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medically,which are root causes of nervousness and depression?is it imbalance of nuro-transmiters??if yesthenwhy?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Neurotransmitter imbalance is a main cause for anxiety and depression. Other causes can vary from thyroid to adrenal problems, MTHFR and genetic pre-dispositions, to diet and lifestyle including food sensitivities (such as gluten). Nutrient deficiencies are also a factor.

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A 35-year-old male asked:

Medicaly,what are the reasons of depression and nervousness?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Medically: Depression can related to neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain (serotonin, norepinephrine, or dopamine), hormone imbalances (estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, thyroid), genetic predisposition to mood disorders, head injuries, dealing with major stressors to include loss, alcohol or drug use and may occur as a side effect to some medications.

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Last updated May 24, 2016

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