is just one explanation as to the biological reasons behind depression, in that it is caused by a deficit in the production or uptake of monoamines such as serotonin and dopamine.

MONOAMINE HYPOTHESIS: "According to the monoamine hypothesis, depression is caused due to a lack of serotonin and dopamine."
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