U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 41-year-old member asked:

What drinks decrease serotonin levels?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Owen Scott
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
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.
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Wow! I learned something!
Apr 25, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 43-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 65-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 49-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
A 19-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Last updated Dec 27, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.