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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10 Responses to Does Depression = Lack of Fun?

  1. Buffet October 19, 2009 at 6:13 pm #

    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!

  2. paulinelaila October 28, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    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

  3. Sam-e November 20, 2010 at 10:25 am #

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  4. eternal love March 5, 2011 at 4:48 am #

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

  5. eternal love March 5, 2011 at 12:48 am #

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

    • Lecithin July 11, 2011 at 9:12 am #

      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.

  6. Lecithin July 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    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.

  7. Lecithin July 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    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.

  8. Larry August 23, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    a very good excerpt! depression is dangerous for both mentally and physically.
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  9. Larry August 23, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    a very good excerpt! depression is dangerous for both mentally and physically.
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