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Sine seratonin depletes other nerotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine...by "deplete" does it mean a permanent thing?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Not correct: Serotonin does not deplete other neurotransmitters, but there is a balance especially between Dopamine and serotonin. This balance is dynamic and constantly re-establishing itself. Unless there is damage to neurons (which there can be when abusing certain drugs) neurotransmitter changes would not be permanent.

Answered 5/7/2016



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