A 41-year-old member asked:
what drinks decrease serotonin levels?
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Dr. Owen Scott answered
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
One that doesn't: Quite a few web pages state that caffeine consumption causes a drop in serotonin. Not true- caffeine works directly on adenosine receptors. It also leads to increased dopamine action, producing a sense of pleasure that may account for much of the appeal of caffeine drinks. Over-reliance on caffeine can cause problems but decreased serotonin is not one of them.
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
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