depressed because they don’t like to express their feelings.

  • http://www.lovetimecapsule.com eternal love

    shy people tends to be depressed because they don’t like to express their feelings.

    • http://www.lecithinbenefits.org Lecithin

      Yes, but shy people don’t produce enough of serotonin and oxcytocin as they have limited experience of life, because of inhibitions in their heads which are hard to overcome.

  • http://www.lecithinbenefits.org Lecithin

    Yes, but shy people don’t produce enough of serotonin and oxcytocin as they have limited experience of life, because of inhibitions in their heads which are hard to overcome.

  • http://www.lecithinbenefits.org Lecithin

    Yes, but shy people don’t produce enough of serotonin and oxcytocin as they have limited experience of life, because of inhibitions in their heads which are hard to overcome.

  • Larry

    a very good excerpt! depression is dangerous for both mentally and physically.
    check this out!
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  • Larry

    a very good excerpt! depression is dangerous for both mentally and physically.
    check this out!
    Google Sniper aldfaj

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