MONOAMINE HYPOTHESIS

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."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "MONOAMINE HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/monoamine-hypothesis/ (accessed June 27, 2017).
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