BMF 83 - Antidepressants

Depression is a common psychiatric disorder affecting millions of people worldwide. It is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain, namely serotonin and noradrenaline. Everyone experiences highs and lows, but depression is characterized by persistent sadness for weeks or months. With depression there is a lasting feeling of hopelessness, often accompanied by anxiety. Sufferers lose interest in things that they previously enjoyed, and experience bouts of tearfulness. Rational thinking and decision making are impacted. Physical manifestations include tiredness, insomnia, loss of appetite and sex drive, aches and pains. That its worst depression can cause the sufferer to feel suicidal.


Chiron offers a wide range of antidepressant reference materials and associated internal standards


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