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do neurotransmitters effect emotions or do emotions effect neurotransmitters? which comes first?

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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Consensus is: that neurotransmitters affect our subjective experiences--feelings and thoughts, and lots of other mental events (pain, sensorimotor impressions, taste, vision, hearing, vestibular functions; you name it). If the hardware is in place, then external events can produce reactions in them, so subjectively it seems that emotions and thoughts trigger internal states. Its probably a two-way street.

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What are some good ways to cope with my emotions during pregnancy?

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Support: Tender loving care :) a supportive family, partner and friends can help pave the way towards a satisfying pregnancy. However, keeping a good schedule and doing things you enjoy (reading books, going to new places) can help prevent symptoms from emerging.
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Is it normal to feel emotional in pregnancy?

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Yes: Emotional feelings are influenced by the changing hormones in your body with pregnancy. Estrogen is the hormone produced during pregnancy that may influence your mood. Progesterone levels early in pregnancy may also be responsible for mood changes. If you find that your mood changes are erratic and associated with a depressed mood, let your doctor know as this not be normal.
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How can I manage my emotions during pregnancy?

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How does HCV affect emotional life?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
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How could spinal injuries affect your emotions?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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In many ways: A spine injury can range from minor to catastrophic. If there is spinal cord injury, a person will go through the same stages as someone losing a loved one to death: grief, anger, denial, depression, bargaining, and (hopefully) acceptance. Even less devastating spinal injuries can lead one down a similar path. It is normal, and getting support from friends, family, and professionals can help.

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