Rat prozac

Can we wonder whether not eating has an emotional effect when even rats can use hunger as a temporary anti-depressant?

Of course, like any addictive substance, it takes bigger and bigger hits to get the same effect (smaller and smaller meals). And meanwhile, your brain loses the ability to cope without a "hit." Easy to see where that goes.


  1. Makes perfect sense to me, although I think that some treatments take the analogy between eating disorders and addictions too far if only because the effects of malnutrition on the brain are perhaps longer-lasting than those of alcohol or speed and therefore it is more difficult to achieve a period of "sobriety"


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