Depression: A Chemical Imbalance In The Brain

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The reading and the lecture are both about depression, a mental disorder which is affecting millions of people worldwide and even more with the passing of time. First of all, the author points out that the cause of depression, a chemical imbalance in the brain, is targeted and solved thanks to medications. It is mentioned that abnormal level of chemical compound can have a drastic effect on a person's mood and that medication are targeting this problem. This point is challenged by the lecturer. He says that depression is more complex just a chemical imbalance in the brain. Furthermore, he argues that it takes only a negative experience such as the death of a child to become depressed. Secondly, the author contends that medications are efficient
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